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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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U.S. Executive Calendar

13 Oct 2017

U.S. Executive Calendar as of 10 Oct 2017. Post-hearing (remedy) briefs due in USITC safeguard investigation of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells....Read More

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New Safety Standard Established for Infant Bouncer Seats

29 Sept 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a final rule establishing a new mandatory safety standard for infant bouncer seats....Read More

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Voluntary Toy Safety Standard Revised; CPSC to Review Changes

29 Sept 2017

ASTM International recently issued a significantly revised version of its voluntary toy safety standard F963 in an effort to revise certain provisions and make certain clarifications....Read More

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BIS Could Rescind Certain Documentation Requirements for Exports of Controlled Items Through Hong Kong

29 Sept 2017

The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security’s Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee recently submitted to new BIS officials Mira Ricardel, under secretary of commerce for industry and s...Read More

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U.S. Trade Mission to Mainland China Set for November

29 Sept 2017

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will lead a trade mission to Beijing in mid-November to help U.S. companies launch or increase their business in the mainland Chinese market and address trade policy ...Read More

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Pressure Mounts on Trump Administration to Address Trade-Related Labour Violations

29 Sept 2017

In a 19 September letter, the senior Democrat members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees called on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and other senior Trump administrat...Read More

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System to Obtain ID Numbers Used on Apparel Labels Streamlined

29 Sept 2017

As part of Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen’s regulatory reform agenda, the Federal Trade Commission has updated the Fur, Textile and Wool Rules to implement web-based electronic filings of reques...Read More

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CBP Seeks Input Aimed at Reducing Regulations

29 Sept 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking comments and information by 11 December to assist it in identifying existing regulations, paperwork requirements and other regulatory obligations that can...Read More

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