WTO updates 07/22

AfCFTA Members meet to discuss Outstanding Rules of Origin and the AfCFTA Draft Manual on Rules of Origin Members of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) held the 7th meeting of the Sub-Committee on Rules of Origin (RoO) to discuss outstanding issues, the draft AfCFTA RoO manual, and the alignment of Rules of Origin […]

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Preferential Trade updates 07/22

AfCFTA suffers setback as Benin Republic slams CFA9m on Nigeria-bound transit cargoes The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), may have suffered setback over huge tariffs and checkpoints delaying smooth movement of transit cargoes along the West African corridor. The AfCFTA is an ambitious trade pact to form the world’s largest free trade area by […]

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Regulatory Compliance updates 07/22

Canada finalizes ban of single-use plastics, effective December 20, 2022 The Government of Canada is moving forward with the ban of single use plastics, announcing the effective date of December 20, 2022. The final regulations were published on June 20, 2022, prohibiting the manufacture and import of harmful single-use plastics, with a few targeted exceptions […]

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Anti-dumping Duty updates 07/22

Canada: Notice of preliminary determinations on Mattresses The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made preliminary determinations of dumping and subsidizing with respect to certain mattresses from China. The subject goods are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers: 9404.21.00.00 and 9404.29.00.00. Note that the […]

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Customs Tariff updates 07/22

Bahamas customs tariff update Bahamas customs authority has updated the import tariff. Update includes the changes in the product description, excise duty rates and other taxes for certain products classified under tariff chapters 66, 85, 87, and 89. Canada customs tariff update The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has updated its import tariff. The update […]

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EU Extends Sanctions Over Russia’s Illegal Annexation of Crimea & City of Sevastopol by 1 Year

As on 20th June 2022, The Council decided to renew sanctions introduced in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation for a further year until 23 June 2022. The restrictive measures currently in place target EU imports of products originating in Crimea or Sevastopol, and infrastructural or financial investments and […]

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