The Guangdong Provincial Food and Drug Administration has announced that Class II medical devices conforming to any of the following requirements will qualify for priority approval when applying for first-time registration... More
CBP has confirmed that the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act’s duty suspensions or reductions on 1,660 products were effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 13 October 2018 and will remain in effect through 31 December 2020. More
Signed into law on 5 October, the BUILD Act establishes a new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC) to replace the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Press reports have described the BUILD Act as a step to compete with mainland China’s Belt and Road initiative in developing countries More
Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Certain steel wheels 12 to 16.5 inches in diameter, Steel propane cylinders, Freshwater crawfish tail meat, Refillable stainless steel kegs, Xanthan gum, and Aluminium wire and cable. More
The Guangdong Provincial Food and Drug Administration recently announced that, with immediate effect, non-special-use cosmetics entering the country via the Shenzhen Qianhai-Shekou Area of the Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone for the first time only need to file the relevant records and no longer require prior administrative approval. More
The DOE announced on 11 October new rules on exports of U.S. civil nuclear technology to mainland China. Exports of these products totalled US$170 million last year but recent activity by mainland China's state-owned China General Nuclear Power Group triggered a National Security Council-led policy review of the U.S. approach to civil nuclear co-operation. More
In a series of focus group discussions commissioned by HKTDC, a number of significant changes to consumer attitudes were detected with regards to the beauty services market. Critically, beauty is no longer seen as purely related to facial appearance, instead it now extends to the whole body. Additionally, micro-cosmetic surgery now excites particular interest, while male-oriented beauty services are now considered almost the norm.