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CAFC OKs Aluminum Content Requirements for Aluminum Extrusions Kit Exemption

Kits must include non-extruded aluminum components to qualify for the finished goods kit exemption from antidumping and countervailing duties on aluminum extrusions from China, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said March 28 (here) as it … Subscribe to Read >>

Trump Administration Sends Draft Notification of NAFTA Renegotiation to Congress

The Trump administration submitted a draft notification of NAFTA renegotiations to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees, congressional aides confirmed March 29. It is still unclear when the administration could submit to Congress a formal notification of … Subscribe to Read >>

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APHIS Lists Approved Chinese Wooden Handicraft Manufacturers

International Trade Today is providing a list obtained from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of approved manufacturers of wooden handicrafts in China. Under regulations issued in 2012 by APHIS, wooden handcrafts from China made with twigs with bark of a diameter of over 1 centimeter or more are subject to treatment requirements (see 12030122). Fumigation by approved facilities may be used to satisfy the requirements if the twigs with bark have a diameter of less than 6 centimeters. "By the utilization of an approved facility, the U.S. importer is only responsible for obtaining an import permit and submitting a Lacey Act declaration to make entry,” an APHIS spokeswoman said. The list is current as of Feb. 28, 2017. … Read More >>

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