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Welcome to the December 2019 edition of Baker McKenzie’s International Trade Compliance Update.

This issue’s highlights:

  • UN: Security Council Resolutions regarding Somalia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • WTO: Trade policy review Lao PDR, Kazakhstan submits application for Government Procurement Agreement, disputes updates, TBT notifications
  • WCO: New releases and announcements
  • RCEP Update
  • CITES notifications
  • FAS GAIN Reports
  • El Salvador: Accumulation of origin under EU-CA Association Agreement
  • Panama: Israel-Panama FTA, COMIECO resolutions
  • Canada: Advance rulings, D-Memos and Customs Notices
  • Mexico: Diario Oficial
  • US: Presidential documents including national emergency extensions; Hong Kong Sanctions legislation; CIT case on President’s power under Sec. 232; USTR proposal on tariffs against French goods; USTR exclusions and CBP instructions on Chinese goods; GSP annual review and Laos review; Commerce proposals on supply chain security; Tunisia requests cultural property protection; brokers fees; CBP limits court decisions; COAC update; CBP Withhold Release Orders; CBP rulings revocations/modifications; CSMS messages; FTZ Board actions; Venezuelan sanctions update; Cuba restricted list; Iranian sanction updates; Huawei temporary licenses; entity list and OFAC sanctions; Cuban sanctions; CPSC/ATF/USDA regulations and notices; government procurement; AD/CVD notices
  • Argentina/Mercosur: EU-Mercosur FTA
  • Brazil: CAMEX resolutions and AD/CVD cases
  • Chile: Customs resolutions
  • Colombia: Tariff modifications
  • Venezuela: VAT exemptions for certain imports
  • Australia: Customs notices and AD/CVD
  • China: AD/CVD
  • India: AD/CVD
  • EU and EFTA: Dual-use list updated; EU-Singapore FTA; CN Explanatory Notes, AD/CVD; Official Journal – Commission Regulations and Decisions; restrictive measures
    • France: Notices to importers
    • Switzerland: N. Korean sanctions
    • UK: Extraterritorial sanctions
    • Turkey: New customs guidelines, legislation
    • Ukraine: Legislation
    • EAEU: Council and Board decisions
    • Africa: African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
    • South Africa: Rules and tariff amendments

Plus information on trade compliance enforcement actions, alerts and articles, webinars and seminars, and recordings of past events.


Kevin Nordin joined Baker & McKenzie in London in 2013 and is part of the EU, Competition and Trade Practice Group. He assists in advising clients on EU and UK customs, export controls, economic sanctions, and anti-corruption issues. He also assists in advising clients on EU and UK corporate compliance matters.