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Welcome to the September 2017 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.

Here are some highlights:

  • United Nations: Security Council Resolution 2371 on North Korea
  • WTO: New disputes and action on pending cases
  • WCO: Agenda for the 60th Harmonized System Committee session
  • North America: NAFTA negotiations
  • Canada: NAFTA, CETA (Canada-EU FTA), consultation on Pacific Alliance FTA
  • Mexico: FAST lanes for AEO companies
  • US: Venezuelan sanctions, investigation of China’s IP and technology practices, extension of export control regulations, new Russia, N. Korea and Iran sanctions legislation, government procurement study, Section 301 reviews, GSP review, Russia’s and China’s compliance with WTO commitments, Sugar TRQs, ACE updates, expansion of Global Entry program, CBP’s first decision under EAPA’s duty evasion procedures, government procurement final determinations, guidance for Hurricane Harvey, CEE update, CMAA agreements signed, EPA announces ACE compliance dates, Census updates export Schedule B and AES reports, State modifies Cat. XI of USML temporarily, FDA guidance on drug supply chain
  • Argentina: importation of components needed by domestic oil industry
  • Australia: Consultation on review of UN counter terrorism listings, indexation of duty rates for tobacco products, consultation on regulation 13E of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958
  • PR of China: implementation of UNSC Res. 2371 against N. Korea
  • Japan: Updates end user list
  • New Zealand: trial of critical clearance
  • European Union: Libyan sanctions, Russian sanctions, on-lines sales of goods, classification of certain vehicles
  • Estonia: New Customs Act enters into force
  • Ireland: Launch of Customs Decision System
  • Lithuania: Centralized registration of customs declarations
  • Malta: Introduction of new National Import System
  • United Kingdom: Brexit news, future customs relationship with the EU, sanction program post-Brexit
  • Ukraine: Safeguard investigation on sulfuric acid and oleum

Plus – WTO TBT Notifications, legislation and regulations from the Federal Register, European Journal, Canada Gazette, Mexican Diario Oficial, and similar official gazettes from many other countries; CBSA advance rulings, CBP revocations and modifications, European classification regulations; antidumping and countervailing duty updates from the US, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, China, India, EU, Australia, EAEU, Turkey and others; 337 case activities. In addition, we have webinars and seminars, articles and client alerts.

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