Following a request by a large group of U.S. tech industry executives, Assistant Commerce Secretary for Export Administration Richard Ashooh has agreed to extend by three weeks the deadline to submit input on a proposal that is likely to result in export controls on emerging technologies. More
CBP is advising interested parties that after 22 March 2019 regulated composite wood products (i.e., panels), including hardwood plywood, particleboard and medium-density fibreboard, may only be certified and labelled as compliant with the TSCA Title VI formaldehyde emission standards; labelling them as compliant with the CARB ATCM Phase II standards will not be sufficient. More
CBP failed to ensure the timely collection, write-off and processing of delinquent debt from importers during fiscal years 2014 through 2016 and instead settled for collecting funds from importer surety bonds that yielded less than one percent of the amount owed, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General.
Mexico is seeking input by 10 February on a proposal to establish new mandatory energy efficiency standards for alternating current motors cooled by air, with a nominal power of at least one watt but less than 180 watts. More
The EPA has withdrawn a direct final rule that would have required persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of 28 specified chemical substances for an activity designated as a significant new use by that rule to notify the EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. More
The Canadian government is proposing to update or establish new minimum energy performance standards and testing standards and reporting requirements to improve the energy efficiency of nine residential and commercial product categories, two of which are not currently regulated federally. More
Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC. Products: Chlorinated isocyanurates, Certain steel nails, Fresh garlic, High pressure steel cylinders, and Various products. More