Governmental Notices December 24th – 30th, 2016

The following governmental notices that may be of interest to our members and the trade.  Among the items reported this week:

APHIS’ Notice addressing the new CITES Requirements for Rosewoods to Take Effect January 2, 2017;

CBP’s Rules regarding the Importations of Certain Vehicles and Engines Subject to Federal Antipollution Emission Standards, the current Bulletin containing a Decision regarding Electronic Notice of Liquidation and Notices addressing issues such as the Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties, the Effective Date for the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) & the Processing of Electronic Drawback and Duty Deferral Entry and the Accreditation and Approval of Commercial Gaugers and Laboratories, as well as the latest ABI messages;

CPSC and FDA Recalls and Consumer Updates;

F&W’s Public Bulletin addressing new CITES requirements effective January 2, 2017;

OFAC’s latest Notice regarding the Blocking of Persons and Properties;

FTZ Board current notices;

ITA and ITC Notices of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews and updates on Determinations, Investigations and Complaints on items such as Multilayered Wood Flooring from People’s Republic of China and Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses from China and Indonesia;

USTR’s Notices of upcoming Meetings regarding the 2017 Special 301 Review and Identification of Countries under Section 182 of Trade Act of 1974 and the Request to Reinstate Action Taken in Connection with European Union’s Measures Concerning Meat and Meat Products;

California’s latest 60 Day Notices on a Duffle Bag, various drinking Teas and a PVC Collapsible Fishing Bucket; and,

Canada’s latest Consumer Alert & Recall notices.

Members wishing to learn more on any of these topics are encouraged to speak with the Gemini team.

With best regards and wishes for a happy and healthy celebration and 2017.