ITC Expands Safeguard Rules To Include New Trade Pacts

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 3:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has expanded its rules on safeguard investigations to cover free trade agreements with Australia, South Korea, Panama and 14 other countries, according to Monday's Federal Register.

The ITC said it is adopting a final rule that applies to procedures that previously concerned only those safeguard investigations related to the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act — involving only imports from Canada and Mexico — so that each of the recent free trade agreements will also fall under it.

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