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News, Technical Documents, Week of May 16, 2016

May 18, 2016

United States and Australia Review Progress Under Bilateral Free Trade Agreement. Officials discussed the functioning of the agreement, including related to specific goods, services, and investment issues, and ways to promote continued expansion of trade and investment between the two countries

United States and Uruguay Discuss Broad Range of Trade and Investment Issues. The two countries held the seventh meeting of the bilateral Trade and Investment Council under the 2007 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

United States Challenging China at WTO Over Failure to Remove Tariffs on Broiler Meat. U.S. invokes China's failure to properly calculate costs of production for a U.S. producer, failure to conduct a transparent reinvestigation, and various failures with respect to China's finding that the Chinese industry has been injured on account of U.S. exports

Canadian Customs Will Enhance Trusted Traders Programs. The Canada Border Services Agency is expanding Free and Secure Trade (FAST) benefits for members and will increase the number of dedicated FAST lanes

WTO Compliance Panel Established in Dispute Between U.S. and Mexico over Tuna. The World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body established a "compliance panel" to consider the measures taken by the United States in its dispute with Mexico over tuna

USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning HEDP from China. United States International Trade Commission (USITC)  finds a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is threatened by imports of 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-disphosphonic acid (HEDP) from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value

USITC Institutes Intellectual Property Investigation of Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Systems. The products at issue in the investigation are medical systems used in the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing, particularly obstructive sleep apnea

USITC Votes to Continue Investigation Concerning Ferrovanadium from Korea. Commission determines that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of ferrovanadium from Korea that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value

USITC Institutes Intellectual Property Investigation of Quartz Slabs. The products at issue in the investigation are quartz slabs

USITC Institutes Intellectual Property Investigation of Electrical Conductor Composite Cores. The products at issue in the investigation are composite core conductors that are used in overhead electrical transmission lines

USDA Proposing to Recognize Malta as Being Free of Certain Animal Diseases. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing to recognize the Republic of Malta as being free of swine vesicular disease, African swine fever, foot-and-mouth disease, and rinderpest subject to conditions

USDA Finds Most of the State of Chihuahua Free from Fever Ticks. Evaluation concludes that the State of Chihuahua, excluding the municipalities of Guadalupe y Calvo and Morelos, is free from fever ticks, and that ruminants imported from the region pose a low risk of exposing ruminants within the United States to fever ticks

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Duty-Free Entry Threshold. Final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to update the threshold for duty-free entry on foreign supplies that are not from qualifying countries

Exports and Reexports to Cuba of Foreign-Made Items. A specific license from the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) may be required in connection with BIS-authorized exports or reexports

CBP Hoverboard Enforcement Update, March 2016. Update highlights CBP's trade enforcement efforts regarding the importation of illicit hoverboards including seizure statistics

CBP Entry and Entry Summary Filings Accompanied by Food and Drug Administration Data - Authorized Electronic Data Interchange System for Processing Certain Electronic Entry and Entry Summary Filings Accompanied by Food and Drug Administration Data

CBP Sault Ste. Marie, MI Port of Entry Construction Project. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations is upgrading the operational functionality of their primary inspection booths starting May 23, 2016: this project may have an impact on the traveling public

CBP - Exporting Used Self-Propelled Vehicles - Used Vehicle FAQs

CBP Quota Bulletin QB 16-125 Results 0f 2016 Specialty Sugar 4(a)

Customs Bulletin and Decisions Vol. 50, No. 19, May 11, 2016
General Notices
- Approval of Trust Control International as a Commercial Gauger
- Automated Commercial Environment (ACE); Announcement of National Customs Automation Program Test of the In-Transit Manifest Pilot Program
- Notice of intent to prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Public Scoping
- Accreditation and Approval of Camin Cargo Control, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Agency Information Collection Activities:
- Regulations Relating to Recordation and Enforcement of Trademarks and Copyrights
U.S. Court of International Trade
- Districargo, Inc., Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant
- Circle Glass Company, Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant
- Suntec Industries Co., Ltd., Plaintiffs, v. United States, Defendant, and Mid Continent Nail Corp., Defendant- Intervenor

International Trade Administration - Federal Register Notices

Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review

Solid Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate From the Russian Federation; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015

Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016

Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015

Large Residential Washers From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation

Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015

International Trade Commission - Federal Register Notices

Certain Lithium Metal Oxide Cathode Materials, Lithium-Ion Batteries for Power Tool Products Containing Same, and Power Tool Products With Lithium-Ion Batteries Containing Same; Commission Determination To Review in Part a Final Initial Determination; Deny Certain Motions; and Grant a Request for a Commission Hearing; Request for Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review and on Remedy, the Public Interest and Bonding

Certain Electrical Conductor Composite Cores and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation

Certain Quartz Slabs and Portions Thereof; Institution of Investigation

Certain L-Tryptophan, L-Tryptophan Products, and Their Methods of Production; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

Certain Portable Electronic Devices and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation

Certain Mobile and Portable Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (Including Smartphones and Laptops) and Components Thereof; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

Certain Composite Aerogel Insulation Materials and Methods for Manufacturing the Same; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

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