The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has terminated a rulemaking that would have established an industry-funded promotion, research and information programme for certified organic products. More
Just a week after saying it would suspend the imposition of an additional 25 percent tariff on US$50 billion worth of imports from mainland China, the Trump administration has announced plans to move ahead on this and other measures in response to a Section 301 investigation concluding that Beijing is coercing U.S. companies into transferring their technology and intellectual property to mainland Chinese enterprises. More
The United States rescinded on 1 June the exemptions it temporarily provided to the European Union, Canada and Mexico from the additional import duties on steel and aluminium that were imposed as of 23 March. More
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on 23 May its self-initiation of an investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to determine whether imports of automobiles (including sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks) and auto parts are harming U.S. national security. More
Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC.
Products: Drawn stainless steel sinks, Honey, Raw flexible magnets, sodium gluconate, Fine denier polyester staple fibre and various products.
Efforts to reform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Treasury-chaired inter-agency committee that conducts national security reviews of mergers, acquisitions or takeovers that could result in foreign control of a U.S. business, have gained steam in recent weeks. More
Topics: New AD/CV Probes of Steel Propane Cylinders; Preliminary Affirmative AD/CV Injury Determinations on Quartz Surface Products; Initiation of AD Sunset Reviews of Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Rebar, Xanthan Gum; Scheduling of Full Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Silicomanganese; Expedited Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Activated Carbon Moves Forward; Expedited Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Gift Boxed Moves Forward; etc. More
The Trump administration is expected to begin taking steps to ease the United States’ dependency on imports of 35 minerals deemed by the U.S. Department of the Interior to be critical to U.S. security and economic prosperity. More
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has extended for one year the temporary placement into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act the synthetic opioid N-[1-[2-hydroxy-2-(thiophen-2-yl)ethyl]piperidin-4-yl]-Nphenylpropionamide, also known as N-[1-[2-hydroxy-2-(2-thienyl)ethyl]-4-piperidinyl]-N-phenylpropanamide (beta-hydroxythiofentanyl), and its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers. More