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Issue 03, 2006 (09 February)
 Feature Article


Report Highlights Positive Impact of US-China Trade

The US-China Business Council (USCBC), a private and non-profit association, issued a report on 25 January concluding that despite the US-China trade imbalance, the long-term benefits to the US of trade with China are substantial. The conclusion is based on a detailed assessment of US-China trade and ... (full story)

 Congressional/Executive Activities


USTR Official Assesses Challenges in US-China Trade Relationship

The evolution of US-China trade relations has become an issue of critical importance for legislators and Administration officials over the past two years and is expected to occupy a pre-eminent position at the forefront of US policymaking for the foreseeable ... (full story)


CBP Allows Entry to Textile and Apparel Over-Shipments, Clarifies ELVIS Requirements for Chinese Socks

On 1 February, CBP began to process entries for textile and apparel merchandise exported during 2005 in excess of 2005 China quotas (over-shipments). This includes merchandise shipped in excess of the 1 November - 31 December 2005 quota for cotton, wool, ... (full story)


FTC Clarifies Enforcement of Sock Labelling Rule

On 12 December 2005, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final rule amending the Rules and Regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (TFPIA) to reflect the specific requirements for the disclosure of country of origin of ... (full story)


Harkin Urges USDA Not to Allow Imports of Processed Poultry from China

On 26 January, Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee Ranking Democrat Tom Harkin (Iowa) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns urging the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reconsider a proposal to add China to the ... (full story)


Bush to Nominate Secret Service Chief as New CBP Commissioner

On 30 January, President Bush announced his intention to nominate W. Ralph Basham to replace Robert Bonner as Commissioner of CBP. Basham currently serves ... (full story)


APHIS Issues Final Rule Amending Irradiation Guidelines for Imported Fruits and Vegetables

On 27 January, the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a final rule in the Federal Register amending the approved doses for irradiation treatment of imported fruits and vegetables. Among other things, the rule establishes: ... (full story)

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