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Global Safeguard Petition Filed on Imported Solar Cells and Modules

12 May 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission received on 26 April a new global safeguard petition that could result in up to eight years of higher tariffs and minimum prices on imports of crystalline silic...Read More

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President Trump Orders Review of U.S. Trade and Investment Agreements

12 May 2017

President Trump has issued an executive order directing new performance reviews of U.S. trade and investment agreements and WTO rules. These reviews will help guide U.S. trade policy and trade negotia...Read More

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Administration Outlines IPR-Related Concerns, Pledges More Aggressive Action

12 May 2017

The Trump administration’s first annual report on intellectual property rights-related trade barriers adopts the more enforcement-oriented tone that has marked much of the administration’s trade actio...Read More

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New Requirements for Exports To, Through Hong Kong Further Clarified

12 May 2017

The DOC’s Bureau of Industry and Security has provided further information about a regulatory requirement that as of 19 April imposes new support documentation requirements on exports of specific cont...Read More

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New Interagency Task Force Will Seek to Boost U.S. Agricultural Exports

12 May 2017

Boosting U.S. agricultural exports will be one of the objectives of a new interagency task force established by President Trump in a 25 April executive order....Read More

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More Time for Input on Mainland China’s Non-Market Economy Status

12 May 2017

Mainland China’s protocol of accession to the WTO allowed WTO members to use calculations in AD duty proceedings that are not based on the actual costs of mainland Chinese producers if the producers c...Read More

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California’s Proposition 65 List Continues to Grow

12 May 2017

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment recently determined to add glyphosate to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water ...Read More

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Imports of Synthetic Opioid Restricted

12 May 2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued an order that temporarily schedules the synthetic opioid N-(4-fluorophenyl)-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)isobutyramide (4-fluoroisobutyryl fentanyl or pa...Read More

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CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

12 May 2017

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China. Products: Remote-Controlled Vehicles, Infant Booties, Women’s Sweaters, Massagers, Stroller and Car Seat Combos....Read More

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

12 May 2017

From 24 April through 6 May 2017, 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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U.S. Executive Calendar

12 May 2017

U.S. Executive Calendar as at 10 May 2017. Conference in connection with USITC AD/CV injury investigations of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China....Read More

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Treasury Again Finds Mainland Chinese Currency Is Not Being Manipulated

28 April 2017

According to the Treasury Department’s latest semi-annual report to Congress on international economic and exchange rate policies released on 14 April, neither mainland China nor any other major U.S. ...Read More

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Presidents Trump and Xi Discuss Trade, Other Issues at High-Level Meeting

28 April 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump and mainland Chinese President Xi Jinping held “positive and productive” meetings at high-level encounter held in early April at Mr. Trump’s presidential retreat in Palm Be...Read More

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Conflict Minerals Reporting Requirements Scaled Back

28 April 2017

Acting Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Michael Piwowar announced on 7 April that the SEC will suspend enforcement of a “costly” conflict minerals due diligence requirement in the wake of a...Read More

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Some Export Rules on Hold Due to Regulatory Directives

28 April 2017

A revision of the Foreign Trade Regulations is among the DOC rules on hold due to White House efforts to reduce government regulation....Read More

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California Formally Proposes to List Certain Insulation Materials as Priority Product

28 April 2017

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control will accept comments through 16 May on a proposal to designate spray polyurethane foam systems with unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates as ...Read More

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International Trade Agency Chief Named

28 April 2017

President Trump announced on 11 April his intention to nominate Gilbert B. Kaplan as under secretary of commerce for international trade....Read More

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Trump Administration Supports Preservation of Ex-Im Bank

28 April 2017

President Trump expressed support in mid-April for the preservation of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and announced his intention to nominate former New Jersey Republican congressman Scot...Read More

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First-Ever Energy Star Specification Issued for Smart Thermostats

28 April 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalised its first-ever Energy Star specification for smart thermostats, which are Wi-Fi enabled devices that automatically adjust heating and cooling tem...Read More

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Imports of Synthetic Cannabinoids Restricted

28 April 2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued an order that temporarily schedules the following six synthetic cannabinoids, along with their optical, positional and geometric isomers, salts and salts...Read More

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