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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

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Brazil Establishes New Mandatory Requirements for Imported Motor Vehicles

12 July 2018

Brazil recently implemented new mandatory requirements for the importation and sale of new motor vehicles classified in headings 8701 through 8706, as well as a new import regime for automotive parts ...Read More

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Canada Imposes Retaliatory Duties on a Range of US Products

12 July 2018

Canada on 1 July imposed “reciprocal surtaxes” on a range of U.S. products in retaliation for the higher duties the United States imposed on steel and aluminium products from Canada as of 1 June....Read More

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Mexico Elects López Obrador as New President

12 July 2018

Leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador achieved an overwhelming victory in Mexico’s 1 July presidential election after he captured a majority (an estimated 52.96 percent) of the popular vote in...Read More

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Mexico Updates Energy Efficiency Requirements for Fridges and Freezers

12 July 2018

Mexico has finalised a standard (NOM-015-ENER-2018) that updates the mandatory energy efficiency standards, test procedures, sampling and labelling requirements of NOM-015-ENER-2012, which have been i...Read More

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Brazil Modifies Duties on Various Products

12 July 2018

Brazilian authorities have announced the addition of 413 items to a list of foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommunications goods that benefit from duty-free treatment under th...Read More

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

12 July 2018

Topics: Argentina Begins AD Probe of Aluminium Radiators; Canada Renews AD/CV Duty Orders on Steel Piling Pipe; Mexico Renews AD Duty Order on Steel Wire Mesh; Brazil Issues Results of Anti-Circumvent...Read More

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Mexico Approves New Law to Streamline Regulations

6 July 2018

Mexico recently approved comprehensive legislation aimed at improving and streamlining domestic regulatory requirements and administrative procedures....Read More

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Mexico Proposes New Standards for Luminaires and Fire Extinguishers

6 July 2018

Mexico is proposing new mandatory standards for domestically-produced and imported luminaires for indoor and outdoor use (PROY-NOM-064-SCFI-2017) as well as fire extinguishers (PROY-NOM-154-SCFI-2017 ...Read More

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Brazil Suspends Conformity Assessment requirements for Motorcycle Components

6 July 2018

Brazil’s National Institute of Technology, Normalisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has suspended, at least for the time being, the entry into force of the conformity assessment requirements of ...Read More

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

6 July 2018

Topics: Colombia’s AD Duty Order on Bus and Lorry Tyres Expires; Brazil Temporarily Suspends AD Measures on Refractory Bricks; Canada Makes Determination in AD/CV Sunset Review of Seamless Casing; Col...Read More

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Canada and Mexico React to U.S. Steel/Aluminium Tariffs, Take Action to Protect Domestic Steel Sectors

22 June 2018

Canada and Mexico have taken a number of actions in recent weeks to both protect their respective domestic steel sectors and retaliate against the United States for its recent decision to rescind the ...Read More

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Mexico Adopts New Requirements for Motorcycle Helmets, Proposes Standards for Cookware and Speed Limit Measuring Devices

22 June 2018

Mexico has adopted new mandatory safety, test method and labelling requirements for motorcycle helmets. Under the new standard (PROY-NOM-206-SCFI/SSA2-2018), motorcycle helmets sold in Mexico will hav...Read More

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Argentina’s Content Declaration Requirements for Textiles, Apparel and Footwear Further Amended

22 June 2018

The Argentinean government has amended certain test report provisions associated with the sworn statement of product composition (DJCP) requirements for domestically-produced and imported textiles, ap...Read More

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Argentina Amends Certification Requirements for Electrical Equipment

22 June 2018

Argentina recently modified certain aspects of the certification requirements for domestically-produced and imported electrical equipment....Read More

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Brazil Lowers Duties on Additional Products

22 June 2018

Brazilian authorities have announced the addition of 244 items to a list of foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommunications goods that benefit from duty-free treatment under th...Read More

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Canada Considers Restrictions on Imidacloprid Pesticide

22 June 2018

Canada is considering a proposal that would impose significant restrictions on the use of imidacloprid pesticide products, including the cancellations of some uses, restrictions on the timing of use, ...Read More

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Miscellaneous Latin American AD/CV Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

22 June 2018

Topics: Brazil Issues CV Duty Order but Temporarily Suspends CV Measures on Steel Flat-Rolled Products; Mexico Issues AD Duty Order on Balloons; Argentina Issues AD Duty Order on Food Processors; Arge...Read More

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Argentina Eases Documentary Requirements for Goods Subject to Criterion Values

8 June 2018

As part of on-going efforts to reduce the overall administrative burdens faced by trade operators, the Argentinean government has rescinded a regulation (External Note 57/2007, as amended by External ...Read More

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Brazil Lowers Duties on Additional Products

8 June 2018

Brazilian authorities have established the following tariff-rate quotas for a period of 12 months to correct a lack of supply in the Brazilian market. In-quota imports will benefit from a reduced two ...Read More

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