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Section 301 Tariff Exemption for U.S. Goods Returned Narrowed Significantly

16 Aug 2018

Effective 23 August, the use of a provision allowing goods assembled abroad from U.S. components to avoid the additional 25 percent tariff imposed on imports from mainland China will be narrowed signi...Read More

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FIRRMA/CFIUS Legislation Enacted into Law

16 Aug 2018

President Trump on 13 August signed into law a defence authorisation bill that also includes the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) to reform and expand the operation of the Com...Read More

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Mainland China Challenges U.S. Safeguard Tariffs on Solar Products at WTO

16 Aug 2018

On 14 August, mainland China lodged a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against the U.S. safeguard restrictions on crystalline silicone photovoltaic cells and modules, which consist of safeg...Read More

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FTC Revises Jewellery Guides

16 Aug 2018

The FTC has revised its Guides for the Jewellry, Precious Metals and Pewter Industries, which provide advice to businesses on how to avoid making deceptive claims about precious metal, pewter, diamond...Read More

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USTR Seeks Input on Notorious Markets for IPR Infringement

16 Aug 2018

USTR is requesting input by 1 October to aid in the preparation of its 2018 Notorious Markets List, which examines Internet and physical markets based outside the United States that reportedly engage ...Read More

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U.S. Flexes Trade Muscle Against Turkey as High-Ranking Senate Lawmaker Voices Concern About Section 232 Product Exclusion Process

14 Aug 2018

President Trump announced in a 10 August tweet that he has authorised the doubling of Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminium from Turkey, showcasing his willingness to play hardball on trade matte...Read More

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Input Sought on Current Export Controls on Spraying/Fogging Systems

14 Aug 2018

BIS is seeking input as part of efforts to ensure that the current export controls on spraying or fogging systems are clear, do not inadvertently control items in normal commercial use, accurately ref...Read More

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Reminder: New California Proposition 65 Warning Requirements to Enter into Force 30 August

14 Aug 2018

California’s new warning requirements under Proposition 65 are slated to enter into force on 30 August. The new regulations will require more detailed information in Proposition 65 safe harbour warnin...Read More

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Certain Energy Test Procedures for Central ACs and Heat Pumps Implemented

14 Aug 2018

The DOE has lifted an administrative stay issued on 3 July 2017 that postponed the effectiveness of certain provisions of a January 2017 final rule that amended the energy test procedure and certain c...Read More

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Revisions to U.S. Grade Standards for Various Processed Vegetables under Consideration

14 Aug 2018

Interested parties may submit input through 12 October on a proposal to revise the voluntary U.S. grade standards for canned lima beans, canned mushrooms, pickles and green olives....Read More

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AD/CV Notices

14 Aug 2018

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Certain plastic decorative ribbon, Common alloy aluminium sheet, Monosodium glutam...Read More

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USITC Notices

14 Aug 2018

Topic: Schedule for New AD/CV Probes of Steel Trailer Wheels Announced; Remedy Comments Sought in Section 337 Probe of Jump Rope Systems; Section 337 Investigation on LED Lighting Devices Amended;...Read More

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CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

14 Aug 2018

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China. Products: Recliner Chairs and Handgun Safes....Read More

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Multiple Bills Propose to Delay or Prevent Section 232 Auto Tariffs

10 Aug 2018

A bi-partisan group of senators led by Sen. Doug Jones (Democrat-Alabama), along with four Republican lawmakers, introduced on 25 July the Automotive Jobs Act of 2018 (S. 3266)....Read More

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New AD/CV Probes of Steel Trailer Wheels

10 Aug 2018

The USITC has initiated the preliminary phase of AD and CV injury investigations of steel trailer wheels classified under HTSUS 8716.90.5035 and 8716.90.5059 from mainland China....Read More

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Russia Sanctions to be Expanded

10 Aug 2018

The U.S. State Department has announced the impending adoption of additional sanctions on Russia under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 following a deter...Read More

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USTR Finalises Second Tranche of Additional Tariffs on Mainland Chinese Products

8 Aug 2018

USTR has finalised a proposal to extend the 25 percent tariff that the United States imposed 6 July on US$34 billion worth of mainland Chinese goods to an additional US$16 billion worth of imports fro...Read More

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Deadline for Input on Proposed 25 Percent Tariff on US$200 Billion Worth of Imports from Mainland China Now 6 September

8 Aug 2018

USTR has set 6 September, rather than the previously announced 5 September, as the new deadline to submit written comments and post-hearing rebuttal comments in connection with a proposal to increase ...Read More

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Registration Period for Food and Medical Device Facilities Approaching

8 Aug 2018

U.S. and foreign food and medical device facilities that do not properly renew their registrations with the Food and Drug Administration can be locked out of the U.S. market. Renewals for both types o...Read More

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AD/CV Notices

8 Aug 2018

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Stainless steel flanges, Steel propane cylinders, Stainless steel sheet and strip,...Read More

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