Turkey’s GSP Eligibility Under Review

Policy Impacts Rates The public is reminded that trade relations and international policy, have some relevant impact on currency exchange rates within the borders of the United States, but may find different rates in another country.  Rates may begin to return if resolutions are made. A notice of public hearing and an invite for public … Continue reading Turkey’s GSP Eligibility Under Review

Investigations into Corrosion Resistant Products from Taiwan

Regulation Development In a preliminary determination, The Department of Commerce found that mentioned producers and exports of subject articles sold subject articles at Less Than Normal Value.  Certain Corrosion Resistant Steel Products from Taiwan are under Administrative Review of the antidumping duty order. The review started in June of 2016 and lasted till June 2017.  … Continue reading Investigations into Corrosion Resistant Products from Taiwan

Complaints Against Beverage Dispensing Systems

Regulation The International Trade commission of the United States of America (U.S)  has received a complaint submitted in behalf of Heineken International B.V. in August of 2018.  The complaint claims the respondents are in violation of The Tariff Act of 1930 section 337, referring to the importation into, sale for, and sale within post import … Continue reading Complaints Against Beverage Dispensing Systems

FTC Has Meetings Regarding Competition and Consumer Protection

Regulation Changes in the economy, changing business strategies, innovative technologies, and international developments are main reasons behind the laws for consumer protection, and economic policies.  The Federal Trade Commission is asking for commentary from consumers, commercial representatives, economists, legal representatives, academic members, and additional interested parties into relevant topics around it's findings of consumer protection. … Continue reading FTC Has Meetings Regarding Competition and Consumer Protection

LTFV Decorative Ribbon from People’s Republic of China

Explanation In a Preliminary determination; certain plastic decorative ribbon from the People's is or likely to be, sold at less than a fair value within the United States. Once an investigation starts the first step is to establish scope, Commerce decided to exclude certain shredded plastic strips or plastic films with additional clarifying language.  Further, … Continue reading LTFV Decorative Ribbon from People’s Republic of China

Biorefining Loan Opportunity

Regulation Applications are being accepted as funds are made available by the Bio-refinery Renewable Chemical and Bio-based Product Manufacturing Assistance Program.  The program's goal is to fund the construction, development, and retrofitting of commercial scale, processing and manufacturing equipment dependent, end-user producing bio-refineries.  Applicants are encouraged to consider projects located in rural communities as it … Continue reading Biorefining Loan Opportunity

Changes to Some Antidumping Duties Investigations

Regulations Administrative reviews of antidumping orders have been changed by this Monday.  Of those administrative reviews that were changed, that of Glycine from People's Republic of China, and Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand have been rescinded.  Laminated Woven Sacks from Socialist Republic of Vietnam had it's Less Than Fair Value determinations postponed.  Fish Fillets from … Continue reading Changes to Some Antidumping Duties Investigations

Wind Technology Dialogue Opening

Request for Information Parties interested in energy and its viability, storage and grid integration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center; will now have their chance to submit their comments.  The Department of Energy’s Requests for Information is open to public comment for those interested.  The request is hoped to open a … Continue reading Wind Technology Dialogue Opening

Forged Steel Fittings from Taiwan

Regulation The Department of Commerce has determined that forged steel fittings imported from Taiwan may have been sold at less than fair value in the U.S. market.  There were three respondents outlined in case, being accused of importing or producing the forged steel articles from Taiwan.  One respondent Kopex Industrial Co. responded with all required … Continue reading Forged Steel Fittings from Taiwan

U.S. Government Buys Online

Regulation It seems Uncle Sam wants 2 day shipping!  The General Service Administration is moving forward with a program to procure commercial items through eCommerce portals. The administration's mission is to deliver value, savings and support services in acquisition, real estate, and technology for many of the government agencies and branches.  The GSA continuously aims to reduce difficulties in … Continue reading U.S. Government Buys Online