WTO Members Intensify Work to Ensure Full Implementation of the TFA

At a May 2, 2018 meeting of the Committee on Trade Facilitation, World Trade Organization (WTO) members intensified work to ensure the full implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).


European Commission Implements Commercial Measures on Products Originating in the United States

On June 21, 2018, the European Commission (EC) published regulation (EU)2018/886 implementing additional customs duties, in multiple stage, on imports of certain goods originating in the United States of America. The initial stage, effective June 22,


U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Section 232 Investigation into Auto Imports

On May 23, 2018, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross initiated a Section 232 investigation on auto imports into the U.S., according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).


US President Trump Directs USTR to Identify More Chinese Goods for Additional Tariffs

In a statement on June 18, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to identify $200 Billion worth of Chinese goods for additional tariffs at a rate of 10%.