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Canada Adopts More Stringent Heavy Metal Limits for Children’s Products

25 May 2018

The Canadian government has issued two regulations that will require children’s jewellery and certain other children’s products to comply with significantly more stringent requirements for toxic heavy...Read More


Argentina Amends Content Declaration Requirements for Textiles, Apparel and Footwear

25 May 2018

The Argentinean government has amended in various ways the sworn statement of product composition (DJCP) requirements for domestically-produced and imported textiles, apparel and footwear....Read More


Brazil to Launch New Import Process in October

25 May 2018

The Brazilian government has announced that implementation of the new import process within the single window for trade operations will begin in October....Read More


Brazil Lowers Duties on Additional Products

25 May 2018

Brazilian authorities have announced the addition of 238 items to a list of foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommunications goods that benefit from duty-free treatment under th...Read More


Brazilian Congress Approves Customs Co-operation Agreement with Mainland China

25 May 2018

The Brazilian Senate approved on 10 May the bi-lateral customs co-operation agreement that Brazil and mainland China signed in 2012....Read More


Argentina Sets New Technical Requirements for Bicycle Tyres

25 May 2018

Argentina has adopted new technical requirements for bicycle tyres, including quality and marking/labelling requirements....Read More


Argentina Streamlines Import Process for Motor Vehicles, Bans Sale of Certain Chemicals

25 May 2018

Argentina has implemented new digital import certificate procedures for motor vehicles, trailers, semi-trailers, engine blocks, and self-propelled agricultural, road and industrial machinery that are ...Read More


Colombia Establishes Advance Declaration Requirement for Steel and Aluminium Products

25 May 2018

Effective from 22 May, Colombian importers will be required to submit an advance import declaration for iron, steel and aluminium products classified under 75 different tariff lines within headings 72...Read More


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

25 May 2018

Topics: Brazil Begins AD Probe of Iron Pipe and Tube for Water/Sewage Applications; Colombia Begins AD Probe of Steel Tube; Argentina Terminates AD Duty Probe of Poly(methyl methacrylate) Plates and S...Read More


Mexico Becomes First Country to Ratify CPTPP, Strikes Ambitious Trade Deal with the EU

11 May 2018

Mexico recently became the first country to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a deal that incorporates by reference the obligations (rules and m...Read More


Brazil Lowers Duties on Various Products

11 May 2018

Brazil has lowered from 14 percent to two percent the import duty on industrial fatty lauryl alcohol classified under NCM 3823.70.20....Read More


Colombia Adopts New Technical Requirements for Batteries

11 May 2018

Colombia recently issued through Joint Resolution 721/2018 new mandatory technical requirements for domestically-produced and imported zinc-carbon and alkaline batteries classified under HTSCO 8506.10...Read More


Argentina Sets Criterion Values for Various Products

11 May 2018

Argentinean authorities have a long-standing practice of setting reference/criterion values for a broad range of imported merchandise, which are purportedly aimed at preventing the under-invoicing of ...Read More


Miscellaneous Latin American AD Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

11 May 2018

Topics: Argentina Begins AD Probe of Shock Absorbers for Motorcycles; Argentina Issues AD Duty Orders on Dishwashers, Certain Cutlery; Argentina Terminates AD Probe of Emergency Lighting Devices; Braz...Read More


Brazil Mulling Reduction to Duties on Capital Goods

27 April 2018

According to press reports, Brazil’s Ministry of Finance has asked the Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) to gradually reduce Brazil’s import duties on capital goods and information technology products in...Read More


Brazil Strengthens Oversight of Lead Content Limit in Paint

27 April 2018

The Brazilian Congress has approved a new law that provides greater enforcement tools to ensure compliance with the lead content limit for children’s, home and school paint as well as varnishes and si...Read More


Marcos Jorge Formally Named Brazil’s Trade Minister

27 April 2018

On 10 April, Marcos Jorge was formally designated Minister of Industry, Trade and Services more than three months after he assumed that position on an interim basis....Read More


Colombia Steps Up Oversight of Imports Subject to Trade Remedy Actions, Steel/Aluminium Shipments

27 April 2018

Effective from 26 April, Colombian importers will be required to submit together with the customs declaration an original copy of a non-preferential certificate of origin for goods subject to antidump...Read More


Export Controls on Chemicals and Biological Agents Updated

13 April 2018

The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective 2 April, makes the following changes to the Export Administration Regulations to reflect decisions by the Australia Gro...Read More


Canada Considering Changes to Trade Remedy Regulations

13 April 2018

Following the imposition by the United States of additional import tariffs on steel and aluminium from around the world, Canada announced on 27 March several measures aimed at preventing such products...Read More

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