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Welcome to the August 2016 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.

Here are some highlights:

  • WTO: new members, disputes, new GPA portal, trade policy reviews, TBT notifications, TFA ratifications
  • WCO: new Kyoto party, 2016 Council Session
  • Canada: internal trade agreement, CETA quota consultations, expanded ITA implementation
  • US: expanded ITA implementation, national emergency extensions, new ACE rules, GSP review, government procurement, foreign trade barriers, digital working group, WTO case against China export duties, ITC reports, US/Vietnam shrimp agreement, Global Entry expansion, proposed NAFTA marking rule, ISF definition, TAA final determination, CBP webinars, new Jones Act enforcement unit, FTZ activities, HTS updates for AES, OFAC general license, DDTC company visits, revisions to CCL and USML, civil penalty adjustments, FTC warnings
  • Argentina: revised rules for mail and courier shipments
  • Colombia: FTAs
  • Australia: DIBP takes over Norfolk Is. Responsibilities
  • Japan: revision of Export Trade Control Order
  • Korea: FTA
  • New Zealand: export rules for exports to China, TPP consultation, low value imports, new excise rates
  • Vietnam: safeguard investigation
  • EU: EU/China Smart and Secure Trade Lanes expansion, TTIP documents, EU-Canada trade deal, new IP guidelines
  • Switzerland: Liberian sanctions lifted
  • UK: Joint Export Control Unit
  • Turkey: state of emergency
  • Jordan: safeguard investigation
  • Algeria: new investment code

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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