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 The California Air Resources Board (CARB) held a Technical Working Group meeting Aug. 6 to discuss proposals for further reducing high-global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from stationary refrigeration and air conditioning (AC) equipment.

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Canada’s Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (ODSHAR) address the country’s obligation to reduce ozone-depleting substances as set out in the Montreal Protocol.

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One year ago, California Governor Jerry Brown signed sweeping legislation requiring that all the state’s energy come from clean power sources by 2045.

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California Assembly Bill 619 has passed allowing restaurants to use reusable cups and containers brought in by customers as part of the state’s commitment to reduce single-use plastics. As more people attempt to reduce, reuse and recycle, restaurant guests are increasing bringing their own reusable containers for dine-in, takeout and leftovers. The Bill clarifies how […]

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Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China concluded July 31 without achieving significant progress. Since then, China has allowed its currency to weaken against the dollar, making its exports more affordable despite U.S. tariffs.

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House Democrats continued to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and his team during the August Congressional recess to discuss concerns about certain aspects of the United States ‒ Mexico ‒ Canada Agreement (USMCA). Specifically, they want to ensure Mexico’s adherence to stricter labor and environmental standards included in the Agreement.

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The U.S. Department of Commerce has launched a new portal for exclusion requests. Exclusion requests submitted before June 13 will continue to be addressed via www.regulations.gov.

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NAFEM member Mark Sanford, chief engineer-compliance, Unified Brands, Conyers, Ga., has been working to better understand Mexico’s new requirements to its Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOMs) for imported electrical and electronic goods.

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