The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is requesting information on the materials, components, and methods of assembly currently used to comply
with the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets.
Submit comments by April 3, 2017.
December 2016 Textile and Apparel Import Report
01/11/2017 – U.S. International Trade Commission,
Notice of Publication of Petitions for Duty Suspension and Reductions and Opportunity to Comment on Petitions.
Deadline for comments is February 24, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
12/29/2016 -In preparation for its annual review of countries’ protection of intellectual property rights, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
(USTR) requests written comments regarding countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons.
See Federal Register (81 FR 95722) 2017 Special 301 Review: Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974.
Written comments and notices of intent to appear at the public hearing are due by February 9, 2017. Update -
Date of public hearing changed to March 8th.
12/20/2016 –Implementation of
Duty-Free Treatment to Certain Textile and Apparel Imports from Nepal, effective December 30, 2016 through December 31, 2025.