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Vice President Pence Defends Additional Tariffs on Mainland China

19 July 2018

U.S. Vice President Pence defended the Trump administration’s trade policy, including the recently-imposed additional tariffs on US$34 billion worth of mainland Chinese products, in a 16 July speech a...Read More


DOC Initiates Investigation on Uranium Imports for Possible Additional Tariffs

19 July 2018

The United States has launched a probe under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to assess whether imports of uranium are harming U.S. defence readiness....Read More


Senior Republican Lawmaker Pledges Work to Curtail President’s Trade Authority if Tariffs Continue

19 July 2018

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on 17 July that he will work to advance legislation to curtail the president’s trade authority if the Trump administration continues with its “misgui...Read More


Controlled Substance Quota Process Updated under DEA Rule

19 July 2018

The DEA has strengthened controls over the diversion of controlled substances and made other improvements in the quota management regulatory system for the production, manufacturing and procurement of...Read More


Brazil Issues First Foreign Trade Regulatory Agenda

19 July 2018

Brazil has issued its first foreign trade regulatory agenda identifying a total of 70 regulations that should be prioritised through the end of 2019 for review, amendment, update or repeal, as well as...Read More


Canada’s Next Trade and Investment Mission to Mainland China Scheduled for Mid-November

19 July 2018

Canada will lead a multi-sectoral trade and investment mission to mainland China in mid-November 2018 focused on the Atlantic provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoun...Read More


Brazil Begins AD Sunset Reviews of Table Fans, Certain Flat-Rolled Steel Products

19 July 2018

Brazil has initiated separate sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on mainland Chinese (1) table fans classified under NCM 8414.51.10, and (2) certain flat-rolled products of magnetic silicon...Read More


Safety Standard for Residential Garage Door Operators Amended

17 July 2018

The CPSC has amended the safety standard for automatic residential garage door operators to reflect changes made by Underwriters Laboratories to the entrapment provisions of standard UL 325....Read More


Canada Adopts Restrictions on Magnetic Toys

17 July 2018

Canada has adopted a restriction on both the size and the attractive strength of magnetic toys and magnetic components of toys, with consideration for functional magnets in electronic components as we...Read More


Brazil Considers WTO Challenge Against Certain Mainland Chinese Trade Remedy Measures

17 July 2018

Brazil’s Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) has greenlighted a study to determine whether there are sufficient legal elements to pursue a World Trade Organisation dispute settlement challenge against mainl...Read More


Mexico Begins Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Steel Chain

17 July 2018

Mexico has initiated a sunset review of the AD duty order on mainland Chinese steel chain with welded links classified under HTSMX 7315.82.02....Read More


AD/CV Notices

17 July 2018

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Cast iron pipe fittings, Certain folding gift boxes, Certain new pneumatic off-the...Read More


USITC Notices

17 July 2018

Topics: Final Affirmative AD Injury Determination on Steel Flanges; Public Interest Input Sought in Section 337 Investigation of Two-Way Radio Equipment; Section 337 Investigation of Amorphous Metal T...Read More


CPSC Recalls One Product Made in Mainland China

17 July 2018

The CPSC has announced the following recall of certain snowboard boots made in mainland China. Product: Snowboard Boots....Read More


U.S., Mainland China Take Trade Dispute to WTO

17 July 2018

The United States has filed separate dispute settlement cases at the WTO against mainland China and four other trading partners challenging the tariffs each of these WTO members imposed in response to...Read More


Export Ban on Major Mainland Chinese Telecom Company Lifted

16 July 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on 13 July that it has lifted a ban on exports to Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd.(collectively, ZTE...Read More


WTO Review Offers Praise and Criticism of Mainland China’s Reform Efforts

16 July 2018

The World Trade Organisation recently issued its seventh trade policy review analysing the economic environment, trade and investment regime, and trade policies and practices of mainland China. The mu...Read More


Congress Signals Interest in Re-asserting Trade Policy Authority

16 July 2018

The U.S. Constitution gives extensive authority to the U.S. Congress to set tariffs. That is why in recent trade negotiations Congress has had to delegate that authority to the president in order to a...Read More


Mexico Considering Standards for Certain Mobile Terminal Equipment

16 July 2018

Mexico is seeking input from interested parties by 11 September on a proposal (PROY-NOM-221/2-SCFI-2018) that would set new mandatory standards for mobile terminal equipment that operates in the 700 M...Read More


Additional Ten Percent Tariff Proposed on US$200 Billion Worth of Imports from Mainland China

12 July 2018

The U.S. government is proposing to further escalate its efforts to address concerns with mainland China’s policies on intellectual property protection by imposing an additional ten percent duty on ap...Read More

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