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White House Signals Intention to Impose Section 301 Tariffs Soon After 15 June

8 June 2018

Just a week after saying it would suspend the imposition of an additional 25 percent tariff on US$50 billion worth of imports from mainland China, the Trump administration has announced plans to move ...Read More


U.S. Considering Import Restrictions on Automobiles

8 June 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on 23 May its self-initiation of an investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to determine whether imports of automobiles (including ...Read More


Likelihood of Global Trade War Increases Following U.S. Rescission of Steel/Aluminium Tariff Exemptions for EU, Canada and Mexico

8 June 2018

The United States rescinded on 1 June the exemptions it temporarily provided to the European Union, Canada and Mexico from the additional import duties on steel and aluminium that were imposed as of 2...Read More


Congress Advances Foreign Investment Regulatory Reform Effort

8 June 2018

Efforts to reform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Treasury-chaired inter-agency committee that conducts national security reviews of mergers, acquisitions or take...Read More


U.S. May Seek to Reduce Imports of Identified Critical Minerals

8 June 2018

The Trump administration is expected to begin taking steps to ease the United States’ dependency on imports of 35 minerals deemed by the U.S. Department of the Interior to be critical to U.S. security...Read More


Cotton and Products with Cotton from Turkmenistan Subject to New Detention Order

8 June 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted to its website information indicating that on 18 May it issued a withhold release order against all cotton from Turkmenistan and all products produced in ...Read More


Evasion of AD Duties on Mainland Chinese Aluminium Extrusions Under Investigation

8 June 2018

CBP has initiated an investigation to examine an allegation that specific importers have evaded the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on aluminium extrusions from mainland China by transshipp...Read More


Combatting Imports of Illegally Harvested Seafood is Aim of DOC Inquiry

8 June 2018

The DOC is seeking information by 31 December regarding nations whose vessels are engaged in illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing, by-catch of protected living marine resources and/or fishing ac...Read More


Importers of Organic Products Will Not Face Import Fee

8 June 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has terminated a rulemaking that would have established an industry-funded promotion, research and information programme for certifi...Read More


Export Control Changes Proposed for Firearms and Ammunition

8 June 2018

BIS has issued a proposed rule describing how articles that the president determines no longer warrant control under categories I (firearms, close assault weapons and combat shotguns), II (guns and ar...Read More


Food Manufacturers Get More Time to Eliminate Partially Hydrogenated Oils

8 June 2018

The Food and Drug Administration has extended the compliance dates for certain uses of partially hydrogenated oils, which the FDA has determined are not generally recognised as safe for any use in hum...Read More


Changes to Energy Test Procedures for Certain Lamp Fixtures Under Consideration

8 June 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a data collection process to consider whether to amend the current energy test procedures for metal halide lamp fixtures....Read More


Argentina Eases Documentary Requirements for Goods Subject to Criterion Values

8 June 2018

As part of on-going efforts to reduce the overall administrative burdens faced by trade operators, the Argentinean government has rescinded a regulation (External Note 57/2007, as amended by External ...Read More


Brazil Lowers Duties on Additional Products

8 June 2018

Brazilian authorities have established the following tariff-rate quotas for a period of 12 months to correct a lack of supply in the Brazilian market. In-quota imports will benefit from a reduced two ...Read More


Mexico Proposes New Safety Requirements for Electric Lifts

8 June 2018

Interested parties may submit input by 27 July on a proposal by the Mexican government (PROY-NOM-053-SCFI-2017) to establish new mandatory safety requirements for electric lifts for people and cargo....Read More


Colombia Adopts New Requirements for Pressure Cookers, Rescinds Standards for Fridges

8 June 2018

Colombia has issued new mandatory technical requirements for domestically-produced and imported pressure cookers for household use classified under HTSCO 7323.93.1000 and 7615.10.1000....Read More


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

8 June 2018

Topics: Canada Initiates AD/CV Investigations on Cold-Rolled Steel Products; Canada Initiates AD/CV Investigations on Sucker Rods; Canada Begins Sunset Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Standard Steel Pi...Read More


AD/CV Notices

8 June 2018

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Drawn stainless steel sinks, Honey, Raw flexible magnets, sodium gluconate, Fine ...Read More


USITC Notices

8 June 2018

Topics: New AD/CV Probes of Steel Propane Cylinders; Preliminary Affirmative AD/CV Injury Determinations on Quartz Surface Products; Initiation of AD Sunset Reviews of Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Rebar,...Read More


CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

8 June 2018

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China. Products: Pottery Wheel Kits, Spin Art Kits, Crayons, Wireless Phone Chargers, Strollers, and Bicycles....Read More

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