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U.S.-China Action Plan Will Initially Focus on Agro, Biotech, Other Issues

26 May 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump and mainland Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed at their recent high-level meeting in Florida to establish a 100-day plan on trade to, among other things, find ways to inc...Read More


DOC Considering Potential National Security Review of Semiconductors, Seeks Input on Review of Aluminium Imports

26 May 2017

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross recently indicated that the U.S. Department of Commerce is considering whether to initiate a section 232 national security investigation of imported semiconductors ...Read More


Foreign Food Supplier Verification Programme Requirement to Enter into Force 30 May

26 May 2017

A Food and Drug Administration rule requiring food importers to verify that their shipments meet U.S. safety standards will start taking effect on 30 May....Read More


Lighthizer Confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative

26 May 2017

The Senate voted 82-14 on 11 May to confirm Robert Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative. Lighthizer, a long-time trade attorney who served as deputy USTR under President Reagan, is expected to lead...Read More


CPSC Proposes Performance Standard for Table Saws

26 May 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is accepting comments through 26 July on its proposal to issue a performance standard for table saws....Read More


Hong Kong and Mainland China Again Certified to Export Shrimp to the U.S.

26 May 2017

The U.S. State Department has certified 40 trading partners, including Hong Kong and mainland China, as meeting the requirements of Section 609 of Public Law 101-162, thus allowing them to continue to...Read More


TSCA Certifications No Longer Required Prior to Entry Under Expedited Release Programmes

26 May 2017

CBP has announced a policy change designed to ease requirements for imports of chemicals under expedited release programmes....Read More


Nanoscale Material Imports Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Delayed

26 May 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has postponed from 12 May to 14 August the effective date of a final rule allowing the EPA for the first time to use its authority under section 8(a) of the TSCA to...Read More


Import Restrictions Imposed on Five Shark Species

26 May 2017

The Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a final rule listing five shark species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act: the daggernose shark (Isogomphodon oxyrhynchus), Brazilian guitarfish (...Read More


AD/CV Notices

26 May 2017

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Certain tool chests and cabinets, Sulfanilic acid, Certain activated carbon, Multi...Read More


USITC Notices

26 May 2017

Topics: Preliminary Affirmative AD Injury Determination on Carton Closing Staples; Scheduling of Expedited Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Furfuryl Alcohol; New Section 337 Investigation on Robotic ...Read More


CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

26 May 2017

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China. Products: Women’s Scarves, Lithium Batteries, Night Lights, Science Kits, Coffee Presses, Kiteboard Control Systems, Pl...Read More


Legislation Introduced or Passed in the 115th U.S. Congress

26 May 2017

From 4 through 20 May 2017, members of the U.S. Congress introduced and/or approved the following international trade-related bills that may have an impact on Hong Kong or mainland China....Read More


U.S. Executive Calendar

26 May 2017

U.S. Executive Calendar as at 22 May 2017. Effective date of EPA rule on formaldehyde emissions standards for composite wood products....Read More


Health, Convenience and Sustainability Lead at US Store-Brand Expo

18 May 2017

Health benefits, convenience and environmental sustainability were the clear battlegrounds, as own-label manufacturers fought to demonstrate added-value and product differentiation at the Private Labe...Read More


Robin's Egg, Hydration and Smart Goods Centrestage at US Home Show

12 May 2017

Along with colour predictions for the coming season, this year's Chicago-based International Home + Housewares Show also focussed on the current US-wide fad for drinking accessories and the growing ar...Read More


Trump Administration Eyes Import Restrictions on Steel and Aluminium Imports

12 May 2017

The U.S. Department of Commerce has self-initiated separate investigations under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to determine whether increasing imports of foreign-made steel and alumin...Read More


Global Safeguard Petition Filed on Imported Solar Cells and Modules

12 May 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission received on 26 April a new global safeguard petition that could result in up to eight years of higher tariffs and minimum prices on imports of crystalline silic...Read More


President Trump Orders Review of U.S. Trade and Investment Agreements

12 May 2017

President Trump has issued an executive order directing new performance reviews of U.S. trade and investment agreements and WTO rules. These reviews will help guide U.S. trade policy and trade negotia...Read More


Administration Outlines IPR-Related Concerns, Pledges More Aggressive Action

12 May 2017

The Trump administration’s first annual report on intellectual property rights-related trade barriers adopts the more enforcement-oriented tone that has marked much of the administration’s trade actio...Read More

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