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Brazil and Mainland China Sign Action Plan to Implement Services Co-operation Agreement

18 Aug 2017

Brazil and mainland China recently agreed on a two-year action plan to implement the October 2016 memorandum of understanding on the services sector, which is aimed at incentivising bi-lateral trade a...Read More


Argentina Ends System Requiring Certain Goods to Be Processed by Specialised Customs Ports

18 Aug 2017

Argentina is no longer requiring imports of a broad range of products to be processed by certain “specialised” customs ports....Read More


Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese Companies Authorised to Issue Conformity Assessment Certificates for Certain Products Sold in Argentina

18 Aug 2017

Argentinean authorities recently validated the bi-lateral mutual recognition agreements signed between (i) Intertek Argentina Certificaciones SA and Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Limited; (ii) I...Read More


Brazil Enhances Special Import Regime for Capital and IT Goods, Seeks to Facilitate Use of Trade Remedy Mechanisms by SMEs

18 Aug 2017

Brazil’s Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) has approved a proposal to provide duty-free treatment, rather than a reduced two percent duty, to foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommu...Read More


Argentina Adopts New Safety Requirements for Aluminium Radiators

18 Aug 2017

Argentina has established new mandatory safety requirements for aluminium radiators and elements or sections thereof used in hot water or vapor heating systems....Read More


Miscellaneous Latin American AD Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

18 Aug 2017

Topics: Mexico Begins AD Investigation on Micro Welding Wire; Mexico Preliminarily Finds Dumping on Certain Steel Tubes; Argentina Moves to Final Phase of AD Probes on Certain Plates, Metal Guards, Po...Read More


Progress Reported in Second Round of Talks to Update Chile-China FTA

4 Aug 2017

Trade officials from Chile and mainland China recently held a second round of talks to update their bi-lateral free trade agreement....Read More


Argentina Sets Certain Administrative Requirements for Importers of Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment

4 Aug 2017

Argentina issued a regulation in July 2016 requiring low-voltage electrical equipment sold domestically to be certified for compliance with certain essential safety requirements....Read More


Brazil Announces New Functionality Aimed at Reducing Errors by Importers, Regulations on Government Agency Participation in AEO Programme

4 Aug 2017

In an effort to reduce the number of errors made by importers, a new functionality was recently unveiled in the on-line import licencing module (LI WEB) of Brazil’s Integrated Foreign Trade System (Si...Read More


Mexico Considering Standards for Mobile Terminal Equipment

4 Aug 2017

Mexico is seeking input from interested parties by 15 September on a proposal (PROY-NOM-221-SCFI-2017) that would set new mandatory standards for mobile terminal equipment that can use the radio spect...Read More


Miscellaneous Latin American AD Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

4 Aug 2017

Topics: Mexico Begins AD Sunset Review of Steel Wire Mesh, Colombia Issues Final Determination in AD Sunset Review of PVC Film, Argentina Issues Determinations in Anti-circumvention Reviews of Coated ...Read More


Argentina Revamps Non-Automatic Import Licencing Regime

21 July 2017

Argentina has established a new import licencing regime that will still require importers of a broad range of products to obtain an import licence prior to importation....Read More


Brazil Modifies Duties on Various Products

21 July 2017

Brazilian authorities recently announced the addition through Resolution 50/2017 and Resolution 51/2017 of 880 items to a list of foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommunication...Read More


Mexico Issues New Standards for Room ACs, Proposes Standards for High Chairs

21 July 2017

Mexico has amended through standard NOM-021-ENER/SCFI-2017 the current mandatory safety and energy efficiency requirements for room air conditioners with a cooling capacity of up to 10,600 watts, with...Read More


Colombia Provides Duty-Free Treatment to Electric Cars

21 July 2017

Colombia has established tariff-rate quotas of 1,500 units during calendar years 2017 through 2019, 2,300 units during calendar years 2020 through 2022, and 3,000 units during calendar years 2023 thro...Read More


Argentina Requires Water Heaters to Comply with Energy Labelling Requirements by Year’s End

21 July 2017

The Argentinean government has moved forward, to 31 December 2017, the effective date of the energy efficiency labelling requirements for automatic storage water heaters, although these requirements w...Read More


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

21 July 2017

Topics: Brazil Issues AD Duty Order on Certain Steel Flat Bars, Brazil Issues AD Duty Order on Steel Stranded Wire, Brazil Renews AD Duty Order on Vacuum Flasks, Brazil Clarifies Scope of AD Duty Orde...Read More


Canada Bars Use of Plastic Microbeads in Toiletries

7 July 2017

The Canadian government has banned the production and importation of plastic microbeads in toiletries, which comprise personal hair, skin, teeth and mouth care products for cleansing or hygiene, inclu...Read More


Argentina Creates New Government Unit to Implement Electronic Single Window

7 July 2017

The Argentinean government has created a new unit to implement and administer Argentina’s electronic single window for international trade operations (National Single Window for the Argentinean Foreig...Read More


Pacific Alliance Approves Guidelines for Associate Members

7 July 2017

Pacific Alliance countries are entering a new stage in their integration process by formalising the procedures that would permit the addition of new countries to their economic bloc....Read More

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