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Trump Administration Still Favours Tough Stance on Trade with Mainland China

13 Oct 2017

Recent meetings between U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and senior mainland Chinese officials in Beijing indicated that bi-lateral trade tensions remain high ahead of President Trump’s anticipated...Read More


Evasion of AD Duties on Mainland Chinese Sawblades Under Investigation

13 Oct 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has taken interim measures to prevent evasion of the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades from mainland China....Read More


CBP Will More Actively Target Wood Packaging Material Requirement Violations

13 Oct 2017

Effective 1 November CBP will penalise any documented violation of the wood packaging material requirements, eliminating its previous policy of allowing up to five violations before taking such action...Read More


CPSC Discourages Use of Certain Flame Retardants

13 Oct 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recommending that importers, manufacturers and others take specific actions to protect consumers from the potential toxic effects of exposure to additive, non...Read More


C-TPAT Minimum Security Criteria to be Strengthened, Expanded

13 Oct 2017

CBP is moving ahead with plans to strengthen the existing minimum security criteria for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and add new criteria to reflect evolving threats....Read More


Washington State Updates List of High-Concern Chemicals

13 Oct 2017

Washington State’s Department of Ecology has updated the regulations that enforce the Children’s Safe Products Act, a landmark law adopted in 2008 that bans the use of lead, cadmium, phthalates and fi...Read More


Formaldehyde Labelling Delayed for Goods Made with Composite Wood Products

13 Oct 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the compliance dates associated with a December 2016 final rule implementing the formaldehyde emission standards established by Congress in 2010 (in ti...Read More


Mainland Chinese Companies Could Be Affected by Tougher U.S. Sanctions on North Korea

13 Oct 2017

Foreign companies that engage in trade with North Korea, as well as the financial institutions that facilitate such trade, could be subject to U.S. economic sanctions under a 21 September executive or...Read More


Compliance Dates for Updated Nutrition Labels on Packaged Foods May be Postponed

13 Oct 2017

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to extend the compliance dates for final rules updating the “Nutrition Facts” label for packaged foods and making minor corresponding changes to the “Supp...Read More


Import Restrictions Adopted on One Chemical Substance

13 Oct 2017

The EPA has issued a final significant new use rule that effective 2 November will require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process a bimodal mixture consisting of multi-walled ...Read More


Energy Test Procedure for Distribution Transformers Could Be Amended

13 Oct 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy has initiated a data collection process to consider whether to amend the current energy test procedure for distribution transformers....Read More


Argentina Adopts Measures to Facilitate Import Operations

13 Oct 2017

Argentina has adopted two measures aimed at reducing administrative burdens and facilitating import operations....Read More


Brazil Takes Additional Steps to Modernise Import Process

13 Oct 2017

Brazil is seeking input by 21 October on a new import process within the framework of the electronic single window for trade operations....Read More


Brazil Lowers Duties on Additional Products

13 Oct 2017

Brazilian authorities recently announced the addition of 115 items to a list of foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommunications goods that benefit from duty-free treatment unde...Read More


Chile Unveils New Strategy to Attract Foreign Investment

13 Oct 2017

The Chilean government has unveiled a new strategy to attract and promote foreign investment....Read More


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

13 Oct 2017

Topics: Brazil Issues Preliminary Affirmative Determination in CV Probe of Steel Flat-Rolled Products; Brazil Issues Results of Anti-Circumvention Probes of Ball-Point Pens; Argentina Modifies AD Duty...Read More


AD/CV Notices

13 Oct 2017

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Certain cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel, Certain passenger ...Read More


USITC Notices

13 Oct 2017

Topics: Preliminary Affirmative Injury Determinations in Safeguard Probes of Photovoltaic Cells and Residential Washers; New AD/CV Probes of PTFE Resin; New AD/CV Probes of Forged Steel Fittings; Prel...Read More


CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

13 Oct 2017

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China. Products: Strollers, Helmets, Grills, Resistance Tubes, Nightlight Soothers, Children's Plates and Bowls, and Infants' ...Read More


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

13 Oct 2017

From 24 through 8 October 2017, 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

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