WTO updates 05/22

African Members meet to discuss the HS 2022 Implications on the AfCFTA From 20 to 23 April 2022, Members of the African Union gathered for the AfCFTA 6th meeting of the Sub-Committee on Rules of Origin (RoO) to discuss outstanding issues and the draft AfCFTA RoO manual. The meeting was preceded by a one-day workshop […]

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Preferential Trade updates 05/22

Cambodia, India mulling free trade pact establishment Cambodia and India have accelerated their internal technical work to establish the negotiation for a bilateral free trade agreement, stressing that the pact would enhance trade, investment, and cooperation in other sectors. Both sides emphasised the need for cooperation in investment, trade, culture, and tourism sectors in the […]

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Regulatory Compliance updates 05/22

Australia: Russia sanctions regime Australia imposes autonomous sanctions in relation to Russia in response to the Russian threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. They were first imposed in 2014 and extended in 2015 and 2022. Australia imposes other autonomous sanctions in relation to the specified Ukraine regions in response to the Russian […]

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Anti-dumping Duty updates 05/22

Canada: Notice of extension of investigations on import of mattresses The Canada Border Services Agency has extended the preliminary phase of the investigations into the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of mattresses from China. The Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) provides that, under normal circumstances, the preliminary stage of the investigations shall be completed within […]

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Customs Tariff updates 05/22

Albania customs tariff update Albania customs authority has updated the import tariff. Update includes the changes in the HTS codes, product description and duty rates as per WCO 2022 tariff nomenclature.  Belarus customs tariff update Belarus customs authority has updated the import tariff. Update includes the changes in the import duty rates for certain products […]

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Switzerland: Further EU sanctions against Russia implemented

In view of Russia’s ongoing military aggression in Ukraine, the Federal Council enacted further sanctions against Russia and Belarus on 27 April. This implements the Federal Council's decision of 13 April to adopt the EU's latest package of sanctions. The measures come into force at 6pm on 27 April 2022.

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