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Welcome to the October 2018 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.

The highlights of this Update are:

  • WTO: Trade policy review of Taiwan, Bahamas reactivates accession process, recent disputes and dispute activities, Appellate Body proposal
  • WCO: News releases
  • CITES: Notification on 19th Conference of the Parties
  • Canada: USMC Agreement reached, Canada-Mercosur FTA, Consultation on ASEAN FTA, D-Memoranda
  • Mexico: USMC Agreement reached
  • USA: USMC Agreement and next steps; US-Korea FTA outcomes; Sec. 301: List 3 launched and modified, exclusion procedures announced, CBP instructions; Miscellaneous Trade Bill Act; sanctions updates (election interference, CAATSA, etc.); national emergencies extended; sec. 232 exclusions processes for regular and quota products; sugar TRQs; solar safeguards exclusions, IP strategic plan; USITC updates to HTSUS; 232 uranium investigation extended; CBP discontinues broker ISA pre-certification test; import restrictions on Cambodian archaeological materials; COAC meeting; procurement final determination; Lever Rule application; Congressional Research Service report on export control reform; Cuba licensing procedures for Ag. Products; “Made in USA” enforcement; GAIN reports
  • CPTPP: Certification procedures and verifications
  • China: Tariffs on US goods
  • India: Report on CVD actions; implementation of HS changes extended; fisheries programmes
  • New Zealand: Excise duties
  • Philippines: Safeguard investigation on cement launched
  • Switzerland: Consideration of US-Swiss Mutual Customs Assistance agreement
  • UK: Brexit updates; Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018
  • EAEU: Safeguard investigation on certain flat-rolled steel launched

Plus -- our regular tables of legislative and regulatory instruments issued by Canada, Mexico, USA, Australia, China, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, EU, France, Switzerland, Germany, Ice and, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the EAEU, Russia, South Africa; WTO TBT notifications; CBSA and European tariff classification rulings, CBP rulings for revocation or modification; section 337 actions; AD/CVD actions in the US, Canada, Mexico, EU, Australia, China and India; and trade compliance enforcement actions, newsletters and articles, webinars and seminars.

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