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Vermont Considering Amendments to Reporting Requirements for High-Concern Chemicals

12 Feb 2019

The Vermont Department of Health is considering a number of amendments to the existing reporting requirements for chemicals of high concern to children under 12 years of age in an effort to better ali...Read More


Argentina to Require Approval Certificate for Certain Auto Parts

30 Jan 2019

Argentinean authorities will require the following new automotive parts and safety elements intended for the after-market segment to obtain the approval certificate for automotive parts and safety ele...Read More


Argentina Provides Duty-free Treatment to Certain Motorcycles

30 Jan 2019

Argentina is providing duty-free treatment through 31 December 2023 to incomplete, wholly unassembled motorcycles and certain other vehicles classified under NCM 8711.10.00, 8711.20.10, 8711.20.20, 87...Read More


Chinese Tyre Producers Sue EU Over Anti-dumping Duties

29 Jan 2019

On 15 January 2019, two Chinese industry associations lodged a court action in the EU’s first tier General Court over the European Commission’s recent decision to impose anti-dumping and countervailin...Read More


Legislation to Delay Section 232 Tariffs on Autos Introduced

23 Jan 2019

Sens. Doug Jones (Democrat-Alabama) and Lamar Alexander (Republican-Tennessee) re-introduced legislation on 15 January to delay the imposition by the Trump administration of additional tariffs under s...Read More


EU Opens New Quotas, Reduces Tariffs for Large Number of Products

4 Jan 2019

Council Regulation 2018/2069 is the first of the two new Regulations. It amends Regulation 1387/2013 (a so-called Framework Regulation), which suspends the autonomous common customs tariff duties on c...Read More


New Regulation Will Restrict Phthalates in Consumer Goods EU-wide

3 Jan 2019

Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation, into which the core provisions of Commission Regulation 2018/2005 will be inserted, prohibits or restricts the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain...Read More


France Adopts New Information Requirements for Automotive Parts Derived from the Circular Economy

27 Dec 2018

In April 2019, an Order issued by the French Ministry for Economy and published in France’s Official Journal will enter into effect, relating to the information which professional service and repair p...Read More


Brazil Implements New Mandatory Requirements for Imported Motor Vehicles

13 Nov 2018

Brazil has issued regulations implementing the new mandatory requirements for the importation and sale of new motor vehicles classified in headings 8701 through 8706 that were issued last July....Read More


AD/CV Notices

30 Oct 2018

Following are summaries of current AD/CV actions targeting mainland Chinese manufacturers taken by the DOC....Read More


Argentina Unveils Framework Standards for Pressure Products

29 Oct 2018

Argentina recently established a regulatory framework for the adoption of specific technical requirements for products subject to pressure with or without fire that are sold domestically. While no spe...Read More


Mexico Adopts Maximum Mercury and Cadmium Limits in Batteries, New Standards for Tyres

16 Oct 2018

Mexico has established maximum mercury and cadmium limits in batteries and battery packs and will also require batteries to include specific information and to comply with certain other requirements, ...Read More


Miscellaneous Latin American AD Actions on Mainland Chinese Products

11 Oct 2018

Topics: Argentina Preliminarily Finds Dumping on Shock Absorbers for Motorcycles; Brazil Moves Forward with AD Probe of Rolling Mill Rolls;...Read More


Brazil Establishes New Mandatory Requirements for Imported Motor Vehicles

12 July 2018

Brazil recently implemented new mandatory requirements for the importation and sale of new motor vehicles classified in headings 8701 through 8706, as well as a new import regime for automotive parts ...Read More


Brazil Suspends Conformity Assessment requirements for Motorcycle Components

6 July 2018

Brazil’s National Institute of Technology, Normalisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has suspended, at least for the time being, the entry into force of the conformity assessment requirements of ...Read More


Mexico Adopts New Requirements for Motorcycle Helmets, Proposes Standards for Cookware and Speed Limit Measuring Devices

22 June 2018

Mexico has adopted new mandatory safety, test method and labelling requirements for motorcycle helmets. Under the new standard (PROY-NOM-206-SCFI/SSA2-2018), motorcycle helmets sold in Mexico will hav...Read More


Argentina Streamlines Import Process for Motor Vehicles, Bans Sale of Certain Chemicals

25 May 2018

Argentina has implemented new digital import certificate procedures for motor vehicles, trailers, semi-trailers, engine blocks, and self-propelled agricultural, road and industrial machinery that are ...Read More


U.S. and South Korea Reach Agreement on FTA Changes

13 April 2018

The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement in principle on modifications to be made to their bi-lateral free trade agreement....Read More


VIETNAM: Components in Imported Cars Face Mandatory Testing

1 Feb 2018

As of 1 March 2018, certain auto components imported into Vietnam will face mandatory testing to ensure they comply with the country’s quality, environmental and safety standards....Read More


Mexico Extends Import Restrictions on Used Motor Vehicles

19 Jan 2018

Mexico’s Ministry of Economy announced on 28 December 2017 that the Mexican government has decided to extend until 31 March 2019 the current restrictions on used motor vehicle imports because the cond...Read More

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