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David R. Hamill, Teresa M. Polino, David Salkeld, Antonio J. Rivera, Leah Scarpelli, Russell A. Semmel*
For these tariffs to become effective, the US Trade Representative will need to publish a final notice after public comment and hearing.
China Section 301 List 3 Developments: An Increase to 25 Percent and Possibly an Exclusion Process – And Then a List 4?
On Sunday, May 5, President Donald Trump announced that the Section 301 tariffs on List 3 products will increase from 10 percent to 25 percent on Friday, May 10, and to expect a fourth list of $325 billion in Chinese imports to be taxed at 25 percent.
Fashion accessory and luxury goods importers of fine jewelry and costume jewelry containing gemstones and/or precious metals (e.g., gold), should be aware of a current proposal being considered by State Department officials.
WASHINGTON, DC – Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 31 Arent Fox LLP attorneys as leaders in their field.
Companies have been on high alert since hearing about a potential shut down of the US-Mexican border, which we reported on in our prior alert. We provide the most up to date information on the situation on the border below:
After years and years of waiting, it popped out of the hat like a Bunny just in time for Easter. The new 22 CFR 126.4 ITAR license exemption for transfers of defense articles and defense services by or for the US Government (USG) went into effect on April 19, 2019.
On April 8, 2019, the USTR announced that it is initiating an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to enforce the rights of the United States in the WTO dispute involving subsidies provided to the large civil aircraft industry by the European Union.
Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the President has the authority to impose tariffs on imports to counter trade practices that the US Trade Representative finds either to violate or conflict with a trade agreement or to burden or restrict US commerce unjustifiably.
Companies have been hearing about a potential shut down of the US-Mexican border and we have compiled the latest information available.
Customs and Border Protection Proposes to Require a Social Compliance Program as Part of Its CTPAT Cargo Security Program
Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1307) prohibits the importation of merchandise mined, produced or manufactured, wholly or in part, in any foreign country by forced or indentured child labor – including forced child labor.
On March 4, the Trump Administration announced the termination of India and Turkey as recipients of the Generalized System of Preferences, on grounds that neither country adheres to the program’s statutory eligibility criteria.
It’s Complicated: Employers Who Ignore the Interplay Between US Export Control and Anti-Discrimination Laws Risk Penalties
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun, Nancy A. Noonan, Jennifer C. Terry, Regan K. Alberda, Berin S. Romagnolo, Sylvia G. Costelloe
Three recent settlements between very different employers and the US Department of Justice have highlighted the need for employers to be mindful of the complex interplay between export control laws and anti-discrimination provisions in US immigration laws.
Economic sanctions turbulence continued virtually unabated in 2018 and into early 2019, making work for the sanctions experts both in and out of the US government.
“Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross formally submitted to President Donald J. Trump the results of the Department of Commerce’s investigation into the effect of imports of automobiles and automobile parts on the national security of the United States.”
WASHINGTON, DC — Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its International Trade and National Security practices with the addition of Partner David R. Hanke.
With the escalating political turmoil in Venezuela over the past few weeks, the Trump Administration responded – at least in part – with the imposition of additional sanctions.
Arent Fox LLP, on behalf of MedTrade Inc., Transpacific Steel LLC, and A.G. Royce Metal Marketing LLC, filed a lawsuit before the US Court of International Trade against the Trump administration that argues doubling tariffs on steel imports from Turkey is unlawful.
Section 301 Update: No List 3 Exclusion Process for Now; Expect Delays on List 1 and 2 Exclusion Reviews
The US Trade Representative has announced the Trump administration’s intention of leaving companies subject to the 10 percent tariff rate under Section 301 List 3 without an exclusion process.
The US Trade Representative (USTR) has released the first batch of approvals for exemptions from the 25% tariff on Chinese imports under Section 301 List 1. Of the 10,768 List 1 exclusions requests filed, the USTR has granted 984 exclusion requests (9%) and denied 1,257 requests (12%).
In a steady drumbeat of US sanctions targeting Iran during the month of November 2018, the Office of Foreign Assets Control has designated Iran-based financial facilitators of malicious cyber activity and, for the first time, associated digital currency addresses.
For more than two decades, a broad range of cross-border financial transactions between the United States, Canada, and Mexico were ruled by the 1994 NAFTA.
Action Alert: BIS Publishes List of Emerging Technologies That It Is Considering Subjecting to Unilateral US Export Controls. Your Company May Need to File Comments by December 19, 2018!
If the turbulence of 2018 caused business executives grief, the year ahead is unlikely to provide much relief. Foremost is the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). If most political pundits are correct, the three governments will likely be able to ratify the USMCA in time to be in full fo