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Export Compliance Certifications to Be Imposed on U.S. Employers of Foreign Nationals

Effective on February 20, 2011, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency (“USCIS”) will impose new export control certification requirements for companies in the United States who petition that agency seeking authorization for an alien to come to the United States temporarily to perform services or to receive training.

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CPSC Alert - Certificate Of Conformity Required For Certain Adult Products As Of January 26, 2011

COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATIONS TO BE REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN ADULT PRODUCTS AS OF JANUARY 26TH, 2011

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New Consumer Product Safety Information Database To Post Consumer Complaints

Commencing in March 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") will provide the public with access to product hazard information via a new database. The database will give consumers a forum to post complaints regarding products as well as provide the public with advance notice of potentially dangerous products as reported by consumers. Currently, only published product recall information has been available to the public and searchable on the CPSC website. This new database is significant in that businesses will now have to be diligent in monitoring these posts and timely responding to potentially false or misleading information.

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U.S. - China "Knit-To-Shape" Quota Exemption

The recently concluded U.S. – China textile agreement provides that certain knit-to-shape garments classifiable within quota categories 338/339 and 638/639 are exempt from quota. The quota exempt items are described as follows:

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