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News, Technical Documents, Week of August 21, 2017
August 23, 2017

Conclusion of the Special Session of the US-Korea FTA Joint Committee. Discussions will continue over the coming weeks regarding issues raised during the special session of the Joint Committee

USTR Initiates Investigation of China's Intellectual Property Practices. The investigation will seek to determine whether acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of NAFTA Round One. The scope and volume of proposals during the first round of the negotiation reflects a commitment from all three countries to an ambitious outcome and reaffirms the importance of updating the rules governing the world's largest free trade area

Imports of Eligible Products from Togo Qualify for the Textile and Apparel Benefits Provided under the AGOA. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined that Togo has adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent the unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with the shipment of such articles

USTR Lighthizer, Japan Foreign Minister Kono Agree to Accelerate Bilateral Trade Engagement. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono for wide-ranging discussions on strengthening and advancing bilateral trade and economic relations

Colombia to Allow for Expanded Market Access for U.S. Exports of Paddy Rice. The agreement, combined with preferential access under the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA), will further accelerate increased U.S. exports of food and agriculture to Colombia

South Korea Lifts U.S. Poultry Ban. The government of South Korea has lifted its ban on imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products, including fresh eggs. Korea had imposed the ban in response to a recent detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza

New Processing Building Will Facilitate Joint Rail Operations by U.S. and Mexican Customs in Laredo. The joint operations allow Mexico Customs to complete their outbound inspections and CBP to perform their inbound inspection processes simultaneously, eliminating unnecessary delays and duplication while maintaining security and facilitating lawful commerce

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Launches Multiple Investigations on Illegal Imports From China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued ten decisions this week in Enforce and Protect Act investigations, concerning the evasion of the antidumping duty orders for wire hangers and wooden bedroom furniture

U.S. CBP Quota Bulletin QB 17-144 2017 Raw Sugar Re-Allocation and Quantity Increase

Customs Bulletin and Decisions Vol. 51, No. 33, August 16, 2017
CBP Decisions
- Technical Corrections to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations General Notices
- Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)
- Revocation of Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Nursing/Breast Pads
- Modification of a Ruling Letter Related to the Classification of Certain Polyester Yarn
- Proposed Revocation of Three Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Vacuum Trucks Designed for Liquid and Semi-Liquid Waste Removal
- Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Modification of One Ruling Letter, and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Name Badge Components
- Modification of Two Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Earthmover Tires
- Proposed Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of a Fishing Wader with Boots
- Proposed Modification of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Guayabera Style Shirt-Blouses
- Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Modification of Two Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Various Foot Sleeves
- Modification of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Nut Setters
- Modification of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Earthmover Tires
- Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of an Aqua Globe Watering System (Glass Plant Watering Bulb)
- Revocation of Two Ruling Letters and Modification of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Chelal Fe (CAS 12389–75–2 and CAS 85959–68–8)
- Modification of NY 818805 Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Musk 50/DEP/BB/IPM (Chemical Name – 1,3,4,6,7,8-Hexamethyl-Cyclopenta(G)-2-Benzopyran; CAS 1222–05–5)
- Modification and Revocation of Two Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Electrical Cables
Agency Information Collection Activities:
- Cargo Manifest/Declaration, Stow Plan, Container Status Messages and Importer Security Filing
- Documentation Requirements for Articles Entered Under Various Special Tariff Treatment Provisions
U.S. Court of International Trade
- ITG Voma Corporation, Plaintiff, and China Rubber Industry Association and Sub-Committee of Tire Producers of the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemical Importers, Consolidated Plaintiffs, v. United States International Trade Commission, Defendant, and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC, Defendant-Intervenor
- Morex Ribbon Corp., Papillon Ribbon and Bow Inc., and Ad-Teck Ribbon, LLC, Plaintiffs, v. United States, Defendant
- The Gerson Company, Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant

International Trade Administration - Federal Register Notices

 • Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results

 • Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People's Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponements of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations

 • Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results

 • Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Italy, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of South Africa, Spain, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations

 • Dioctyl Terephthalate From the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Order

 • Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part

 • Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

International Trade Commission - Federal Register Notices

 • Stainless Steel Flanges From China and India; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations

 • Certain L-Tryptophan, L-Tryptophan Products, and Their Methods of Production: Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest

 • Tapered Roller Bearings From Korea; Determination

 • Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India and Italy; Determinations

 • Certain Thermoplastic- Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

 • Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From India, Indonesia, and Korea; Scheduling of Full Five-Year Reviews; Correction

 • Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber From Korea and Taiwan; Determination

 • Certain Digital Video Receivers and Hardware and Software Components Thereof; Commission Determination

 • Certain Wireless Audio Systems and Components Thereof; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

 • Certain Periodontal Laser Devices, Components Thereof, and Advertisements and Claims Regarding the Same; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
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