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U.S. to Impose High Duties on Steel and Aluminium Imports

16 March 2018

President Trump on 8 March signed two presidential proclamations imposing additional tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively, on U.S. imports of foreign-made steel and aluminium products....Read More


U.S. Trade Policy Agenda Focuses on Enforcement and National Security

16 March 2018

The Trump administration’s second annual trade policy agenda again takes a tough line, emphasising “aggressive” enforcement of U.S. trade laws, the role of trade in supporting national security and li...Read More


Mainland China and Hong Kong Continue to Account for Vast Majority of IPR Seizures

16 March 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently released statistics regarding the volume and value of its seizures of intellectual property rights infringing articles during fiscal year 2017 (October 2016...Read More


New Label on Polyester Clothing Would be Required Under California Bill

16 March 2018

A new bill in the California State Assembly (AB 2379, introduced on 14 February) would require all clothing made from fabric that is more than 50 percent polyester to bear a conspicuous label warning ...Read More


More Foreign Entities, Shipping Companies Hit with North Korea-Related Sanctions

16 March 2018

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has imposed sanctions against one individual, 27 entities and 28 vessels for conducting certain trade with, and providing certain...Read More


Court Finds DOE Illegally Delayed Four Mandatory Energy Efficiency Standards

16 March 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled on 15 February that the U.S. Department of Energy illegally delayed the implementation of separate mandatory energy efficiency sta...Read More


Formal Investigation on Unfair U.S. Port Charges Gets Under Way

16 March 2018

The Federal Maritime Commission has launched a fact-finding investigation on the practices of vessel operating common carriers and marine terminal operators related to detention, demurrage and per die...Read More


CPSC Seeks Input on Priorities for FYs 2019 and 2020, Considers Petition on Inflatable Protective Devices

16 March 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission will conduct a public hearing on 11 April to receive views from all interested parties about its agenda and priorities for fiscal years 2019 and 2020....Read More


Importers Subject to New User Fees Under EPA Proposal

16 March 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to establish and collect user fees from manufacturers (including importers) and processors that (i) are required to submit information under Section 4 ...Read More


Energy Labelling Requirements for Some Appliances Updated

16 March 2018

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a final rule that will update ranges of comparability and unit energy cost figures on EnergyGuide labels for dishwashers, furnaces, room air conditioners and po...Read More


USTR Amends Dates for Annual Review of IPR Protection and Enforcement

16 March 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has amended several dates in its annual review of foreign countries’ acts, policies and practices concerning the protection of intellectual property rights....Read More


Brazil Modifies Duties on Various Products

16 March 2018

Brazilian authorities recently announced the addition of 830 items through 30 December 2019 to a list of foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommunications goods that benefit from...Read More


Brazil Approves 2005 Amendment to TRIPS Agreement

16 March 2018

The Brazilian government has issued a decree approving effective from 22 February the 2005 amendment to the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights....Read More


Mexico Proposes New Standards for Showerheads

16 March 2018

Mexico is seeking input from interested parties by 30 April on a proposal (PROY-NOM-008-CONAGUA-2017) to amend the current mandatory technical standards for domestically-produced and imported new and ...Read More


Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American AD/CV Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

16 March 2018

Topics: Argentina Begins AD Probe of Pliers; Mexico Issues AD Duty Order on Certain Steel Tubes; Mexico Preliminary Finds Dumping on Micro Welding Wire; Peru Issues AD Duty Order on Slide Fasteners; C...Read More


AD/CV Notices

16 March 2018

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Rubber bands, Polytetrafluoroethylene resin, Uncovered innerspring units, Aluminiu...Read More


USITC Notices

16 March 2018

Topics: Preliminary Affirmative AD/CV Injury Determinations on Cast Iron Soil Pipe; Preliminary Affirmative AD/CV Injury Determinations on Large Diameter Pipe; AD Duty Order on Polyester Staple Fibre ...Read More


CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

16 March 2018

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China. Products: Children's Nightgowns, Multicookers, High Chairs, Girls' Jeans, Mosquito Traps, and Menorahs....Read More


Legislation Introduced or Passed in the 115th U.S. Congress

16 March 2018

From 24 February through 11 March 2018, members of the U.S. Congress introduced and/or approved the following international trade-related bills that may have an impact on Hong Kong or mainland China....Read More


U.S. Executive Calendar

16 March 2018

U.S. Executive Calendar as at 12 March 2018. Pre-hearing conference in connection with USITC AD investigation of carton-closing staples from China....Read More

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