Governmental Notices for August 4 through 10, 2018

In addition to links to headlines regarding the President’s instruction to the USTR to increase the tariffs on Chinese imports and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce’s announcement of plans to add tariffs of 5, 10, 20 and 25 percent, the following governmental notices may be of interest to our members and the trade:

CBP’s Proposed Rule for a Modernized Drawback, Notices of the Accreditations and Approval of a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory, the COBRA Fees To Be Adjusted for Inflation in Fiscal Year 2019, Final Determinations: Subdermal Needle Electrodes and Privacy Impact Assessment for the Southwest Border Pedestrian Exit Field Test and Comment Requests regarding Biometric Identity and Free Trade Agreements, the current Bulletin with notices of Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Name Recordations, Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Certain Insufflation Tubing, the Reopening of Comment Period regarding the Bog Creek Road Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement & additional Comment Requests and the latest ABI messages

CPSC and FDA Recalls and Consumer Updates;

OFAC’s Blocking and Unblocking of Persons and Properties;

ITA & ITC Monthly announcements advising of the Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews and the Opportunity to Request Administrative Review in addition to a notice that Articles of Cheese are being Subject to In-Quota Rate of Duty and Notices of the Administrative Review Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders or Reviews, as well as updates on Determinations, Investigations and Complaints on merchandise such as Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada and from Indonesia;


Administrative Order regarding the Continuation Of Drug Interdiction Assistance concerning Colombia and Executive Order Reimposing Certain Sanction against Iran;


USTR’s Final list of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25 percent additional tariff  and Notice extending the response / comment times due to the Presidential request to increase certain tariffs from 10 to 25%;


California’s latest 60 Day Notices on items such as, but not limited to, certain travel sets, bags, hats and boxing gloves; and,

Canada’s latest Consumer Alert & Recall notices.     

Members wishing to learn more about any of these items are encouraged to review details on the Gemini Member Site, or to contact the Gemini team.