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U.S. Announces List of Mainland Chinese Products that Would Face Additional 25 Percent Duty as Trade Tensions Escalate

13 April 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has released the proposed list of mainland Chinese products that would be subject to an additional 25 percent tariff as part of the U.S. response to a Secti...Read More


USTR Highlights Mainland Chinese Policies, Other Concerns in Annual Trade Barrier Reports

13 April 2018

USTR has issued its annual National Trade Estimate report, which describes significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports of goods and services, foreign direct investment and intellectual property right...Read More


Formaldehyde Labelling Moved Up for Goods Made with Composite Wood Products

13 April 2018

Pursuant to a court order, the Environmental Protection Agency has advanced from 12 December to 1 June the compliance date (i.e., the import-by or manufactured-by date) associated with a December 2016...Read More


CBP Finds Mainland Chinese Clothes Hangers Were Transshipped Through Malaysia

13 April 2018

In its second final determination in an antidumping duty evasion investigation under the Enforce and Protect Act, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has found substantial evidence that eight companies...Read More


CPSC to Examine Safety Issues Associated with Internet-Connected Consumer Goods

13 April 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission will conduct a public hearing 16 May on potential safety issues and hazards associated with Internet-connected consumer products....Read More


U.S. Trade Preference Programme for Developing Countries Renewed

13 April 2018

The omnibus fiscal year 2018 spending bill signed into law on 23 March by President Trump includes a provision that, effective 22 April, will extend the Generalised System of Preferences through 31 De...Read More


U.S. and South Korea Reach Agreement on FTA Changes

13 April 2018

The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement in principle on modifications to be made to their bi-lateral free trade agreement....Read More


Some Imported Live Animals Get Exemption from Foreign Supplier Verification Programme

13 April 2018

The Food and Drug Administration announced on 21 March steps to make the importation of certain live animals less burdensome....Read More


Export Controls on Chemicals and Biological Agents Updated

13 April 2018

The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective 2 April, makes the following changes to the Export Administration Regulations to reflect decisions by the Australia Gro...Read More


Canada Proposes New Energy Efficiency Standards for Various Products

13 April 2018

Following the imposition by the United States of additional import tariffs on steel and aluminium from around the world, Canada announced on 27 March several measures aimed at preventing such products...Read More


Argentina Announces New Requirements for Electrical Equipment

13 April 2018

Argentina has unveiled a new regulatory regime to ensure that electrical equipment commercialised in the country provides an adequate level of protection to consumers, property and household pets....Read More


Argentina Amends Import Licencing Provisions, Broadens Heavy Metal Certification Exemptions, Sets Requirements for Aluminium Products

13 April 2018

Argentina has issued an updated list of imported products subject to non-automatic licencing in order to correct certain inadvertent errors and further simplify and facilitate import operations....Read More


Canada Proposes New Energy Efficiency Standards for Various Products

13 April 2018

The Canadian government is proposing a number of changes to its energy efficiency and labelling regulations in order to further improve the efficiency standards of various products, take further actio...Read More


Brazil Modifies Duties on Additional Products

13 April 2018

Brazilian authorities recently announced the addition of 331 items to a list of foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommunications goods that benefit from duty-free treatment unde...Read More


Canada Could Amend Regulations on Phosphorous in Cleaning Products

13 April 2018

The Canadian government is considering amending the regulations governing the concentration of phosphorous in cleaning products in order to exempt from those requirements cleaning products in transit ...Read More


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

13 April 2018

Topics: Brazil Begins AD Probe of Rolling Mill Rolls; Colombia Issues AD Duty Order on Dishwashers; Colombia Renews AD Duty Order on Sodium Citrate; Brazil Initiates Public Interest Query of AD Duty O...Read More


AD/CV Notices

13 April 2018

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Electrolytic manganese dioxide, Glycine, Carton-closing staples, Certain plastic d...Read More


USITC Notices

13 April 2018

Topics: New AD/CV Probes of Steel Wheels; New CV Probe of Glycine; AD Duty Orders on Honey and Foundry Coke Renewed; Input Sought on Remand Instructions Involving HFC Blends; New Section 337 Investiga...Read More


CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

13 April 2018

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China. Products: Electric Blankets, Light Bulbs, Beverage Dispensers, Thermal Laminators, Heaters, Toy Hats and Flashlights, a...Read More


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

13 April 2018

From 25 March through 7 April 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

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