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Argentina Adopts Measures to Facilitate Import Operations

13 Oct 2017

Argentina has adopted two measures aimed at reducing administrative burdens and facilitating import operations....Read More

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Brazil Takes Additional Steps to Modernise Import Process

13 Oct 2017

Brazil is seeking input by 21 October on a new import process within the framework of the electronic single window for trade operations....Read More

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Brazil Lowers Duties on Additional Products

13 Oct 2017

Brazilian authorities recently announced the addition of 115 items to a list of foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommunications goods that benefit from duty-free treatment unde...Read More

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Chile Unveils New Strategy to Attract Foreign Investment

13 Oct 2017

The Chilean government has unveiled a new strategy to attract and promote foreign investment....Read More

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

13 Oct 2017

Topics: Brazil Issues Preliminary Affirmative Determination in CV Probe of Steel Flat-Rolled Products; Brazil Issues Results of Anti-Circumvention Probes of Ball-Point Pens; Argentina Modifies AD Duty...Read More

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Mexico Proposes New Standards for Tyres and Fridges

29 Sept 2017

Mexico has issued separate proposals to establish new mandatory standards on (1) new radial tyres for use in motor vehicles with a gross weight not exceeding 4,536 kilogrammes (10,000 pounds), as well...Read More

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Canada to Ban Partially Hydrogenated Oils in Food

29 Sept 2017

The Canadian government has decided to adopt a proposal to ban effective from 15 September 2018 the use of partially hydrogenated oils in foods by means of an amendment to Part 1 of the List of Contam...Read More

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Brazil’s Special Tax on Motor Vehicles Will Likely Be Rescinded by Year’s End

29 Sept 2017

According to press reports, the Brazilian government has confirmed that the “super IPI” measure that adds 30 percentage points to the federal value-added tax (IPI) on imported light-duty and light com...Read More

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Brazil Signs E-Commerce MOU, Renews Product Safety Agreement with Mainland China

29 Sept 2017

Brazil and mainland China signed in early September a memorandum of understanding on electronic commerce aimed at strengthening co-operation and promoting the expansion of bi-lateral commercial linkag...Read More

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Canada and ASEAN Explore Possible Trade Deal

29 Sept 2017

Canada and ASEAN (which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) have agreed to launch exploratory discussions on an eventual free t...Read More

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

29 Sept 2017

Topics: Canada Makes Determination in AD/CV Sunset Review of Steel Sinks; Canada Issues Results of Re-Investigation of AD/CV Measures on Rebar; Peru Amends Provisional AD Measures on Slide Fasteners; ...Read More

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Argentina Modifies List of Products Subject to Higher Duties

15 Sept 2017

Argentina recently modified through Decree 674/2017 the list of products subject to higher duties under a mechanism that allows Mercosur countries (currently Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) t...Read More

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Brazil Seeks Input on Proposal to Modify Mercosur Labelling Requirements for Textiles and Apparel

15 Sept 2017

Brazil’s National Institute of Technology, Normalisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) is seeking input from interested parties by 28 September on a proposal to modify the Mercosur labelling requir...Read More

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Brazil Modifies Duties on Various Products

15 Sept 2017

Brazilian authorities recently announced the addition of 322 items to a list of foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommunications goods that benefit from duty-free treatment unde...Read More

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Chile and Mainland China Hold Economic Dialogue and Trade Talks

15 Sept 2017

Chile and mainland China recently held a second round of strategic economic dialogue talks as well as a third round of discussions on the expansion of their bi-lateral free trade agreement. Issues add...Read More

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Peru Announces Battery of Measures to Improve Trade Competitiveness

15 Sept 2017

The Peruvian government has announced 13 measures designed to improve the country’s international trade competitiveness, simplify administrative procedures and reduce logistics costs....Read More

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

15 Sept 2017

Topics: Argentina Begins AD Probe of Emergency Lighting Devices; Colombia Launches AD Probes of Cotton Woven Fabrics and Steel Profiles; Brazil Renews AD Duty Order on Certain Steel Line Pipe; Argenti...Read More

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Brazil Eases Non-Automatic Import Licencing Mechanism, Implements Proposal to Enhance Special Import Regime for Capital and IT Goods

1 Sept 2017

Brazil is now allowing goods subject to non-automatic import licencing to be shipped to Brazil prior to the issuance of the applicable import licence....Read More

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Colombia to Set Minimum Prices for Textile Imports, Eliminates Tariffs on over 3,400 Products

1 Sept 2017

The Colombian government and Colombian textile and apparel producers have agreed to a new regulation that would set minimum prices for certain textile products imported into Colombia....Read More

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Mercosur Outlines On-going Trade Liberalisation Efforts

1 Sept 2017

The presidents of the four founding members of Mercosur – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – recently issued a joint statement outlining the following accomplishments of the regional bloc on th...Read More

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