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Argentina Bans Imports of Colistin Veterinary Products

17 Jan 2019

Argentina has banned effective from 14 July the production, importation, distribution and use of veterinary products that contain as an active principle Colistin and its salts....Read More

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New Food Safety Regulations Enter into Force in Canada

17 Jan 2019

Canada on 15 January implemented new food safety regulations that according to Canadian authorities will usher “a new era of food safety for Canadians.” According to a press release from the Canadian ...Read More

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Food Safety Inspections, Other Trade Issues Among FDA’s Enforcement Priorities

17 Jan 2019

The Food and Drug Administration plans to further increase its inspections to ensure the safety of foreign food suppliers in 2019, posing a significant challenge for importers who could face entry del...Read More

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First Sale Rule Enforcement Increasing in Section 301 Environment

17 Jan 2019

The use of the first sale rule has increased dramatically over the past several months as companies seek to lessen the impact of the additional Section 301 tariffs on imports from mainland China. At t...Read More

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USTR Says No Section 301 Tariff Exclusions on List 3 Goods Until March

17 Jan 2019

The Trump administration will not initiate a process for excluding goods from the Section 301 additional tariff on US$200 billion worth of imports from mainland China until at least March, according t...Read More

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U.S. Executive Calendar

15 Jan 2019

U.S. Executive Calendar as at 14 Jan 2019. Date: 14 Jan 2019. Action: Final determinations due in ITA AD and CV investigations of cast iron soil pipe from China....Read More

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

15 Jan 2019

From 3 through 11 January 2019, 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

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Canada Begins Re-Investigations of AD Measures on OCTG and Seamless Casing

15 Jan 2019

The CBSA has initiated separate re-investigations of the normal values and export prices of certain mainland Chinese oil country tubular goods and seamless casing and seamless carbon or alloy steel oi...Read More

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Argentina Extends Duty-Free Treatment for Cellulose Paste and Paper for Newspapers

15 Jan 2019

Argentina has approved a law (Law 27.498) that will preserve for a period of ten years the duty-free treatment currently provided to cellulose paste and paper for newspapers....Read More

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U.S. Renews Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from Mainland China

15 Jan 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a final rule extending through 14 January 2024 import restrictions on certain archaeological materials representing mainland China’s cultural heritage fro...Read More

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U.S. Industry Coalition Calls on Lawmakers to Exercise Congressional Oversight on Trump Administration

15 Jan 2019

In a letter dated 9 January, the multi-industry coalition Americans for Free Trade urged all new members of the 116th Congress to ensure the legislative body exercises its “ oversight role on trade po...Read More

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Offers More Details on Trade Priorities for this Year

11 Jan 2019

As previously reported, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley will once again chair the Senate Finance Committee after a 12-year hiatus due to Republican Party term limits for committee chairmen....Read More

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Little Detail on Outcome of U.S.-Mainland China Trade Talks

11 Jan 2019

The United States and mainland China met in Beijing on 7-9 January to hold their first talks since agreeing to a trade ceasefire in December. The negotiations were extended an extra day but reports ha...Read More

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Mercosur Amends Labelling Requirements for Textiles and Apparel

10 Jan 2019

The Mercosur Common Market Group recently issued a regulation modifying the current regional labelling requirements for textiles and apparel. Mercosur member nations have been given until 15 June to i...Read More

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Argentina to Ban Imports of Halogen Lamps

10 Jan 2019

Argentina has expanded its current ban on the sale and importation of general purpose residential incandescent lamps to cover all types and models of halogen lamps, effective 31 December 2019....Read More

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Brazil Suspends Implementation of New Technical Requirements for Toys

10 Jan 2019

Brazil’s National Institute of Technology, Normalisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has suspended the entry into force of the new mandatory technical and conformity assessment requirements for t...Read More

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CBP to Expand Tests of Blockchain Uses

10 Jan 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently completed one test of potential use of blockchain technology and is looking to conduct additional tests this year. For several months in 2018 CBP tested the...Read More

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Trade Agencies Continue to Be Impacted by Partial U.S. Government Shutdown

10 Jan 2019

The continuing partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government has begun to affect key trade agencies as it nears its three-week mark. Certain security-related functions, including U.S. Customs and Bo...Read More

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U.S. Executive Calendar

8 Jan 2019

U.S. Executive Calendar as at 7 Jan 2019. Date: 7 Jan 2019. Action: Preliminary determination due in ITA AD investigation of certain steel wheels 12 to 16.5 inches in diameter from China....Read More

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

8 Jan 2019

From 1 through 3 January 2019, 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

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