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

  • WTO: 2016 World Trade Report, trade policy reviews, recent disputes, DSB actions
  • Canada: TPP Impact report, guidance on imports/exports of nuclear items, rice exports to China
  • US: Emergency actions and sanctions, Burma/Myanmar GSP benefits and sanctions, ITC rules for tariff suspensions/reductions, DEA revises import/export rules, electronic EPA filings, ITDS/ACE updates, modernization of brokers’ exam, joint US-China IPR enforcement, launch of Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act webpage, ACE liquidation roll-out, forced labor, ITAR and EAR revisions, FCPA, energy labeling rules, FDA “healthy food” labeling guidance, ITA establishes EU-US Privacy Shield fee, Ukraine and Moldova added to eligible procurement countries
  • Argentina: Reduced requirements for export benefits, removal of payment limitations, cargo weighing requirements, extended terms for currency settlements for exports
  • Chile: Customs Law bill
  • Colombia: Regulations issued under new Customs Code
  • Peru: Decree amends Customs regulations implementing 2015 Customs Law changes
  • Australia: Duty adjustments for tobacco and alcohol
  • Bangladesh: Ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement
  • China: Safeguard investigation on sugar, ban on US beef lifted, expanded ITA takes effect, improvement in standards and quality of consumer goods, Zika rules, expansion of free trade zones
  • New Zealand: Requirement for origin data on exports to China
  • Singapore: Changes to Strategic Goods Control List and Brokering Order
  • Vietnam: Decree issued for preferential tariffs in 2016-2019 implementing free trade agreements
  • EU-wide: Burundi sanctions renewed, proposal to strengthen export controls on dual-use items, Union Customs Code updates, suspension of FARC sanctions, adoption of autonomous Al-Qaida sanctions, establishment of European Border and Coast Guard Agency, CN amendments
  • EEA: Marine equipment directive
  • Finland: regulation of e-cigarettes and nicotine liquids
  • UK: House of Lords report on Art. 50 (Brexit), European Commission sets up Brexit task force
  • Turkey: Draft changes to Cosmetics regulations and standards
  • Belarus: Internet portal for person goods imports/exports, fuel export restrictions abolished, public consultation on EAEU Customs Code
  • Russia: New phytosanitary controls at border
  • Bahrain: Ratification of 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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