PGA Highlights: May 2017

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

Agencies Summary
Federal Register Distribution of continued dumping and subsidy offset for fiscal year 2017:
According to  the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000, this document is U.S. CBP’s notice of intent to distribute assessed anti-dumping or countervailing duties (known as the continued dumping and subsidy offset) for Fiscal Year 2017. This provides the guidance for affected domestic producers, or anyone alleging eligibility to receive a distribution, to file certifications to claim a distribution in relation to the listed orders or findings. Certifications  to obtain a continued dumping and subsidy offset under a particular order or finding must be received by July 31, 2017. See Details
Tuna-Tariff rate quota for calendar year 2017:
An announcement of the quota quantity of tuna in airtight containers for Calendar Year 2017 was given by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. Every year, the tariff-rate quota for tuna described in subheading 1604.14.22, is calculated as a percentage of the tuna in airtight containers entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the preceding Calendar Year. The 2017 tariff-rate quota is applicable to tuna for consumption during the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. See Details
Guidance of certain tobacco product compliance deadlines:
The guidance was announced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is intended to assist persons who manufacture, package, sell, offer to sell, distribute, or import for sale and distribution within the U.S. newly regulated tobacco products, roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco, and cigarette tobacco in complying with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act and FDA regulations. See Details
Importing fresh baby kiwi from Chile:
This notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection related to the regulations for the importation of fresh baby kiwi from Chile into the continental United States. All the comments have to be submitted on or before July 10, 2017. See Details
Application for exportation of articles under special bond:
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting some information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments will be accepted no later than July 3, 2017 under consideration. See Details
Declaration of unaccompanied articles:
The U.S. CBP and Department of Homeland Security will be submitting some information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval according to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments will be accepted no later than July 3, 2017 to be assured of consideration. See Details
Reopen comment periods for Trichloroethylene, Methylene Chloride and N-Methylpyrrolidone:
EPA issued two proposed rules under section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The first action proposed to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution in commerce of trichloroethylene (TCE) for use in vapor degreasing. It proposed to require manufacturers (including importers), processors, and distributors, except for retailers, of TCE for any use to provide downstream notification of these prohibitions throughout the supply chain; and to require limited recordkeeping. The second action proposed to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution in commerce of methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) for consumer and most types of commercial paint and coating removal. This document reopens and extends the comment periods for each proposed rule for an additional 30 days. See Details

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