WASHINGTON – Based on new legislation, importers are required to determine no producers in their supply chains in any foreign country are employing North Korean nationals as forced laborers to produce goods imported into the US.

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WASHINGTON – The US Department of Commerce said it started an investigation into possible dumping in the US market of imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan, according to reports.

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SAN FRANCISCO – Awareness of green electronics is growing, but compliance is not.

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NOMI, ISHIKAWA PREF., JAPAN – Murata Manufacturing has acquired Sony's PCB fabrication here as part of its plans to expand capacity for circuit boards for smartphones.

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TORONTO – Firan Technology Group reported circuits segment sales in the third quarter were down $1.3 million, or 8.8%, compared to the same quarter last year. The decrease is predominantly due to increased intercompany activity supporting the ramp up in Aerospace Chatsworth, which is not reflected in consolidated sales, the firm says.

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HOOSICK FALLS, NY — Oak-Mitsui will shutter its plant here by January and lay off 20 workers.

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