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  • Requirements for Importing Regulated Composite Wood Products March 8, 2019 The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI requires composite wood products be tested and certified, ensuring only compliant products are manufactured or imported into the United States. The three composite wood products affected under TSCA Title VI are hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard (MDF, including thin MDF), and particleboard. The regulation also applies to component parts and finished goods fabricated using composite wood products. Until March 22, 2019, composite wood products, ...
  • India and Turkey to Lose GSP Eligibility March 8, 2019 The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced the removal of India and Turkey from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). GSP is a program that allows developing countries to export goods to the United States without having to pay tariffs. The President must notify Congress at least 60 days prior to the termination of either country from the GSP program. India’s termination from GSP is due ...
  • U.S. and China Trade Talks February 1, 2019 The United States and China resumed trade talks in Washington on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Vice Premier Liu He, suggested that President Trump meet with President Xi in late February after Mr. Trump’s planned summit with North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump wrote, “no final deal will be made until my friend President Xi, and I, meet in the near ...




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