International Trade Compliance

RCC Welcomes Input into Next Phase of Work - deadline extended to November 8th

November 11, 2013

The following is excerpted from a 22 October 2013 news release by Canada's Economic Action Plan.

White House Trumpets Progress on Export Control Reform

November 11, 2013

A White House fact sheet states that with the first set of revised export control lists having gone into effect Oct. 15, the Obama administration “has successfully implemented the first parts of its new export control system in all four areas of the current export control system: what we control, how we control it, and how we enforce and manage our controls.”

Still No Agreement on Harmonized Rules of Origin Work at WTO

October 29, 2013

Following a Sept. 26 meeting, the World Trade Organization’s Committee on Rules of Origin reported that members continue to be divided on whether or not to work toward the completion of negotiations for harmonized non-preferential rules of origin.

[US] Food Imports, User Fees, Electronic Import System Among Topics of Forthcoming USDA Rules

September 30, 2013

The Department of Agriculture recently issued its semiannual regulatory agenda, which lists proposed and final regulations affecting international trade in agricultural goods that could be issued within the next year as well as rulemaking proceedings that have been in process for some time and are not as likely to see further progress in the near term.