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Welcome to the February 2019 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.

Here are the highlights:

  • UN: best practices guide for sanctions committees
  • WTO: recent disputes, DSB activities, TBT notifications
  • WCO: news releases
  • CPTPP Commission meets
  • CITES notifications
  • Canada: consultations on WTO e-commerce negotiations, CFIA Safe Food regulation
  • Mexico: FTA procurement thresholds
  • United States: export disputes, national emergencies, Proclamation modifying HTS, PTPA environmental consultations, Sec. 301 mitigation strategies, Special 301 consequences, UE-EU negotiating objectives, cultural property protection, additional Venezuela sanctions, scope of Chinese aluminum extrusion orders
  • Argentina: export duties on services, inflation adjustment
  • Australia: indexation of customs duties on excise-equivalent goods, no substantial transformation by encapsulating fish oil
  • China: cross-border e-commerce, revised anti-corruption powers in new Criminal Procedure Law
  • Hong Kong: tax incentives for R&D
  • India, FSSAI draft regulations, plant quarantine draft regulations, safeguard issues, import licensing
  • Thailand: new investment and tax scheme on international business center, postponed dual-use regulations
  • Vietnam: CPTPP issues and entry into force
  • EU-EFTA: EU-Japan SPA, EU-US negotiations recommendation, EEA EFTA-UK separation agreement
  • UK: UK-ESA trade continuity agreement, UK export penalties, UK-New Zealand mutual recognition, UK Trade Remedy Authority, Parliament defeats Brexit plan
  • EAEU: changes in non-preferential origin rules
  • Russia: expands import ban for Ukrainian goods
  • Cote d'Ivoire: public procurement going paperless
  • Togo: measures to support companies facing hardship

Plus listings of trade compliance actions, newsletters and client alerts, webinars, TBT notifications, CBSA advance rulings, EN explanatory notes, Safeguards, AD/CVD actions (US, Canada, Mexico, EU, Australia, China, India, Argentina, Brazil).

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