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Canada Begins Re-Investigations of AD Measures on OCTG and Seamless Casing

15 Jan 2019

The CBSA has initiated separate re-investigations of the normal values and export prices of certain mainland Chinese oil country tubular goods and seamless casing and seamless carbon or alloy steel oi...Read More


Argentina Extends Duty-Free Treatment for Cellulose Paste and Paper for Newspapers

15 Jan 2019

Argentina has approved a law (Law 27.498) that will preserve for a period of ten years the duty-free treatment currently provided to cellulose paste and paper for newspapers....Read More


Mercosur Amends Labelling Requirements for Textiles and Apparel

10 Jan 2019

The Mercosur Common Market Group recently issued a regulation modifying the current regional labelling requirements for textiles and apparel. Mercosur member nations have been given until 15 June to i...Read More


Argentina to Ban Imports of Halogen Lamps

10 Jan 2019

Argentina has expanded its current ban on the sale and importation of general purpose residential incandescent lamps to cover all types and models of halogen lamps, effective 31 December 2019....Read More


Brazil Suspends Implementation of New Technical Requirements for Toys

10 Jan 2019

Brazil’s National Institute of Technology, Normalisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has suspended the entry into force of the new mandatory technical and conformity assessment requirements for t...Read More


CBP to Expand Tests of Blockchain Uses

10 Jan 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently completed one test of potential use of blockchain technology and is looking to conduct additional tests this year. For several months in 2018 CBP tested the...Read More


Canada Finds Certain Modules Are Covered by AD/CV Duty Orders on Fabricated Steel Components

8 Jan 2019

In its scope reviews of the AD and CV duty orders on certain mainland Chinese fabricated industrial steel components, the CBSA has determined that the fabricated industrial steel components of certain...Read More


New Importer ID Form Expected to be Released in February

8 Jan 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted to its website a final draft of the revised CBP Form 5106, which will be renamed the Create/Update Importer Identity Form. This form is expected to be rel...Read More


California Lists Certain Paint/Varnish Strippers as Priority Product

8 Jan 2019

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has designated paint or varnish strippers containing methylene chloride as a priority product under the Safer Consumer Products regulations. The r...Read More


Argentina Suspends or Rescinds Technical Requirements for Various Products

4 Jan 2019

Argentina’s Secretariat of Commerce has suspended for a 120-day period the application of the mandatory technical and metrological requirements for cold drinking water metres and compressed natural ga...Read More


Argentina Bans Imports of Blank Guns

4 Jan 2019

Argentina has banned with immediate effect the production, importation and sale of blank firearms, which are defined as replica firearms that are similar in morphology and operation to regular firearm...Read More


Argentina Begins Sunset and Changed Circumstances Review of AD Duty Order on Transformers

3 Jan 2019

Argentina has initiated a sunset and changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on mainland Chinese liquid dielectric transformers having a power handling capacity higher than 10,000 k...Read More


Brazil Unveils New Strategy for Agricultural Exports

3 Jan 2019

Brazil’s Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) approved on 21 December 2018 a new strategy to open and expand foreign markets and engage in the international promotion of Brazilian agricultural products....Read More


Argentina Approves New Standards for Steel Cables

3 Jan 2019

Argentina has approved through Resolution 153/2018 new quality and safety standards for steel cables, which will require compliance with the provisions of standard ISO 2408....Read More


Mexico Postpones New Standards for Solar Water Heaters

2 Jan 2019

Mexico has postponed from 26 December 2018 to 1 December 2019 the entry into force of the new mandatory energy and safety standards that were established in August 2018 for solar water heaters under N...Read More


Argentina Sets Criterion Values for Various Products

2 Jan 2019

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


Ontario to Eliminate Certain Labelling Requirements for Upholstered and Stuffed Articles

2 Jan 2019

The Canadian Province of Ontario has approved the revocation effective from 1 July 2019 of a regulation that requires upholstered and stuffed articles offered for sale in the province to bear a label ...Read More


Brazil Unveils New Procedures for Auto Parts Seeking a Duty Exemption, Redeterminations in AD Proceedings

28 Dec 2018

Brazilian authorities have announced new procedures to determine whether there is any domestic production of automotive parts that may qualify for a duty exemption under the special import regime for ...Read More


Brazil Considering Various Duty Modifications

28 Dec 2018

Brazil is seeking input from interested parties by 18 January on several proposed changes to the Mercosur common external tariff....Read More


Mercosur Approves Brazilian Request to Lower Duties on 49 Chemical Substances

27 Dec 2018

The Mercosur Common Market Group has approved a request by Brazil to lower to two percent the MFN import duty on 49 chemical substances. Separately, Brazil’s duty on certain articles of plaster has fa...Read More

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