PGA Highlights: April 2017

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In the United States the following events have taken place under the several PGA during the month of April 2017.

Agencies Summary
Federal Register 2017 West Coast Trade Symposium on further trade updates:
This document declares that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will organize the 2017 West Coast Trade Symposium on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, and Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. This will feature panel discussions involving agency personnel, members of the trade community, and other government agencies, on the agency’s role in international trade initiatives and programs. See Details
Request for a license to export radioactive waste:
The NRC is reopening the opportunity for public comment and reopening the opportunity to request a hearing or a petition to intervene for an application to export radioactive waste filed by UniTech Service Group, Inc. (UniTech). The comment has been reopened. Comments should be filed by 5th of May 2017. See Details
CBP regulations appropriate for customs brokers:
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting some necessary information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 5 June 2017 under some considerations. See Details
DOC President signs Presidential Memo for prioritizing national security investigation into aluminum:
The President of U.S., Donald Trump, signed a presidential memorandum to prioritize a Department of Commerce (DOC) investigation to the effects of aluminum imports on US national security. The inquiry will consider overcapacity, dumping, illegal subsidies, and other factors, to determine whether aluminum imports threaten American economic security and military awareness. See Details
CBP CBP seizes prohibited yak meat, dung pods, and seeds at JFK:
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) declare the recent seizure and destruction of a shipment of over 132 kilograms of prohibited yak meat, dung pods, and seeds for propagation imported from Nepal at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport. The prohibited items were manifested as sweaters, shawls, pants, and other items of clothing. See Details

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