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Welcome to the September 2016 edition of International Trade Compliance Update. Here are some highlights:

  • WTO – Russia to submit GPA offer; DSB update
  • WCO – Agenda for 58th Harmonized System Committee
  • Panama – Food safety standards
  • Canada – CETA envoy named
  • Mexico – US-Mexico joint inspections; Special Economic Zones ("ZEE")
  • US – Nation emergency on export controls extended; GSP review; Notorious Markets; USTR seeks info on WTO commitments from China and Russia; ITC monitoring tool; ITC seeks info on APTA; import restrictions MOU extension proposed for Cyprus, Peru; CBP AD/CVD enforcement; ACE updates; increased administrative exemption amount; Burmese Jade regs. Revised; CBP proposes vehicle imports rule change; restrictions on imports of Syrian artifacts; CBP quarterly interest rate; “Lever Rule”; FTZ activities; EPA bans mercury exports; BIS to align TMP with IMMEX time limits; EAR and ITAR destination control statements harmonized; CPSC exempts certain toys from phthalate tests; new FDA rules on registration; Chinese Zika requirements from FAS; government procurement updates; Commerce modifies ADD price adjustment rule and proposes changes to normal value
  • Brazil – CAMEX Executive Secretariat moving to Foreign Affairs Ministry ("Itamaraty")
  • Uruguay – Ratifies WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
  • Australia – Extends import ban to certain lever-action shotguns
  • China – Revamp of cross border e-commerce regime
  • Japan – Continues to suspend retaliatory duties against US
  • New Zealand – Guidelines for microbial ag. Chemical imports; e-cigarette consultation
  • EU – EU-Jordan origin rules relaxed to aid Syrian refugees; control of dual-use exports; e-cigarette regulations; UK surveys barriers in 7 overseas market; Iran nuclear sanctions; BIS merges with DECC – new DIT takes over export controls
  • Saudi Arabia – Foreign investment rules
  • Turkey – State of Emergency update
  • Ukraine – Central bank eases restrictions on export-import transactions
  • Senegal - Ratifies WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Plus regulations and legislation from many other countries and from the Federal Register, Canada Gazette, Diario Oficial de la Federación, Official Journal of the EU, Eurasian Economic Union, and other official gazettes. We are also including WTO TBT updates, CBP ruling revocations and modifications, 337 cases, antidumping and countervailing duty updates from US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Australia, EU, and India.

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