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Welcome to the July 2016 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update. Here are some highlights:

  • WTO: Afghanistan becomes member, UAE and Zambia Trade Policy reviews, DSB updates, new Government Procurement Agreement members

  • Canada: Arms Trade Treaty, Customs Act export amendments

  • USA: national emergencies extended, WTO extended Information Technology Agreement in effect, tariff changes, Green Goods update, ITC Chile-US FTA study, ITDS/ACE participation expands, Lever Rule application, government procurement origin determinations, civil monetary penalty adjustments, N. Korea money laundering finding, EAR and ITAR updates, FDA import accounts, FSIS electronic export certification, APHIS Lacey Act amendments, ADD price adjustments

  • Brazil: State Resolution dismisses tax assessments imposing ICMS on temporary imports of assets

  • China: ban on export of military goods to N. Korea

  • Europe: EFTA signs FTA with Georgia, new UCC courses, Brexit information, EU defence-related goods list, extension of Crimean sanctions, conflict minerals, lifting of Côte d’Ivoire sanctions, EU and SADC sign EPA, EU-EFTA standardisation package, implementation of WTO extended ITA agreement

  • Russia: to gradually lift Turkish sanctions, extension of food embargo

Plus our regulatory updates 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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