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U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Establishes Drone Restrictions

on June 14th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established temporary restrictions on drone operations over Department of Justice (DOJ) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) facilities due to national security concerns. These restrictions include prohibiting drone flights up to 400 feet within the aerial boundaries of 19 United States Penitentiaries and…

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Hurricane and Heavy Weather Contingency Plans

on June 7th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

As the U.S. hurricane season begins, NAEGA invites members to be aware of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Hurricane and Heavy Weather Contingency Plans. Most U.S. Coast Guard sectors publish continency plans as guidance for the maritime community in the event of a major weather event. A list of U.S. Coast…

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Xtend Soybeans Approved in Argentina

on June 7th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

NAEGA has received information that Monsanto’s Xtend Soybean have been approved for commercialization and import by Argentina’s Ministry of Agriculture. A copy of the approval issued by the Ministry can be found here.

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EU Retaliation List

on June 7th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On Wednesday, June 6 the European Commission endorsed the decision to impose additional duties on the full list of U.S. products notified to the WTO on May 18, 2018 in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum products. The list, which will go into effect beginning in July, will…

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Mexico Retaliation List

on June 7th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On Tuesday, June 5 the Mexican government published a list of American goods that will now face tariffs in retaliation for recently imposed U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. Mexico’s Economy Ministry estimates the value of the tariffs to be around $3 billion annually, or nearly 1.5% of U.S.-Mexico trade….

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U.S.-Canada RCC

on June 7th, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On Monday, June 4 the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and the U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC). As part of this agreement, both countries reaffirmed their commitments to strong regulatory cooperation. The RCC, a forum…

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Trump Pursuing Section 301 Tariffs

on May 31st, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On Tuesday, May 29 the White House announced its intention to proceed with the U.S. Trade Representative’s Section 301 investigation to punish the Government of China for its policies regarding intellectual property. In response to findings of China’s practices with respect to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation, the USTR…

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New Chinese Customs Requirements

on May 31st, 2018 in News by | No Comments

The China General Administration of Customs is now enforcing Notification No. 56 regarding “Adjusting Matters Concerning the Inward and Outward Transport Vehicles and Manifest Supervision of Water and Air.” Notification No. 56 requires shippers to include a company code and contact information, as stated on the Bill of Lading, to…

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China announces intention to increase purchases of U.S. products

on May 22nd, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On Saturday, May 19 the Chinese government announced its intention to purchase more U.S. goods as part of ongoing discussion with the United States on reducing China’s bilateral trade surplus. In a statement released by U.S. and Chinese negotiating team, which included Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary…

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Trump Withdraws from Iran Nuclear Deal

on May 22nd, 2018 in News by | No Comments

On May 8 the Trump Administration announced its intention to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA or Iran nuclear deal), citing the ineffectiveness of the deal to curb Iran’s aggressive behavior. As a result, Iran sanctions suspended under the agreement snapped immediately back into effect, meaning any…

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