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

19 March 2019

From 11 through 17 March 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


CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

19 March 2019

The CPSC has announced a recall of the following products made in mainland China. Products: Computer Batteries, Pans, Children’s Plates and various products....Read More


USITC Notices

19 March 2019

Topics: Scheduling of Final Phase of AD/CV Injury Investigations of Propane Cylinders; New Section 337 Investigation on Integrated Circuits; Section 337 Investigation of Digital Cameras Terminated....Read More


AD/CV Notices

19 March 2019

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: pure magnesium, aluminium extrusions and various products....Read More


Canada Makes Determination in AD/CV Sunset Review of Silicon Metal

19 March 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency has issued a final affirmative determination of dumping and subsidising in its expiry review of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on mainland Chinese sil...Read More


Input Sought on Possible Changes to Energy Test Procedures for Ice Makers

19 March 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input by 18 April in connection with a data collection process to consider whether to amend its test procedures for automatic commercial ice makers. To inform ...Read More


Legislation Would Bar Federal Purchases of Mainland Chinese Railcars and Buses

19 March 2019

Legislation introduced on 14 March would prohibit the use of federal funds to purchase transit railcars and buses made in mainland China. Sens. John Cornyn (Republican-Texas) and Tammy Baldwin (Democr...Read More


Clothing Storage Units to Be Targeted for Non-Compliance with Relevant Voluntary Standards

19 March 2019

Consumer Product Safety Commission Deputy Executive Director DeWayne Ray recently urged importers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers of clothing storage units to ensure that their products com...Read More


Miscellaneous Latin American AD and Safeguard Actions on Chinese Products

18 March 2019

Miscellaneous Latin American AD and Safeguard Actions on Chinese Products. Topics: Colombia Imposes Safeguard Tariff on Rebar; Peru Confirms 2017 Renewal of AD Duties on Footwear....Read More


FDA Updates Guidance on Animal-Derived Products in Medical Devices

18 March 2019

The FDA has updated its guidance on using animal-derived products in medical devices, replacing guidance issued back in 1998....Read More


Input Sought on Possible Improvements to Energy Test Procedures for Various Products

18 March 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a data and information collection process to better understand whether there are provisions in its energy test procedures for consumer appliances and industr...Read More


Deadline to Comply with Certain Provisions of Produce Safety Rule Extended

18 March 2019

The FDA has extended certain compliance dates associated with its November 2015 final rule setting forth standards for the growing, harvesting, packing and holding of produce for human consumption. Sp...Read More


Import Restrictions Imposed on Glycine Alleged to Evade AD/CV Duties

18 March 2019

CBP has determined that there is a reasonable suspicion that an importer is evading the AD duty order on glycine from mainland China by transshipping such goods through Thailand. As a result, CBP has ...Read More


Tariff Reduction Bill Procedures Would be Changed Under USITC Proposal

18 March 2019

The U.S. International Trade Commission is proposing to amend its rules on the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions under the American Manufacturing Competitiv...Read More


Various Trade Priorities Revealed in Trump Administration’s Budget Request

18 March 2019

The Trump administration revealed a number of trade-related priorities in its recently-released budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. Among other things, the US$4.7 trillion proposed budget looks to i...Read More


Import Restrictions Lifted on Genetically Engineered Salmon

14 March 2019

The FDA announced on 8 March that it is deactivating a 2016 import alert that prevented genetically engineered salmon from entering the United States. Various consumer and environmental groups have bl...Read More


New Task Force to Combat Counterfeit Imports Could Serve as National Model

14 March 2019

A new multi-agency task force designed to protect national security and combat counterfeit goods was launched recently in Detroit and could serve as a national model for related investigations....Read More


CRS Report Indicates Full Termination of NAFTA Likely to Require Congressional Action

14 March 2019

The president’s authority to uni-laterally withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement under U.S. law is unclear, according to a new report from the Congressional Research ...Read More


Lighthizer Continues to Favour Tough Action to Achieve WTO Reform

14 March 2019

In a 12 March hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the United States should continue to boldly use its leverage to achieve much-needed reform a...Read More


New Bill Would Strengthen FDA Oversight over Personal Care Products

14 March 2019

Sens. Dianne Feinstein (Democrat-California) and Susan Collins (Republican-Maine) recently introduced legislation designed to strengthen the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory authority over in...Read More

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