Governmental Notices December 31st – January 6th, 2017

The following governmental notices may be of interest to our members and the trade.  In addition to the 2017 Harmonized Tariff Schedule, additional  items Published this week include:

Reminder of APHIS’ Notice addressing the new CITES Requirements for Rosewoods that took effect January 2, 2017;

CPSC’s Proposed Amendments to Procedures for Disclosure or Production of Information under the Freedom of Information Act;

CBP’s updated fact sheet on supply chain due diligence for importers to help avoid involvement with goods made by forced labor – the change consists of a link to an online “responsible sourcing tool”  and latest ABI messages;

CPSC and FDA Recalls and Consumer Updates;

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

F&W’s latest Public Bulletin advising importers and exporters of the various websites providing updates and information, as well as a reminder regarding the new CITES requirements that went into effect January 2, 2017;

FTZ Board current notices;

ITA and ITC Notices of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders, or Reviews, as well as updates on Determinations, Investigations and Complaints on merchandise such as Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof from People’s Republic of China;

Presidential Executive Order concerning Defense and National Security and Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency concerning Cyber-Enabled Activities;

California’s latest 60 Day Notices on items such as, but not limited to, Baby Bibs, Children’s Footwear with Polymer Straps and Vinyl/PVC Handle Straps; and,

Canada’s latest Antidumping and Consumer Alert & Recall notices.

Members wishing to learn more about any of these items should check the members only page or contact your Gemini team representative.