The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it is initiating an investigation to determine that the European Union (EU) and certain EU member States have denied U.S. rights according to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement. The USTR proposes action in the form of additional duties, some up to 100% on approximately $21 billion worth of products from the EU on preliminary list of 317 tariff subheadings. The Section 301 Com [...]

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In 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted regulations and policies regarding formaldehyde emissions standards for composite wood products. The final rule – TSCA Title VI - became effective on May 22, 2017 and specifically affects 1) Hardwood Plywood 2) Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF) and 3) Particleboard. The regulations also apply to component parts and finished goods containing composite wood products – furniture, f [...]

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