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

Here are the highlights:

  • WTO: proposal for Appellate Body appointments, disputes, TBT Notifications
  • WCO: news releases
  • CITES: notifications
  • US: Delay on sec. 301 increases, national emergencies, "Buy American, Hire American" update, bills to limit President's power to impose sec. 232 tariffs, China's and Russia's compliance with WTO commitments, rescheduled 337 complaints, ITC investigations, CBP quarterly interest rates, CBP 21st Century Framework, COAC, CBP final determinations of origin, detention orders, 301 import procedures, drawback, Census updates Schedule B and HTS in AES, boycott countries, Venezuelan sanctions, FTC "made in USA" claims
  • Venezuela: tax benefits in Special Economic Zones
  • Malaysia:  Customs Act - increased penalties and more robust review process
  • New Zealand: permits for import/export of hydrofluorocarbons
  • EFTA: EEA EFTA states and US expand MRA on marine equipment, EU direct investment framework, updates on dual-use annex, SPV registration for Iran trade
  • Switzerland: Switzerland-UK trade continuity agreement
  • UK: guidance on trade agreements, continuity agreements with Israel and Palestine, Chile, Faroe Islands, MRA agreement with USA, draft export legislation, no-deal OGEL
  • Algeria: additional duties under Supplementary Finance Law
    Plus legislation and notices from Canada, Mexico, US, Argentina, Brazil,  Australia, China, India, Singapore, Switzerland, EU (plus France, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, UK), EAEU, Russia, South Africa as well as information on AD/CVD cases in many countries and our Webinars and Client Alerts.   
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