January 2021 International Trade Compliance Update.

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12 January 2021


Welcome to the January 2021 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.

Here are the highlights:

  • USA: Presidential documents including proclamation modifying HTS, USTR requests consultations with Canada under USMCA, ITC investigations, Vietnam and Switzerland labeled as currency manipulators, aluminum monitoring system, duty-free imports from Haiti, Sections 232 and 301 updates and CBP guidance (civil aircraft, China Covid-19 products, mobile cranes, steel and aluminum), Special 301 review, broker exams, IRS interest rates, country of origin West Bank and Gaza, guidance on GSP expiration, travel restrictions to Mexico and Canada, CBP documents, CBP final determinations, CBP rulings revoked or modified, EAPA notices and determinations, force labor orders, CSMS messages, foreign-trade zone orders and notices, export control updates (NRC and BIS), Wassenaar, CWC, treatment of Hong Kong, military end-user list, entity list and Huawei updates, FinCEN proposals, OFAC updates - Turkey non-SDN sanctions, Sudan removed from State Sponsor of Terrorism list, DoD restrictions, State extensions due to Covid-19, plus Federal Register notices and documents from ATF, TTB, CDC, FDA, USDA (AMS, APHIS, FSIS, etc.), DEA, EPA, Energy, NHTSA, Millennium Challenge Corp., AD/CVD scope and anti-circumvention rulings and investigations, section 337 investigations.


  • Australia: PACER enters into force, ABF notices, Gazette documents, AD/CVD investigations.

  • China: MOFCOM and GAC announcements, AD/CVD investigations.

  • India: CBIC and DGFT tariff and non-tariff notifications, notices, circulars and instructions, AD/CVD investigations and notices.

  • Malaysia: Service tax on imported digital services.

  • New Zealand: Excise duties for tobacco and tobacco products, New Zealand Gazette documents.

  • Singapore: notices and circulars.


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