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

  • WTO: Trade policy reviews, disputes
  • WCO: 2017 HS, Customs-Tax cooperation guidelines, 58th HS Committee
  • CITES: COP 17 outcomes
  • Canada: CETA signed, new entry requirements, 2017 HS changes to Customs Tariff
  • Mexico: New requirements to use FAST lanes, US-MX mechanism to avoid double taxation of maquiladoras, steel duties increased
  • US: National emergencies extended, US-Cuba policies, Burma sanctions terminated, court case on marking duties, duty suspensions and reductions procedures, steel monitoring, ACE updates, liquidation notices, Global Entry, DOJ export control and sanctions voluntary self-disclosure policy, FinCEN Burma exceptions, OFAC guidance, BIS and OFAC Cuba-related expansions, EAR and ITAR updates, FTC Hobby Act, AD/CVD scope rulings
  • Venezuela: exoneration from VAT and Customs for mass transit projects
  • Australia: DIBP voluntary disclosure guidance
  • China: Launch of cooperation platform, end of aircraft tax exemptions
  • New Zealand: Wooden packaging clearance, consultation on pollutants and chemicals, imports prohibition on asbestos
  • Philippines: Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, increase in de minimis
  • Singapore: SAFTA review investigation
  • Gulf Coop. Council: Safeguards
  • EU and EFTA: 2017 CN, North Korean sanctions, Syrian conflict, SADC EPA
  • Norway: New advance rulings rules
  • Ukraine: Expansion of Russian sanctions
  • EAEU: EAEU-Vietnam FTA
  • Russia: Partial lifting of Turkish food embargo

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, CBSA advance rulings, 337 cases, antidumping and countervailing duty updates from US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Australia, EU, and India.

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