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CPSC Recalls Certain Heat Pumps Made in Mainland China

15 Oct 2019

The CPSC has announced a recall of the following heat pumps made in mainland China....Read More


Imports of 31 Chemical Substances Could Require Advance Notice

15 Oct 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments through 12 November on a proposed rule that would require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of 31 chemical s...Read More


Child and Forced Labour Lists Undergoing Annual Review

15 Oct 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs is requesting comments and information no later than 13 January 2020 to be used in the preparation of certain documents regarding c...Read More


California to Stop Sale of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

15 Oct 2019

The California Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the sale of the pesticide chlorpyrifos will cease in February 2020 as a result of an agreement between the Department of Pesticide Reg...Read More


Cotton Import Fee to Be Increased

14 Oct 2019

Assessments paid by importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order will rise 2.7 percent to US$0.012222/kg under a direct final rule issued by AMS. Th...Read More


California Tightens Heavy Metal Restrictions on Jewellery

14 Oct 2019

California recently approved legislation tightening the current restrictions on the sale of children’s jewellery containing certain heavy metals....Read More


Fines Assessed for Bribery Schemes in Mainland China

10 Oct 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reports that a Canadian company and its former chief executive officer have agreed to pay more than US$4.1 million to resolve charges that they violated the...Read More


Records Required Under Foreign Supplier Verification Rule Outlined by FDA

10 Oct 2019

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a list of records that importers are required to maintain under the foreign supplier verification programme regulations. FSVP requirements are already in ef...Read More


Proposal Would Ease Testing Requirements for Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Certain Fibres

10 Oct 2019

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking comments by 23 December on a proposal to ease certain testing requirements for children’s toys and child care articles containing certain unfinis...Read More


Bi-facial Solar Panels to Face Safeguard Measures

10 Oct 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to withdraw an exclusion in place for bi-facial solar panels from the safeguard measures on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and other ...Read More


U.S. Executive Calendar

8 Oct 2019

Actions: Pre-hearing conference in connection with USITC AD and CV injury investigations of vertical file cabinets from China; Comments due on DOE proposal to amend energy test procedures for clothes ...Read More


Legislation Introduced or Passed in the 116th U.S. Congress

8 Oct 2019

From 30 September through 6 October 2019, members of the U.S. Congress did not introduce and/or approve any international trade-related bills that may have an impact on Hong Kong or mainland China....Read More


CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

8 Oct 2019

The CPSC has announced a recall of the following products made in mainland China. Products: Scooters; Resistance Bands and various products....Read More


Additional Time for Input on Possible Amended Energy Requirements for Clothes Washers and Dryers

8 Oct 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy is giving interested parties until 17 October for interested parties to submit input on whether amended standards for residential clothes washers would result in a signif...Read More


Imported Food Safety Enforcement Actions Highlighted in New FDA Tool

3 Oct 2019

The Food and Drug Administration has made available a new tool designed to track the impact of the seven foundational regulations issued under the Food Safety Modernization Act, measure their progress...Read More


New Import Duty Suspension/Reduction Process to Begin on 11 October

3 Oct 2019

The U.S. International Trade Commission will formally kick off 11 October a process that could result in the United States granting new or extending current import duty suspensions or reductions to po...Read More


Certain Apparel from Mainland China Subject to New Detention Order

3 Oct 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on 30 September issued five new withhold release orders banning imports of certain products believed to have been produced with forced or prison labour. The affected...Read More


Input Sought on Energy Procedures or Standards for Ceiling Fans and Water Storage Tanks

2 Oct 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input by 29 November on a proposal to amend the current energy test procedures for ceiling fans. Separately, the DOE has extended from 23 September to 30 Octob...Read More


CBP Seizes Fake Goods of Increasing Value

2 Oct 2019

CBP remains committed to preventing the entry of counterfeit and pirated goods into the United States through an aggressive enforcement intellectual property rights programme. As part of these efforts...Read More


Violation of U.S. Emissions Requirements Leads to CBP Seizures

2 Oct 2019

On 25 September, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that their joint enforcement efforts at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, ...Read More

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