Governmental Notices for January 27 through February 2, 2018

The following governmental notices may be of interest to our members and the trade, including links to:

APHIS’ Rule regarding the Importation of Orchids in Growing Media from Taiwan;

CPSC’s Rule and concerning the Acceptance of Third Party Laboratories: Revision to the Notice of Requirements for Prohibitions of Children’s Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates;

CBP’s Bulletin containing the updated Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties, as well as Notices of: Domestic Interested Party Petitioner’s Notice of Desire to Contest the Tariff Classification Determination of Certain Steel Tube Fittings, the Modification of The National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Regarding Reconciliation and Transition of the Test From ACS to ACE and ACE Becoming the Sole CBP-Authorized EDI System for Processing Electronic Drawback Filings; the latest ABI messages, including a Message To Alcohol Importers From CBP AND TTB;

CPSC and FDA Recalls and Consumer Updates;

FTC’s amendment of the Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, deleting the requirement that an owner of a registered word trademark, used as a house mark, furnish the FTC with a copy of the mark’s registration with the USPTO before using the mark on labels;

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

FTZ Board current notices;

ITA and ITC’s Monthly announcements advising of the Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews, the Initiation of Administrative Reviews, as well as the Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, in addition to Notices of the Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders or Reviews, as well as updates on Determinations, Investigations and Complaints on merchandise such as Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan and Folding Gift Boxes from China;

Presidential Executive Order addressing Defense and National Security: Terrorists; Lawful Detention;

California’s latest 60 Day Notices on items such as, but not limited to, a Brass Valves and a certain 12 Piece Travel Kit; 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