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On April 30, 2018, the President signed Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States.  The Proclamation states that the United States has agreed in principle with Argentina, Australia, and Brazil on satisfactory alternative means to address the threatened impairment to our national security posed by aluminum articles imported from these countries, so they will remain exempt from the tariff in Proc. 9704 until details are finalized. The United States is continuing discussions…

On April 26, 2018, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS #18-000307 GSP Goods Subject to Section 201 Measures, which provides additional Information with respect to articles of Thailand or Philippines, which are covered by Section 201 safeguard remedies (certain solar cells, solar panels, washing machines, and washing machine parts). According to the CSMS:

On July 14, 2017, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice providing country-by-country allocations of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 (October 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018) in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quotas for imported raw cane sugar, certain sugars, syrups and molasses (also known as refined sugar), specialty sugar, and sugar-containing products.

On 3 March 2017, the Boletin Oficial (Official Bulletin) published Secretary of Commerce  Resolution 152-E / 2017 (02-03-17), which modifies Resolution № 5/2015 by eliminating 11 statistical subheadings to the MERCOSUR Common Nomenclature (NCM) from the list of goods subject to the Non-Automatic Licensing requirements. These items will now be subject to the Automatic Licensing regime. 

The Argentine Central Bank (“ACB”) issued Communication “A” 6118 (“Communication”), which modified Communication “A” 6037 by providing more flexibility to payments linked to e-commerce transactions. The Communication  amended the requirements applicable for payments performed through payment processors’ entities. It also includes the obligation of the local financial institution to issue, at an exporter’s request, a certification of the funds received or liquidation of funds.