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Taxonomy: Affected Trading Partner - China


Canada: Easing of a rule prohibiting more than four years of cumulative residence by temporary foreign workers

Measure #13109 | Published 25 Jan 2017 | Inception 16 Dec 2016 ▲

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced that as of December 13, 2016, a foreign temporary worker application in progress is no longer subject to this cumulative-duration rule, whether it is work with a permit [R200] or without a

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United States of America: Buy American policy for pipeline projects

Measure #13107 | Published 25 Jan 2017 ▲

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On January 24, 2017 President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders and presidential memoranda to expedite high-priority energy and infrastructure projects.

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UK: Second amendment to public procurement rules on use of British steel

Measure #13106 | Published 22 Dec 2016 | Inception 12 Dec 2016 ▲

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 On 12 December 2016, the UK government published the procurement policy note 11/16 amending its procurement rules on using British steel (cf. Related Measures). Following an update in April 2016 (cf.

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United States of America: Buy-American provisions in water projects bill

Measure #13104 | Published 15 Dec 2016 | Inception 1 Jan 2017 ▲

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In December 2016 President Obama signed into law the “Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act” or “WIIN Act” (esignated as S.612), which includes two provisions related to the Buy American policy.

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United States of America: Federal Transit Administration waiver of Buy American requirements for ultrastraight rail

Measure #13101 | Published 11 Dec 2016 | Inception 12 Dec 2016 ▲

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In a Federal Register notice published on December 12, 2016 (Vol. 81 No.

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United States of America: Federal Transit Administration waiver of Buy American requirements for replacement equipment following Hurricane Sandy

Measure #13100 | Published 11 Dec 2016 | Inception 12 Dec 2016 ▲

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In a Federal Register notice published on December 12, 2016 (Vol. 81 No.

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United States of America: Presidential order blocking a Chinese-German acquisition of a U.S. semiconductor firm

Measure #13089 | Published 6 Dec 2016 | Inception 2 Dec 2016 ▲

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On December 2, 2016 President Obama signed an order blocking the proposed acquisition of Aixtron, Inc., a California-based subsidiary of the German company Aixtron SE. All involved firms are in the semiconductor industry.

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United States of America: Countervailing and antidumping duty investigation of certain hardwood plywood products imported from China

Measure #13087 | Published 5 Dec 2016 ▲

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On November 18, 2016 the Coalition for Fair Trade (Columbia Forest Products, Commonwealth Plywood Inc., Murphy Plywood, Roseburg Forest Products Co., States Industries, Inc., and Timber Products Company) filed a petition seeking the imposition of

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United States of America: Reclassification of kits used to cut holes in wood or metal doors and consequent decrease in the MFN duty

Measure #13086 | Published 5 Dec 2016 | Inception 30 Jan 2017 ▲

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a reclassification ruling in the November 30, 2016 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions that resulted in a decrease in the tariff applicable to kits used to cut holes in wood or metal doors.

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United States of America: Reclassification of certain plastic sheets and consequent decrease in the MFN duty

Measure #13083 | Published 5 Dec 2016 | Inception 30 Jan 2017 ▲

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