Last March, citing questions of national security the Trump administration announced the imposition of a new 25% duty on steel imports and of 10% duty on aluminum imports. Canada, Mexico and a few other countries were exempted until May 1, 2018.

On April 30, 2018 American President Donald Trump issued two “Presidential Proclamations” extending the temporary exemption of new …


 

U.S. Customs announced they had seized 34,143 shipments of goods for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) violations in fiscal 2017. IPR seizures increased 8 percent over fiscal 2016 and the total estimated manufacturers’ suggested retail price (MSRP) would have been $1.2 billion had the products been genuine.

The merchandise with the highest number of IPR seizures continued to be wearing …


 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that it made final determinations of dumping and subsidizing in respect of certain copper pipe fittings originating in or exported from Vietnam.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal is continuing its inquiry to determine if the dumping is causing injury to the domestic industry and will make an order or finding by May …