Welcome to the October 2020 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.

Here are the highlights:

  • WTO: Covid-19 trade measures, TBT notifications, trade policy review: Zimbabwe, panel report on US sec. 301 tariffs re: China, DSB activities
  • WCO: announcements and news
  • CITES notifications
  • GAIN reports
  • Canada: trade regulations, Belarus sanctions, Covid-19 travel from US, Aluminum surtax, advance rulings, D-Memoranda, customs notices and ADD/CVD investigations
  • Mexico: foreign trade rules, modification to Decree on general import/export duties, USMCA (T-MEC) modification, AD/CVD investigations
  • US: Presidential documents, reducing Brazilian steel imports, raw sugar TRQ, USTR NTE report comments sought, CAFTA-DR modifications, USITC investigation on GSP, extension of border crossing restrictions, cultural property agreement extension, steel monitoring, sec. 232 Vanadium investigation reopened for comment, sec. 301 exclusion extensions, CBP sec. 301 guidance, CBP CBPTA expiration guidance, CBP modifies FTZ test, CITA cap on certain AGOA duty and quota free imports, COAC meeting and applicants sought, CBP documents, force labor orders, CBP revocation/modification of rulings, CSMS messages, FTZ orders, Cuban prohibited accommodations list, FEMA extends comments for letter of attestation on PPE exports, Cyprus temporary ITAR amendments, alignment of export regulations and CFIUS rule on technologies, UAE-Israel accord, comments sought on elimination of EEI for Puerto Rico and USVI, Wassenaar amendments to EAR, N. Korea advisory, OFAC, BIS, ITA, FinCEN, State notices, Federal Register documents from CPSC, FDA, CDC, USDA agencies, DEA, Energy, EPA, NHTSA, NOAA withdraws trusted traveler program, changes in government procurement rules to raise US content, Commerce AD/CVD proposed rulemaking, AD/CVD investigations, scope and circumvention rulings
  • Argentina: resolutions, AD/CVD resolutions
  • Brazil: GECEX resolutions on trade and tariff, AD/CVD investigations
  • Chile: import/export related resolutions
  • Colombia: MinCIT resolutions related to import/export
  • Peru: INDECOPI resolutions on AD/CVD cases, SUNAT resolutions, FTA with Chile
  • Venezuela: Covid-19 tariff codes
  • Australia: Laws, tariff precedents  and AD/CVD investigations
  • China: Unreliable entity list, extension of exclusions from sec. 301 retaliatory sanctions, catalogue of prohibited or restricted export technologies, AD/CVD investigations
  • India, CBIC tariff and non-tariff notifications and circulars, DGFT notifications and public notices, AD/CVD investigations
  • Singapore: trade circulars
  • EU: tariff classification regulations, CN explanatory notes, Official Journal documents, restrictive measures, Commission regulations, AD/CVD regulations and notices
  • EFTA: EFTA-Ecuador FTA enters into force 1 November
    • Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland foreign trade regulations, notices and restrictive measures
  • United Kingdom: Belarus and Afghanistan sanctions, steps towards CPTPP membership, trade and travel related legislation (including separate Wales, Scotland and N. Ireland), HMRC notices
  • Turkey: trade related legislation and communiques
  • Ukraine: trade related legislation and communiques
  • EEC (Eurasian Economic Union): Board documents, information on preliminary rulings
  • Algeria: Vehicle manufacturing and distribution regulations
  • South Africa: tariff notices

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