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U.S. Provides Duty-Free Treatment to Travel Goods from All GSP Beneficiaries

21 July 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on 29 June adding a range of travel goods (including luggage, backpacks, handbags and pocket goods such as wallets) from all Generalised System of Pre...Read More


USTR to Analyse Performance of U.S. FTAs, Will Seek Revisions to Deal with South Korea

21 July 2017

USTR and the U.S. Department of Commerce are seeking input by 31 July that will be considered as part of the comprehensive performance reviews they are conducting of U.S. trade agreements....Read More


California Issues Guide to Assist Manufacturers Identify Safer Alternatives for Hazardous Ingredients in Consumer Products, Lists Certain Sleeping Articles as Priority Product

21 July 2017

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has released a final version of its first alternatives analysis guide under the Safer Consumer Products programme that the agency hopes will assis...Read More


Early Compliance Labelling Allowed for Composite Wood Products

21 July 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a direct final rule allowing composite wood products and finished goods that contain such products that are manufactured prior to 12 December 2017 and ar...Read More


FDA Updates Policy on Release Without Notification to Reflect Current De Minimis Level

21 July 2017

The Food and Drug Administration has updated previously issued guidance to clarify that FDA-regulated goods in five categories may be released without notification to the FDA for the purpose of determ...Read More


USDA Issues Compliance Guide for Imported Meat, Poultry and Egg Products

21 July 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is requesting comments by 5 September on guidance intended to help U.S. importers, customs brokers, official import inspection e...Read More


Export Control Regulations Amended to Reflect Missile Technology Regime Changes

21 July 2017

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective 7 July, made the following amendments to the Export Administration Regulations to align the missile technology controls on t...Read More


Update on Recent Department of Energy Rulemaking Activities

21 July 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the following regulatory actions of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters of walk-in cooler and freezer refrigeration systems,...Read More


AD/CV Notices

21 July 2017

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Silicon metal, certain preserved mushrooms, certain tool chests and cabinets, alum...Read More


USITC Notices

21 July 2017

Topics: New AD/CV Probes of Cast Iron Soil Pipe Fittings, Preliminary Affirmative AD/CV Injury Determinations on Fine Denier PSF, AD Duty Order on Furfuryl Alcohol Renewed, Scheduling of Final Phase o...Read More


CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

21 July 2017

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China. Products: Chandeliers, Utility Vehicles, and Exercise Machines....Read More


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

21 July 2017

From 1 through 15 July 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

21 July 2017

U.S. Executive Calendar as at 26 July 2017. CPSC hearing on agency priorities for FYs 2018 and 2019....Read More


Beach Novelties and Festival-wear to the Forefront at ASD Market Week

17 July 2017

While affordable items for the beach-bound and must-wear garments for the festival season dominated proceeding at this B2B trade show, there was also room for an array of Cuban-themed goods and a rang...Read More


March of the Millennials Drives Innovation in Greeting-Cards Sector

11 July 2017

With Millennials having just overtaken the Baby Boomers as the primary purchasers of greeting cards, exhibitors at the National Stationery Show turned to high-tech innovation and conspicuous green cre...Read More


USTR Lighthizer Highlights Trump Administration’s Trade Priorities

7 July 2017

Renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement – a 1994 trade deal that includes the United States, Canada and Mexic0 – is a top priority for the Trump administration, but trade relations with ...Read More


USDA Proposal Would Allow Imports of Mainland Chinese Cooked Poultry Products

7 July 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a controversial proposal to list mainland China as eligible to export poultry products from birds slaughtered in the ...Read More


EPA Issues Status Update on Implementation of Chemical Reform Legislation

7 July 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a status report on its implementation of the landmark chemical reform legislation that was enacted into law last year....Read More


Watchdog Agency Finds Staffing Shortfalls May Impact CBP’s Trade Enforcement Efforts

7 July 2017

Staffing shortfalls and lack of performance targets at U.S. Customs and Border Protection can impact the agency’s ability to pursue effective trade enforcement, according to a recent report from the G...Read More


Textile, Appliance, TV Labelling Regulations to be Updated

7 July 2017

The Federal Trade Commission is moving to streamline its regulations on textile, appliance and television labelling as part of its regulatory reform initiative. Additional steps to remove or reduce ou...Read More

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