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EU Plans Introduction of Surveillance Mechanism on Aluminium Imports, Paving Way for Possible Safeguard Investigation

20 April 2018

On 9 April 2018, it was reported that the European Commission will soon put into place a surveillance mechanism on imports of aluminium products, which could pave the way for a possible safeguard inve...Read More


Novelties Remain Distinctly Unworn-Off at Las Vegas Impulse Buy Expo

19 April 2018

Drinkware, foldable sun hats, louche loungewear, sunglasses for exhibitionists and Second Amendment millinery all jostled for the attention of bargain-hungry wholesalers at the Affordable Shopping Des...Read More


U.S. Announces List of Mainland Chinese Products that Would Face Additional 25 Percent Duty as Trade Tensions Escalate

13 April 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has released the proposed list of mainland Chinese products that would be subject to an additional 25 percent tariff as part of the U.S. response to a Secti...Read More


USTR Highlights Mainland Chinese Policies, Other Concerns in Annual Trade Barrier Reports

13 April 2018

USTR has issued its annual National Trade Estimate report, which describes significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports of goods and services, foreign direct investment and intellectual property right...Read More


Formaldehyde Labelling Moved Up for Goods Made with Composite Wood Products

13 April 2018

Pursuant to a court order, the Environmental Protection Agency has advanced from 12 December to 1 June the compliance date (i.e., the import-by or manufactured-by date) associated with a December 2016...Read More


CBP Finds Mainland Chinese Clothes Hangers Were Transshipped Through Malaysia

13 April 2018

In its second final determination in an antidumping duty evasion investigation under the Enforce and Protect Act, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has found substantial evidence that eight companies...Read More


CPSC to Examine Safety Issues Associated with Internet-Connected Consumer Goods

13 April 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission will conduct a public hearing 16 May on potential safety issues and hazards associated with Internet-connected consumer products....Read More


U.S. Trade Preference Programme for Developing Countries Renewed

13 April 2018

The omnibus fiscal year 2018 spending bill signed into law on 23 March by President Trump includes a provision that, effective 22 April, will extend the Generalised System of Preferences through 31 De...Read More


U.S. and South Korea Reach Agreement on FTA Changes

13 April 2018

The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement in principle on modifications to be made to their bi-lateral free trade agreement....Read More


Some Imported Live Animals Get Exemption from Foreign Supplier Verification Programme

13 April 2018

The Food and Drug Administration announced on 21 March steps to make the importation of certain live animals less burdensome....Read More


Export Controls on Chemicals and Biological Agents Updated

13 April 2018

The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective 2 April, makes the following changes to the Export Administration Regulations to reflect decisions by the Australia Gro...Read More


Canada Proposes New Energy Efficiency Standards for Various Products

13 April 2018

Following the imposition by the United States of additional import tariffs on steel and aluminium from around the world, Canada announced on 27 March several measures aimed at preventing such products...Read More


AD/CV Notices

13 April 2018

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Electrolytic manganese dioxide, Glycine, Carton-closing staples, Certain plastic d...Read More


USITC Notices

13 April 2018

Topics: New AD/CV Probes of Steel Wheels; New CV Probe of Glycine; AD Duty Orders on Honey and Foundry Coke Renewed; Input Sought on Remand Instructions Involving HFC Blends; New Section 337 Investiga...Read More


CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

13 April 2018

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China. Products: Electric Blankets, Light Bulbs, Beverage Dispensers, Thermal Laminators, Heaters, Toy Hats and Flashlights, a...Read More


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

13 April 2018

From 25 March through 7 April 2018, 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

13 April 2018

U.S. Executive Calendar as at 9 Apr 2018. Preliminary determination due in ITA CV investigation of common alloy aluminium sheet from China....Read More


Safeguard Investigation Initiated into Steel Imports Entering EU Market

6 April 2018

On 26 March 2018, the EU unleashed its safeguard investigation into certain steel imports entering the EU market. By means of the notice of initiation, which was published in the EU’s Official Journal...Read More


The Science of Appliances Woos US Home Gadget Fans at Chicago Expo

4 April 2018

While smartphone-compatible, digital home appliances proved the biggest draw for affluent Generation Y consumers at the recent International Home + Housewares Show, there was still space for a small n...Read More


Tariff and Production Cost Issues Dominate US Textile Sourcing Show

29 March 2018

A glum early-year show saw exhibitors at Apparel Sourcing USA concerned over mooted US import tariffs, rising production costs, consumer disinterest in environmental surcharges and the consequences of...Read More

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