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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued an interim final rule imposing foreign policy controls (i.e., license requirements) on exports of certain integrated circuits, helicopter landing system radars, seismic detection systems, and technology for infrared up-conversion devices.
The Federal Maritime Commission is proposing to amend its rules governing the licensing, financial responsibility requirements and duties of ocean transportation intermediaries in an effort to adapt to changing industry conditions, improve regulatory effectiveness, improve transparency, streamline processes and reduce regulatory burdens.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is accepting through Dec. 8 comments on its proposal to expand the type and amount of information required on CBP Form 5106, the Importer ID Input Record (which would be renamed the Create/Update Importer Identity Form).
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control is accepting comments through Oct. 17 on a draft three-year work plan identifying seven categories of products that contain chemicals for which safer alternatives may be available. This is the first step in a process that could lead to restrictions or prohibitions on the use of certain chemicals in products that fall into these categories.
President Obama has issued a proclamation terminating the designation of Russia as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences. The move has no immediate effect but removes one hurdle to the potential renewal of GSP, which expired July 31, 2013.
A recent change to Brazil’s suspension drawback regime is expected to make it easier for companies to take advantage of this cost-saving tool.
An ongoing expansion of Argentina’s oil and gas industry driven by increasing discoveries of shale oil and gas got a boost this week with the publication of a government regulation expediting the entry of used fixed assets destined for that industry.
CBP states that it faces a growing demand for facilities and renovations at aging ports of entry and that accepting donations provides an alternate method of financing modernization and construction projects.
The U.S. and Brazil announced this week an agreement that effectively ends a decade-long dispute on cotton subsidies and removes the threat of hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of Brazilian trade sanctions against U.S. goods exports and intellectual property rights.
India has insisted on securing an accelerated timetable for addressing its concerns on food safety and agricultural subsidies before voting to add the TFA to the codex of WTO rules. However, following their meeting the two leaders said only that they discussed their concerns about the impasse and “directed their officials to consult urgently along with other WTO members on the next step.”
A major facelift to the Focused Assessment program U.S. Customs and Border Protection uses to evaluate compliance could mean a major headache for importers.
All domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack or store food, food ingredients, pet foods or dietary supplements are required to renew their registration with the FDA every other year.
The Bureau of Industry and Security is inviting comments through Dec. 2 on ways to improve the record creation and retention requirements of the Export Administration Regulations.