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Vice President Pence Defends Additional Tariffs on Mainland China

19 July 2018

U.S. Vice President Pence defended the Trump administration’s trade policy, including the recently-imposed additional tariffs on US$34 billion worth of mainland Chinese products, in a 16 July speech a...Read More


DOC Initiates Investigation on Uranium Imports for Possible Additional Tariffs

19 July 2018

The United States has launched a probe under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to assess whether imports of uranium are harming U.S. defence readiness....Read More


Senior Republican Lawmaker Pledges Work to Curtail President’s Trade Authority if Tariffs Continue

19 July 2018

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on 17 July that he will work to advance legislation to curtail the president’s trade authority if the Trump administration continues with its “misgui...Read More


Controlled Substance Quota Process Updated under DEA Rule

19 July 2018

The DEA has strengthened controls over the diversion of controlled substances and made other improvements in the quota management regulatory system for the production, manufacturing and procurement of...Read More


Safety Standard for Residential Garage Door Operators Amended

17 July 2018

The CPSC has amended the safety standard for automatic residential garage door operators to reflect changes made by Underwriters Laboratories to the entrapment provisions of standard UL 325....Read More


AD/CV Notices

17 July 2018

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Cast iron pipe fittings, Certain folding gift boxes, Certain new pneumatic off-the...Read More


USITC Notices

17 July 2018

Topics: Final Affirmative AD Injury Determination on Steel Flanges; Public Interest Input Sought in Section 337 Investigation of Two-Way Radio Equipment; Section 337 Investigation of Amorphous Metal T...Read More


CPSC Recalls One Product Made in Mainland China

17 July 2018

The CPSC has announced the following recall of certain snowboard boots made in mainland China. Product: Snowboard Boots....Read More


U.S., Mainland China Take Trade Dispute to WTO

17 July 2018

The United States has filed separate dispute settlement cases at the WTO against mainland China and four other trading partners challenging the tariffs each of these WTO members imposed in response to...Read More


Export Ban on Major Mainland Chinese Telecom Company Lifted

16 July 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on 13 July that it has lifted a ban on exports to Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd.(collectively, ZTE...Read More


Congress Signals Interest in Re-asserting Trade Policy Authority

16 July 2018

The U.S. Constitution gives extensive authority to the U.S. Congress to set tariffs. That is why in recent trade negotiations Congress has had to delegate that authority to the president in order to a...Read More


Additional Ten Percent Tariff Proposed on US$200 Billion Worth of Imports from Mainland China

12 July 2018

The U.S. government is proposing to further escalate its efforts to address concerns with mainland China’s policies on intellectual property protection by imposing an additional ten percent duty on ap...Read More


EPA Administrator Pruitt Resigns

12 July 2018

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt tendered his resignation effective 6 July in response to what he described as “unrelenting attacks” on him and his family....Read More


Import Declaration Requirement for Plant Products May be Narrowed

12 July 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting comments through 7 September on two regulatory proceedings that could narrow the Lacey Act declaration requ...Read More


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

12 July 2018

From 7 through 10 July 2018, members of the U.S. Congress did not introduce and/or approve any international trade-related bills that may have an impact on Hong Kong or mainland China....Read More


U.S. Executive Calendar

12 July 2018

U.S. Executive Calendar as at 11 July 2018. Conference in connection with USITC AD/CV injury investigations of steel racks from China....Read More


Additional 25 Percent Tariffs Begin on Range of Mainland Chinese Products; Product Exclusion Process Announced

12 July 2018

The United States on 6 July began collecting additional duties of 25 percent on US$34 billion worth of imports spanning 818 tariff lines from mainland China....Read More


Trump Sends Mixed Messages About US WTO Membership as EU and Mainland China Agree to Spearhead Reform Effort

12 July 2018

The Trump administration continues to send mixed messages about the continued membership of the United States in the World Trade Organisation, a multi-lateral body Washington was instrumental in conce...Read More


Restrictions on US Exports to ZTE Relaxed

12 July 2018

The Trump administration announced last week that U.S. companies may engage in a limited number of activities with a mainland Chinese telecommunications company hit with sanctions earlier this year in...Read More


Import Measures Imposed on Pencils, Aluminium Extrusions and Glycine Alleged to be Evading AD Duties

12 July 2018

CBP has determined that there is a reasonable suspicion that an importer is evading the antidumping duty order on mainland Chinese cased pencils by transshipping cased pencils manufactured in the mai...Read More

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