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Welcome to the March 2018 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update. The highlights of this Update are:

  • WTO: trade policy reviews, recent disputes, Dispute Settlement Body activities, TBT notifications
  • WCO: Agenda for 61st HSC session, 60th HSC session decisions, WCO news
  • Other International Matters: the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP 11) to be signed, UK gives CPTPP a boost; CITES notifications
  • Central America: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Panama updates
  • Canada: Gazette updates, D- Memos, Customs Notices, AD/CVD cases
  • Mexico: Diario Oficial updates, AD/CVD cases
  • USA: Cuban update; national emergency extensions; export control bill; MPF and other user fees extended; GSP legislation passes house; sec. 232 steel and aluminum reports and recommendations; President’s trade policy and agenda released; USTR procedures for seeking exemptions from solar cell safeguards; HTS changes; reminder on customs value implications of year end transfer pricing adjustments; private sector participation with CBP and ICE; import restrictions on Belize artifacts; government procurement final determinations; Lever-Rule actions; ACE updates and milestones; reconciliation, liquidation and drawback changes; revocations and modifications of CBP rulings; N. Korean sanctions; Schedule B revisions; ITAR and EAR amendments and proposals; FTC Energy Rule amendment; USDA GAIN reports; AD/CVD and 337 cases
  • South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru legislative updates and Argentine and Brazilian AD/CVD cases
  • Australia: excise equivalent customs duty adjusted, renaming of Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to Department of Home Affairs (DHA), AD/CVD cases
  • China: N. Korean sanctions, AD/CVD cases, Hong Kong SAR sanctions o N. Korea
  • India: CBEC and DGFT updates and AD/CVD
  • Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam updates
  • Europe: EU sanctions updates for N. Korea and Syria; recommendations for Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia and the Maldives; Byrd Amendment retaliatory duties update; GSP revisions; annual report on exports of military equipment, Commission posts Brexit implications; classification regulations and CN revisions; OJ documents; AD/CVD cases; German export control newsletters; UK sanctions on N. Korea; UK export control order amendments; UK House of Lords Brexit report on competition and state aid; government procurement thresholds under EEA and WTO; individual countries’ legislative updates
  • Turkey: new customs system for tracking goods, updates, AD/CVD cases
  • Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU): Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) decisions and recommendations, preliminary classification rulings, Russian and Belarus updates
  • Israel: elimination of Certificate of Origin
  • South Africa: tariff amendments

Plus coverage of notices, proposals and regulations in the Federal Register, Canada Gazette, Mexican Diario Oficial, EU Official Journal (and trade related statutory instruments from several individual countries), Russian and EAEU legislation, CBP modifications and revocations of rulings, EU classification regulations, anti-dumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) cases.

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