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10/31/2014
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10/30/2014

A South Carolina firm has agreed to pay a $4.3 million civil penalty and take other measures to settle charges that it knowingly failed to timely notify the Consumer Product Safety Commission of hazards in 11 models of mini-bikes and go-carts imported into and sold in the U.S. According to press reports, this is the largest civil penalty ever assessed by the CPSC.

10/30/2014
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10/29/2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has recently launched a limited pilot program allowing for wholesale entry corrections on a periodic basis. The Periodic Consolidated Correction pilot is currently available only to Importer Self-Assessment certified importers within the electronics Center of Excellence and Expertise.

10/29/2014
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10/28/2014

This annual meeting will review progress made by working groups that meet throughout the year to address topics such as intellectual property rights, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, information technology, and travel and tourism.

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10/27/2014

Concluding a recent trade mission to Korea, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement has “delivered tangible results” but added that the two sides need to do a better job overcoming future implementation challenges.

10/27/2014
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10/24/2014

The items at issue are 23 ellipticals produced in Taiwan, each of which consists of a base assembly and a console assembly, as well as three option package kits that can be added onto certain ellipticals.

10/24/2014
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10/23/2014

Amid an ongoing debate over whether Congress should remove the restrictions it placed on crude oil exports in response to the Arab oil embargo in the 1970s, the Government Accountability Office released this week a report finding that doing so could benefit consumers and lower the federal trade deficit.

10/23/2014
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10/22/2014

Amid increasing uncertainty as to the future of the World Trade Organization in negotiating and enforcing multilateral trade agreements, the WTO’s annual report defends the organization as having made a significant contribution to the well-being of developing countries.

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10/21/2014

The World Trade Organization released Oct. 20 its ruling that U.S. regulations on the country of origin labeling of meat products continue to violate WTO rules by discriminating against livestock imports from Canada and Mexico.

10/21/2014
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10/20/2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is inviting importers, customs brokers and software developers to participate in a new Lacey Act Working Group that will address the technical requirements necessary for the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to participate in the Automated Commercial Environment and International Trade Data System.

10/20/2014

A recent Government Accountability Office report states that the Consumer Product Safety Commission faces challenges in responding to product safety risks and reviews the pros and cons of several options for improvements in this area.

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10/17/2014

By a 2-1 majority, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Oct. 16 that certain women’s garments are not classifiable under a specific heading of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. because they are not similar to the exemplars listed in that heading. However, the dissenting justice warned that this decision “will create unnecessary confusion in future classification cases and a high degree of unpredictability in the marketplace.”

10/17/2014

The report concludes that global growth and job creation continue to disappoint and that much more needs to be done to foster strong, sustainable and balanced growth, which among other things will require further progress toward market determined exchange rates where they do not now exist as well as robust implementation of well-designed structural reforms.

10/17/2014
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10/16/2014

A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel has ruled against a ban India imposed in 2007 on imports of various U.S. agricultural products, including poultry meat, eggs and live pigs.

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10/15/2014

The report identifies ten areas where U.S. legislative and executive action should be more focused, including worker rights and prison labor, commercial rule of law, food safety, press and Internet freedom, and efforts to reform population planning policies.

10/15/2014
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10/14/2014

The U.S. and Indonesia have reached an agreement that will resolve a World Trade Organization case against U.S. restrictions on imports of clove cigarettes from Indonesia and avoid the imposition of trade sanctions by Jakarta.

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