Governmental Notices January 21st – January 27th, 2017

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

APHIS’ Rule concerning the Stay of Regulations on Importations of Lemons from Northwest Argentina and Notices concerning the Additions of Lebanon to the List of Regions Affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza & of the Republic of Korea to the List of Regions Affected by Contagious Equine Metritis, as well as Comment Requests;

CPSC’s Notices of Comment Requests regarding the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads and Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets;

CBP’s Rules regarding the Delays of Effective Dates for the Importations of Certain Vehicles and Engines Subject to Federal Antipollution Emission Standards & for the Toxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process Revisions, the Regulatory Implementation of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise, the current Bulletin containing notices of the Grant & Receipt of Application for “Lever-Rule” Protection and the Republication with Correction & Further Clarification of the National Customs Automation Program Tests Regarding Post-Summary Corrections and Periodic Monthly Statements, as well as current ABI messages;

CPSC and FDA Recalls and Consumer Updates;

FTC’s Removal of Burmese Sanctions Regulations and Notice regarding Early Terminations of Waiting Periods Under Premerger Notification Rules;

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 Termination of Investigation on Certain Athletic Footwear and an upcoming Meeting concerning the United States Investment Advisory Council;

USTR’s Notice concerning the Bilateral Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on Prudential Measures Regarding Insurance and Reinsurance;

Presidential Documents addressing the Administrative Orders regarding the Hiring Freeze on Government Agencies and Employees, the Withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement and Executive Order concerning the Pending Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act;

California’s latest 60 Day Notices on items such as, but not limited to, Brass Caps, Hose Connectors and a certain Cosmetic Bag; and,

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

Members wishing to learn more about these items should contact the Gemini Team