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Brazil Lowers Duties on Additional Products

24 Jan 2020

Brazilian authorities have established tariff-rate quotas on imports of nine additional products to correct a lack of supply in the Brazilian market....Read More


Stopping Imports Made with Forced Labour is Part of New Anti-Trafficking Strategy

24 Jan 2020

Interdicting imports of goods made with forced labour is one of the objectives of the Department of Homeland Security’s recently released strategy for combating human trafficking. DHS states that it p...Read More


U.S. Eases Controls on Firearm Exports

24 Jan 2020

The Bureau of Industry and Security and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls have issued final regulations easing the regulatory burden on U.S. firearm exports. The changes were originally propos...Read More


CPSC Recalls Certain Strollers Made in Mainland China

21 Jan 2020

The CPSC has announced a recall of certain strollers made in mainland China. Product: Strollers....Read More


USITC Notices

21 Jan 2020

Topics: Scheduling of Final Phase of AD/CV Injury Investigations of Steel Staples; Full Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on MSG; Scheduling of Expedited Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Aluminium Oxide...Read More


AD/CV Notices

21 Jan 2020

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: certain cold-rolled steel flat products; forged steel fluid end blocks; fresh garl...Read More


Miscellaneous Canadian and Latin American Safeguard and AD/CV Duty Actions

21 Jan 2020

Topics: Canada Begins Exclusion Request Process for Heavy Plate and Steel Wire; Canada Renews AD/CV Duty Orders on Aluminium Extrusions; Brazil Renews AD Duty Order on Tableware....Read More


Imports of Six Chemical Substances Could Require Advance Notice

21 Jan 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments through 18 February on a proposed rule that would require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of six chemical ...Read More


USMCA Legislation Approved in Senate, Could Become Law This Week

21 Jan 2020

The Senate approved on 16 January by an 89-10 vote legislation to implement the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement updating NAFTA. President Trump said he plans to sign the bill, which the House of Represen...Read More


Mainland Chinese Trading Company Targeted as Part of U.S. Sanctions on Iran

16 Jan 2020

The Office of Foreign Assets Control on 10 January designated various firms, including a Beijing-based trading company, for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran....Read More


Mainland China Delisted as Currency Manipulator

16 Jan 2020

The U.S. Treasury Department has rescinded mainland China’s designation as a currency manipulator in its most recent semi-annual foreign exchange rate report. Treasury states that in the phase one tra...Read More


U.S. and Mainland China Sign Phase One Trade Deal

16 Jan 2020

The United States and mainland China signed on 15 January a phase one trade agreement under which the United States has suspended some tariff increases and will roll back others in return for what the...Read More


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

14 Jan 2020

From 7 through 12 January 2020, 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

14 Jan 2020

Actions: Reply submissions due in connection with USITC economic effects investigation of modifications to solar cell safeguard measure; Comments due to be used by DOL in preparation of child labour a...Read More


CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

14 Jan 2020

The CPSC has announced a recall of the following products made in mainland China. Products: Mugs; Tricycles; Milk Bottles....Read More


AD/CV Notices

14 Jan 2020

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: polyester textured yarn; certain pneumatic off-the-road tyres; lorry and bus tyres...Read More


USITC Notices

14 Jan 2020

Topics: USITC Examines Import and Export Effects of Additional Tariffs; Schedule for AD/CV Probes on Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products; Scheduling of Expedited Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Ste...Read More


Argentina Modifies Import Licencing Requirements

14 Jan 2020

Argentina has made a number of amendments of its import licencing regime in an effort to more efficiently analyse and monitor import flows. The lists of tariff lines subject to non-automatic licencing...Read More


New Energy Conservation Standards Issued for Four Products

14 Jan 2020

Pursuant to a court order, the U.S. Department of Energy has issued four final rules that establish new mandatory energy conservation standards for air compressors, portable air conditioners and unint...Read More


Lawmaker Seeks to Tighten Restrictions on Huawei

14 Jan 2020

Sen. Cotton on 8 January introduced legislation to prohibit the sharing of U.S. intelligence with countries that permit the operation of Huawei’s fifth generation telecommunications technology within ...Read More

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