David Townsend

David Townsend

Perkins Coie

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U.S.-China ITA Breakthrough May Reduce Tariffs on High-Tech Products

On November 10, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced a major breakthrough in negotiations with China to eliminate tariffs on information technology products by expanding the scope of the International...more

11/18/2014 - China Negotiations Popular Tariffs Technology

Turmoil In Ukraine (Part II): U.S. Halts Export Licenses For Dual-Use And Defense Items To Russia; Congress Acts To Codify And...

U.S. government agencies announced this week that they have suspended issuing export licenses to companies sending or releasing sensitive goods, services and technology to Russia. This development will prevent companies from...more

3/31/2014 - Exports Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Turmoil In Ukraine: Actions Your Company Can Take Now As Sanctions Against Russia Escalate

Events are rapidly evolving with respect to Russia’s recent military incursion into, and subsequent annexation of, Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. The Obama Administration considers Russia’s acts to be clear violations of...more

3/24/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

U.S. Industry Files New Allegations Against Solar Products From China And Taiwan

On December 31, 2013, SolarWorld Industries America (SolarWorld), a U.S. manufacturer of solar panels, petitioned the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) for additional tariffs on...more

1/8/2014 - Anti-Dumping Duty China Countervailing Duties ITC Solar Panels

How Should U.S. Companies React To The Iran Nuclear Deal And Which Sanctions Are Suspended?

The United States agreed to suspend certain sanctions against Iran over the weekend as part of an agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program. The agreement, which provides for a six-month first step towards a...more

11/29/2013 - Barack Obama Iran Sanctions Nuclear Power OFAC SDN List

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