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Canada Completes Successful Forest Industry Trade Mission to Mainland China

12 May 2017

Canadian International Trade Minister François -Philippe Champagne recently led a successful six-day forest industry trade mission to mainland China....Read More


Brazil to Require All Light-Duty Motor Vehicles to Include Efficiency, Emissions Information

12 May 2017

The Brazilian government recently launched the ninth phase of the Brazilian Motor Vehicle Labelling Programme (PBEV), which will require all light-duty motor vehicles sold domestically to include info...Read More


WTO Members Applaud Ecuador’s Commitment to Remove Import Surcharge

12 May 2017

WTO members recently welcomed Ecuador’s reiterated commitment to completely remove by this June the import surcharge that has been in place on a range of tariff lines since March 2015....Read More


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

12 May 2017

Topics: Colombia Launches AD Probe of Stainless Steel Sinks, Chile Issues AD Duty Order Steel Wire Rod, Canada Makes Final Affirmative AD/CV Determinations on Fabricated Steel Components, Canada Begin...Read More


Mexico Extends Temporary Duty Increase on Certain Iron and Steel Products

28 April 2017

The Mexican government has extended for an additional six months, from 6 April through 3 October, a temporary increase from zero to 15 percent in the most-favoured-nation duty rate for iron and steel ...Read More


Mexico Proposes New Safety Standards for Motorcycle Helmets, Modifies Requirements for X-ray Equipment and Lamps

28 April 2017

Mexico is seeking input from interested parties by 16 June on a proposal to establish mandatory safety and labelling requirements for motorcycle helmets....Read More


Brazil Working to Significantly Reduce Red Tape on Export Transactions

28 April 2017

The Brazilian government recently launched a new process for export transactions carried out through Brazil’s single window for international trade operations....Read More


Mexico Reinstates Tariff-Rate Quota on Beans

28 April 2017

The Mexican government on 14 April announced the temporary reinstatement from 16 April through 30 November 2017 of the special tariff-rate quota that allows up to 100,000 metric tonnes of beans classi...Read More


Brazil Modifies Technical Requirements for Baby Bottles, School Articles, IT Products

13 April 2017

Brazil’s National Institute of Technology, Normalisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has taken the following actions over the past few months of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chine...Read More


Argentina Postpones Technical Requirements for Petroleum Measuring Apparatus

13 April 2017

Argentina has postponed the effective date of the technical requirements for equipment to measure petroleum, products thereof and liquids other than water laid out in Resolution 85/2012....Read More


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

13 April 2017

Topics: Canada Makes Final Affirmative AD Determination on Rebar from Hong Kong, Mexico Renews AD Duty Order on Mushrooms and Canada Begins Sunset Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Steel Sinks....Read More


Chile Hosts Meeting of Asia-Pacific Trade Ministers

31 March 2017

Representatives from Tran-Pacific Partnership member economies, as well as mainland China, Colombia and South Korea, met in Chile in mid-March to discuss the current state of affairs in international ...Read More


Canada to Develop Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

31 March 2017

The Canadian government has announced its intention to develop formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products and hopes to issue a proposed regulation by early 2018....Read More


Argentina Amends Certification Requirements for Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment, Makes Other Regulatory Changes

31 March 2017

Argentina has amended in various ways a July 2016 regulation requiring low-voltage electrical equipment that is sold in the country to be certified for compliance with certain essential safety require...Read More


Mexico Adopts New Standards for Systems to Measure Electricity

31 March 2017

The Mexican government has established new mandatory standards for domestically-produced and imported systems to measure electricity....Read More


Miscellaneous Latin American AD Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

31 March 2017

Subtopic: Brazil Launches Scope Review of AD Duty Order on Garlic, Brazil Announces Schedule, Extends Deadline for Final AD Determination on Certain Steel Products, Chile Corrects Provisional AD Dutie...Read More


Canada Seeks Input on Potential FTA with Mainland China

17 March 2017

Following the launch of exploratory discussions with Beijing on 22 September 2016, the Canadian government is now seeking input from businesses, civil society organisations, labour unions, academia, i...Read More


Brazil Modifies Duties on Various Products

17 March 2017

Brazilian authorities recently announced the addition through Resolution 18/2017 and Resolution 19/2017 of 268 items to a list of foreign capital goods and information technology and telecommunication...Read More


Canada Proposes New Energy Efficiency Standards for 17 Products

17 March 2017

The Canadian government has announced its intention to develop more stringent energy efficiency requirements for seven categories of residential products and four categories of commercial and industri...Read More


Argentina Narrows Scope of Import Licencing Requirements, Adopts New Criterion Value for Plastic Tableware and Kitchenware

17 March 2017

The Argentinean government has again amended the list of items subject to non-automatic import licencing by removing goods classified under NCM 8471.30.12, 8471.30.19, 8471.30.90, 8471.41.10, 8471.49....Read More

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