Governmental Notices January 14th – January 20th, 2017

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

APHIS’ Rules concerning the Biennial Review of the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002 and the Importation of Beef from Region in Argentina, Proposed Rules addressing Imports of Hass Avocados From Colombia   and the Importation, Interstate Movement, and Environmental Release of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms, as well as Plant Pest Regulations and Notices such as the Imports of Fresh Star Apple Fruit from Vietnam, the Addition of Lebanon to the List of Regions Affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and numerous Comment Requests;

CBP’s Proposed Rule regarding Donations of Technology and Support Services to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights, Notices concerning the Automated Commercial Environments and National Customs Automation Program Tests, its publication summarizing the Intellectual Property Rights Seizure Statistics for 2016, the current Bulletin containing notice of the Proposed Modification and Revocation of Ruling Letters Relating to Customs Application of The Jones Act to the Transportation of Certain Merchandise and Equipment Between Coastwise Points and the Removal of Regulations Relating to Special Registration Process for Certain Nonimmigrants and current ABI messages;

CPSC and FDA Recalls and Consumer Updates;

OFAC’s Rule concerning the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations and latest Notices regarding the Blocking Persons and Properties;

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 Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from India and an upcoming Meeting concerning the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board;

ITC and USTR Notices addressing the 2016/2017 Annual Product Review and Certain Country Practice Cases under the Generalized System of Preferences [more details in our separate Notice to importers];

Presidential Documents addressing the Executive Order regarding Recognizing Positive Government Actions & Revoking Certain Sanctions in the Sudan and numerous Administrative Orders concerning issues such as the Continuation of National Emergency in, e.g., Libya and the Ukraine;

California’s latest 60 Day Notices on items such as, but not limited to, Footwear Made With Leather, Vinyl or Imitation Leather Materials, Ginger Snap Cookies and drum faucets; and,

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


Members wishing to learn more about these topics are encouraged to contact the Gemini team.