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U.S. lumber wants tariffs on Canadian imports

2001-04-09 - WASHINGTON ? A coalition of U.S. lumber interests petitioned to have duties of as much as 78% tacked onto softwood lumber imported from Canada, angering companies north of the border.

Business urges more free trade

2001-04-02 - The Customs Service has issued a final rule for assessing liquidated damages in cases where items are found inadmissible under Food and Drug Administration regulations. The rule will take effect April 27. They also urged members of Congress to give the president fast-track authority - now known as "trade promotion authority," (formerly "fast track" authority -to expedite the negotiation of trade agreements. That authority expired in 1994. Reinsch said the 87-year-old NFTC was a "superb organization with a proud history of defending open trade." The changes include reduced data requirements for "no-change" aggregate reconciliation summaries, and elimination of interest charges on liquidated damage claims. However, the agency will begin to charge a fee for reconciliation summary reports that it had supplied the trade for free.

New rule for imported food and drugs

2001-03-29 - The Customs Service has issued a final rule for assessing liquidated damages in cases where items are found inadmissible under Food and Drug Administration regulations. The rule will take effect April 27. Reinsch said the 87-year-old NFTC was a "superb organization with a proud history of defending open trade." The changes include reduced data requirements for "no-change" aggregate reconciliation summaries, and elimination of interest charges on liquidated damage claims. However, the agency will begin to charge a fee for reconciliation summary reports that it had supplied the trade for free.

Foot-and-mouth slows Rotterdam

2001-03-26 - LONDON - The foot-and-mouth outbreak traumatizing Europe is slowing shipping movements in Rotterdam as customs in the world's biggest port impose strict restrictions to prevent the spread of the disease. The changes include reduced data requirements for "no-change" aggregate reconciliation summaries, and elimination of interest charges on liquidated damage claims. However, the agency will begin to charge a fee for reconciliation summary reports that it had supplied the trade for free.

Banking Committee passes export bill

2001-03-23 - The Senate Banking Committee today passed a bill that would reauthorize controls on technology exports that could have dual civilian or military use. The changes include reduced data requirements for "no-change" aggregate reconciliation summaries, and elimination of interest charges on liquidated damage claims. However, the agency will begin to charge a fee for reconciliation summary reports that it had supplied the trade for free.

Importers challenge juice import tax

2001-03-22 - A Florida state tax levied on orange juice imported from foreign countries is being challenged in court by four importers who have filed separate lawsuits questioning the legality of the 30-year-old law. The changes include reduced data requirements for "no-change" aggregate reconciliation summaries, and elimination of interest charges on liquidated damage claims. However, the agency will begin to charge a fee for reconciliation summary reports that it had supplied the trade for free.

Customs Automation advisory group forming

2001-03-21 - The Senate Banking Committee Thursday postponed consideration of a bill that would renew the Commerce Department's export control and licensing program. The changes include reduced data requirements for "no-change" aggregate reconciliation summaries, and elimination of interest charges on liquidated damage claims. However, the agency will begin to charge a fee for reconciliation summary reports that it had supplied the trade for free.

Export administration bill delayed by Senate panel

2001-03-20 - The Senate Banking Committee Thursday postponed consideration of a bill that would renew the Commerce Department's export control and licensing program. The changes include reduced data requirements for "no-change" aggregate reconciliation summaries, and elimination of interest charges on liquidated damage claims. However, the agency will begin to charge a fee for reconciliation summary reports that it had supplied the trade for free.

ITC decides to maintain antidumping duties

2001-03-19 - Antidumping duty orders on the importation of stainless steel bar into the United States from Brazil, India and Japan will remain in place, the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled. The changes include reduced data requirements for "no-change" aggregate reconciliation summaries, and elimination of interest charges on liquidated damage claims. However, the agency will begin to charge a fee for reconciliation summary reports that it had supplied the trade for free.

ITC decides to maintain antidumping duties

2001-03-19 - Antidumping duty orders on the importation of stainless steel bar into the United States from Brazil, India and Japan will remain in place, the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled. The changes include reduced data requirements for "no-change" aggregate reconciliation summaries, and elimination of interest charges on liquidated damage claims. However, the agency will begin to charge a fee for reconciliation summary reports that it had supplied the trade for free.

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