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‘Step 3’ of Greenhouse Gas “Tailoring Rule” Finalized

07/12/12 - The final ‘Step 3’ of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) ‘Tailoring Rule’ was published in today’s Federal Register...

Export Promotion Bill Passes In The House Of Representatives

07/10/12 - On May 30, 2012, the House of Representatives passed a new export promotion bill (H.R. 4041) to revise the Export Enhancement Act of 1988. The new bill would expand the authority of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (“TPCC”),...

USTR Celebrates Small Business Week By Focusing On The Benefits Of Free Trade Agreements

07/10/12 - USTR marked National Small Business Week (May 20-26, 2012) by highlighting the advantages that free trade agreements can bring to small...

China Agrees To Implement WTO Recommendations Regarding Raw Material Export Restraints

07/10/12 - China, the United States, the European Union, and Mexico circulated a communication to all WTO members on May 30 spelling out China’s commitment to comply...

Benefits Of Fracking On U.S. Manufacturing

07/10/12 - The United States became the world’s largest producer of natural gas in 2011, according to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2012. Natural gas production in the United States grew by...

China Takes Further Steps To Boost Strategic Emerging Industries

07/10/12 - As reported in the January 2011 Issue of the Trade & Manufacturing Alert, in October 2010, China unveiled its determination to develop seven strategic emerging industries in the State Council’s Decision to Accelerate the Development of Strategic Emerging Industries. The seven “strategic emerging industries” are...

ECHA boss warns of potential funding shortfall

07/05/12 - ECHA’s executive director Geert Dancet has warned that the agency’s ability to complete its tasks is threatened in the long term by a potential shortfall in its funding...

Canada adds 14 substances to domestic substance list

07/05/12 - An order adding 14 substances to the Domestic Substances List under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and modifying the information on...

EPA Finalizing ‘Step 3’ of the Greenhouse Gas ‘Tailoring Rule’

07/03/12 - WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will not revise greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting thresholds under the Clean Air Act. Today’s final rule is part of EPA’s common-sense, phased-in approach to GHG...

Australia updates industrial chemicals regulations

07/03/12 - Australia's National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (Nicnas) has published a notice of amendments to the Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment (ICNA) regulations,...
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