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USTR Outlines U.S. Trade Enforcement Priorities

18 Aug 2017

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative plans to pursue an “aggressive” trade enforcement agenda that includes both offensive and defensive measures, according to a recent report to Congress....Read More


Legislative Efforts to Enact a Border Adjustment Tax Abandoned

18 Aug 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin a...Read More


Lawmakers Call for Tougher CBP Rules on AD/CV Duty Evasion

18 Aug 2017

Senators Rob Portman (Republican-Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (Democrat-Ohio) recently called on U.S. Customs and Border Protection to toughen regulations on its investigations of AD and CV duty order evas...Read More


Maine Adopts Comprehensive Ban on Flame Retardants in Upholstered Furniture

18 Aug 2017

Maine recently enacted into law a broad-ranging ban on the sale and distribution state-wide of upholstered furniture containing in its fabric or other covering, or in its cushioning materials, more th...Read More


Remaining ACE Functionality to be Phased in Starting in September

18 Aug 2017

As part of on-going efforts to implement a fully-fledged single window through which the U.S. trade community will report imports and exports and the U.S. government will determine admissibility, CBP ...Read More


Ban on Goods Using Certain Flame Retardant Still Under Consideration

18 Aug 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission will hold a meeting on 17 September to gather additional comments on a petition requesting that it initiate a rulemaking under the Federal Hazardous Substances A...Read More


Mainland China’s Compliance with WTO Commitments is Focus of Annual Review

18 Aug 2017

The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee is accepting input and holding a public hearing to assist USTR in preparing its annual report to Congress on mainland China’s compliance with the commitmen...Read More


Food Facility and Importer Re-inspection Fees Set for FY 2018

18 Aug 2017

The Food and Drug Administration has announced its fiscal year 2018 fee rates for certain domestic and foreign food facility re-inspections, failures to comply with a recall order and importer re-insp...Read More


Import, Production Limits for Controlled Substances Proposed

18 Aug 2017

The U.S. Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a notice proposing the 2018 aggregate production quotas for controlled substances in schedules I and II of the Controlled Subst...Read More


Update on Recent Department of Energy Rulemaking Activities

18 Aug 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the following regulatory actions of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters of general service fluorescent lamps, general servic...Read More


AD/CV Notices

18 Aug 2017

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: certain aluminium foil, wooden bedroom furniture, certain stilbenic optical bright...Read More


USITC Notices

18 Aug 2017

Topics: AD Duty Order on Paper Clips Renewed; Scheduling of Expedited Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Garlic; Scheduling of Expedited Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Optical Brightening Agents; Su...Read More


CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

18 Aug 2017

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China. Products: Cell Phone Cases, Children's Building Sets, Children's Pyjamas, Charcoal Grills, Children's Robes, European P...Read More


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

18 Aug 2017

From 30 July through 12 August 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

18 Aug 2017

U.S. Executive Calendar as at 14 Aug 2017....Read More


Online Retailers Look to Tackle Fraud Without Deterring Buyers

14 Aug 2017

The problem facing remote retailers is how to deliver secure, fraud-free transactions without imposing onerous security protocols likely to deter buyers, fortunately exhibitors at the recent Card Not ...Read More


An Update on Sino-US Trade Relations under the Trump Administration

10 Aug 2017

Since US President Donald Trump taking office in January 2017, Sino-US trade relations have largely remained favourable as many of the pledges made by him during the election campaign to get tough on ...Read More


Wonder Woman's Legacy Proves All-Conquering at US Jewellery Show

8 Aug 2017

As well as demolishing this summer's box-office records, Wonder Woman, the Amazonian comic-book heroine, proved hard to beat at this year's JCK Las Vegas, with jewellery designers only too keen to pay...Read More


U.S. Still Mulling Possible Trade Remedies on Steel and Aluminium Products

4 Aug 2017

As previously reported, the U.S. Department of Commerce is conducting separate investigations under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to determine whether increasing imports of foreign-ma...Read More


Little Progress Made at New U.S.-China Trade Dialogue

4 Aug 2017

The United States and mainland China made little progress on trade irritants at the first meeting of their Comprehensive Economic Dialogue held recently in Washington, D.C....Read More

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