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Canada Seeks Input on Ethical Procurement of Apparel

8 Dec 2017

The Canadian government is seeking input from apparel suppliers by 17 January 2018 to develop guidelines and a collective approach for the ethical procurement of apparel....Read More


Canada Amends Radiation Regulations for Dental Equipment

8 Dec 2017

The Canadian government has amended the current radiation regulations for X-ray dental equipment effective 15 May 2018 in an effort to strengthen radiation safety requirements - in alignment with Inte...Read More


Brazil Broadens Benefits for Temporary Importations under ATA Regime, Modifies Customs Clearance Rules

8 Dec 2017

Brazil has expanded its ATA carnet regime for temporary importations by accepting carnets issued by entities affiliated with the International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation (ICC-WCF AT...Read More


Argentina Bans Imports of Malathion for Therapeutic Use

8 Dec 2017

Argentina has banned the importation, sale and use of malathion as a therapeutic agent for the control of human diseases. Widely employed in agriculture, malathion is also used in the treatment of hea...Read More


Chile Extends Deadline to Comply with Restrictions on Antibacterial Agents in Cosmetic Products

8 Dec 2017

Chilean authorities have delayed until 12 October 2018 the entry into force of certain restrictions on the use of antibacterial agents in rinse-off cosmetic products....Read More


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

8 Dec 2017

Topics: Argentina Issues AD Duty Order on Rubber Balloons; Chile Issues AD Duty Order on Steel Bars for Mill Balls; Argentina Will Not Impose AD Duties on Certain Woven Fabric; Argentina Renews AD Dut...Read More


Canada Proposes Restrictions on Magnetic Toys

24 Nov 2017

The Canadian government is proposing to amend the regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to include a restriction on both the size and the attractive strength of magnetic toys and ma...Read More


Colombia Extends High Duties on Apparel and Footwear

24 Nov 2017

The Colombian government has extended for a period of two years its current duty regime for imports of apparel, footwear and textile made-ups....Read More


Chile and Mainland China Sign New Trade Deal

24 Nov 2017

Chile and mainland China signed a protocol to expand their bi-lateral free trade agreement on the side-lines of the recent APEC summit....Read More


Mexico Updates List of Products Requiring Energy Consumption Information

24 Nov 2017

Mexico has issued an updated list of products for which producers, importers, distributors and sellers must provide energy consumption information, including consumption per time unit in operation, ty...Read More


Canada Issues Results of Public Consultation on Potential FTA with Mainland China

24 Nov 2017

The Canadian government has issued the results of its public consultation on a potential bi-lateral free trade agreement with mainland China, which was conducted between 4 March and 2 June 2017....Read More


Brazilian Government Launches New System to Identify Foreign Trade Barriers, Seeks Input on Trade Regulations

24 Nov 2017

Brazil has launched a new electronic monitoring system to identify trade barriers to Brazilian exports....Read More


Argentina Sets Implementation Timeline for New Energy Labelling Requirements for Clothes Washers

24 Nov 2017

Argentinean authorities recently announced the timeline to implement certain new energy labelling requirements for clothes washers for household use as well as the provisions of standard IRAM 2141-3:2...Read More


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

24 Nov 2017

Topics: Argentina Begins AD Probe of Vacuum Cleaners; Argentina Renews AD Duty Order on Heating Apparatus; Canada Makes Preliminary Affirmative AD/CV Determinations on PET Resin; Argentina Moves to Fi...Read More


Argentina Issues Authorisation Requirements for Food Contact Materials and Containers

10 Nov 2017

Argentina’s National Administration of Drugs, Foods and Medical Devices (ANMAT) recently issued new mandatory authorisation requirements for food contact materials, containers and utensils....Read More


Mexico Adopts Mandatory Energy Efficiency Standards for External Power Supplies

10 Nov 2017

The Mexican government has established mandatory energy efficiency standards for external power supplies....Read More


Argentina Implements AEO Programme, Temporarily Suspends Exports of Iron and Steel Waste

10 Nov 2017

Argentina has rolled out its version of an authorised economic operator programme aimed at securing and facilitating international trade operations....Read More


Mexico Amends Various Requirements for Alcoholic Beverages

10 Nov 2017

The Mexican government has adopted new physiochemical specifications, test methods and commercial information requirements for domestically-produced and imported alcoholic beverages....Read More


Miscellaneous Latin American AD Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

10 Nov 2017

Topics: Peru Renews, Partially Rescinds AD Measures on Footwear; Colombia Further Extends Deadlines for Preliminary AD Determinations on Fabric and Steel Profiles;...Read More


Mexico Amends Care Labelling Standards for Textiles and Apparel

27 Oct 2017

Mexico recently updated its care labelling requirements for textile and apparel products by requiring such products to incorporate the care symbols of NMX-A-3758-INNTEX-2014 rather than those of NMX-A...Read More

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