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

Here are the highlights:

  • WTO: South Sudan begins membership negotiations, Trade Policy Reviews, dispute settlement updates, TBT notifications
  • WCO: announcements and news releases
  • CITES: notifications
  • Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports and other GAIN reports
  • El Salvador: single window to be used for permits
  • Canada: Russian sanctions update, CFIA import requirements, CBSA raises administrative monetary penalties
  • Mexico: new requirements for temporary imports/exports of sensitive goods, CPTPP government procurement thresholds, bonded facility eManifest test, electronic airway bills/manifests requirements
  • US: US-Brazil partnership, national emergencies, Sec. 232 tariffs upheld by CIT, Sec. 301 update, instructions and exclusions, GSP reviews and termination for India and Turkey, US-Morocco FTA rules of origin, USITC practice rules, Sec. 232 titanium sponge investigation launched, cultural property request and extensions, Irish preclearance agreement, new 5106 form and requirements, Venezuelan sanctions updates, private suits against Cuban entities under Helms-Burton, Russian sanctions, State updates Cuban entity list, CCL/USML review, FTC leather guide update, Commerce scope rulings
  • Australia: Strategic goods list updated, Japan-Australia EPA duty changes, tobacco import changes, asbestos imports/exports restricted, Russian sanctions
  • China: VAT reforms
  • India: draft e-Commerce Policy released
  • Malaysia: implementation of the uCustoms System
  • Singapore: Strategic goods transit requirements
  • EU: CN Explanatory Notes issued, EU extends UK withdrawal, sanctions updates, US-EU regulatory cooperation consultation
  • France: ustoms and Dual Use Goods Service implement export facilitating  measures
  • Switzerland: Swiss-UK customs facilitation and security agreement, restrictions on exports of war materials to Lebanon
  • UK: Brexit votes, HMRC outlines extension of transitional simplified procedures, Treasury publishes guidance on counter-terrorism sanctions, trade and continuity agreements signed, temporary tariff regime for no-deal Brexit published, USTR negotiating objectives for US-UK FTA
  • Ukraine: additional Russian sanctions
  • Qatar: diplomatic crisis - shipping boycott still stands
    Plus our regular features of circulars, notices, regulations and material from the Federal Register, Canada Gazette, Diario Oficial (Mexico), Argentina Official Bulletin, Brazil SECEX actions, Chile, Australia, China, India, Singapore, Official Journal (EU), official releases from France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Eurasian Economic Union, Russia and South Africa; antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard information from the WTO, US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, China, India, EU, Argentina, Brazil; links to webinars, publications and client alerts; as well as links to trade compliance enforcement cases, Section 337 investigations and the WTO TBT notifications. 

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