Welcome to the February 2021 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.

Here are the highlights:

  • WTO: dispute updates, Covid-19 trade notifications, TBT notifications, Trade Policy Reviews for India and Nicaragua
  • WCO: news and events
  • CITES notifications
  • FAS GAIN reports
  • Canada: new sanctions for forced labour in Xinjiang, China, AD/CVD cases, D-memos, miscellaneous Canada Gazette documents (orders and regulations)
  • Mexico: miscellaneous Diario Oficial documents and AD/CVD cases
  • United States: Trump and Biden presidential actions, Trump targeting Chinese software, USTR sugar announcement, USITC releases 2021 HTS, Census releases 2021 Schedule B, USITC investigations, CBP section 232 and 301 updates, exclusions and drawback, Biden reversal of Trump UAE aluminum quota, residential washers safeguard continues, delay in Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System implementation, USTR Vietnam currency update, USTR sec. 301 DST updates, DOE critical defense order, Kimberley Process updates, US-Canada and US-Mexico travel restrictions, import restriction on certain archaeological and ethnological material from Morocco and Italy, forced labor updates, CBP ruling revocation, CSMS messages, FTZ orders, FEMA export restrictions, FinCEN extension for comments on virtual currency controls, additional sanctions against Turkey, Russia and China, interim final rule on securing the information and communications technology supply chain, EAR changes for Unmanned Aerial System licensing, revision of EAR country groups for Ukraine, Mexico and Cyprus, EAR revisions, OFAC Hong Kong sanctions, Chinese securities, State designates Cuba as a state sponsor or terrorism, trade-related regulations and documents of ATF, TTB, FDA, CDC, Agriculture, government procurement, DOE, EPA, NHTSA, AD/CVD cases and policy
  • Argentina, Brazil: trade related documents and AD/CVD cases
  • Chile, Peru: trade related documents
  • Australia: new penalties for travelers who don't declare biosecurity goods, customs notices, AD/CVD cases
  • China: new blocking rules, AD cases
  • India: CBIC and DGFT notifications, circulars and instructions, AD/CVD cases
  • EU/EFTA: trade-related regulations, decisions and notices, restrictions and sanctions, AD/CVD cases   
  • United Kingdom: application to join CPTPP, UK sanctions, new measures against China over alleged Xinjiang human rights concerns, statutory instruments, HMRC updates, ECJU notices to exporters
  • Turkey: legislation
  • Ukraine: AD case, AEO register
  • Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU): Board decisions
  • Middle East and N. Africa: GCC and Egypt end Qatar boycott
  • South Africa: rules and tariff amendments

Plus links to newsletters, links to recordings of webinars and seminars.

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