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WRO: Disposable Gloves from Supermax Corporation Bhd. and its Subsidiaries

Effective October 21, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) “will detain disposable gloves produced by Supermax Corporations Bhd.’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, Maxter Glove Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd., Maxwell Glove Manufacturing Bhd, and Supermax Glove Manufacturing … based on information that reasonably indicates their use of forced labor in manufacturing operations. CBP identified 10 of the International

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Vietnam Section 301 Timber Agreement

On October 1, 2021, the U.S. and Vietnam came to an agreement on the issue central to the Section 301 investigation related to the import and use of illegal timber initiated on October 2, 2020. The USTR determined “no action is warranted at this time” and will monitor Vietnam’s implementation of multiple commitments it has agreed

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Future of Section 301 China Exclusions

The U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office has completed its review of China trade policy. There are no plans to remove existing Section 301 tariffs; however, the Section 301 Exclusion process will be restarted. Details are unknown at this time. What we do know today, the USTR will begin accepting requests on October 12th 2021 to reinstate

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More Information on AD/CVD Regulations Update

On September 27, 2021, the Department of Commerce published a notice with further information pertaining to the Final Rule on Regulations to Improve Administration and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws. Information included:Availability of the new scope ruling application.Additional procedures to request placement on the annual inquiry service list.Informs the public that Commerce intends to

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Section 301 China COVID Medical-Care Product Exclusions Extended

On September 29, 2021, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced an interim extension of Section 301 China Product Exclusions related to COVID-19 medical-care products for 45 days. The exclusions, set to expire on September 30, 2021 have been extended to November 14, 2021. The extension provides time for USTR to review public comments on whether the product

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2021 Q4 Absolute Quota Steel & Aluminum Section 232 Quota Limits

The Q4 quota period opens on October 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Refer to the quota bulletins for more information.Aluminum products from Argentina, Quota Bulletin QB 21-704-2021 Aluminum Absolute Quota Fourth Quarter Argentina Steel mill articles from Argentina, Brazil and South Korea,  Quota Bulletin QB 21-604 2021 4 QTR Absolute Steel Mill Articles Argentina,

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Plant Protection and Quarantine Import Permit Update

Effective September 27, 2021, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) will no longer issue new or renewed Plants for Planting permits (PPQ 587) through ePermits for the articles listed below: The following articles will be available to apply for in APHIS eFile:Plants for PropagationBonsaiObscured SeedSmall Lots of SeedPlants in Growing MediaPreclearance

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Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Regulations Update

On September 20, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published new regulations and modifications to existing regulations related to its administration and enforcement of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) laws. These regulations apply to various aspects of AD/CVD proceedings, these include:Deadlines for industry support comments pertaining to AD/CVD petitionsNew shipper reviewsScope inquiries and

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CBP Modifies Forced Labor Finding on Top Glove Corporation Bhd.

On September 9, 2021, U.S. Customs (CBP) announced it modified the forced labor finding on Top Glove Corporation Bhd. Effective immediately, CBP will permit the importation of disposable gloves made at Top Glove facilities in Malaysia. Read More at


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