With the US ramping up trade tensions not just with mainland China, long seen as its prime adversary, but also with many of its closest allies, the export environment has seldom seemed so forbidding. For concerned Hong Kong businesses, however, there are a wide range of customs strategies, international regulations and export options that should allow them to ride out this particular storm. More
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a U.S. Court of International Trade decision to deny a request for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction from the safeguard measure that the United States imposed earlier this year on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules from all sources, including Hong Kong and mainland China. More
California-based consumer watchdog group Center for Environmental Health is calling for more stringent restrictions on toxic non-stick fluorinated chemicals (PFAS) following the release of a government report that ostensibly shows that those chemicals “represent a far greater threat to human health than previously understood.” More
Hawaii recently became the first U.S. state to ban pesticides containing chlorpyrifos, a chemical that consumer associations have long contended is a dangerous neurotoxin that causes significant damage to brain development in children. More
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has announced its intent to issue an order temporarily including the synthetic cathinone N-1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(ethylamino)-1-pentanone (N-ethylpentylone, ephylone) into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. More
Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC.
Products: Certain cased pencils, Steel propane cylinders, Pure magnesium, Certain plastic decorative ribbon, Common alloy aluminium sheet, Cast iron soil pipe, Small diameter graphite electrodes, etc.
Topics: New AD/CV Probes of Steel Racks; Final Affirmative AD Injury Determination on Fine Denier Polyester; AD Duty Order on Gift Boxes Renewed; Ninth Annual Compilation of Reports on Textile and Apparel Imports from Mainland China; Remedies in Section 337 Probe of Collapsible Sockets; New Section 337 Investigation on Earpiece Devices; Scheduling of Expedited Sunset Review of AD/CV Duty Orders on Steel Sinks; More