The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Registration for 2016 opens Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Entries must be submitted electronically at: https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ between noon on October 1, 2014, and noon on November 3,...more
A whistleblower alleged that the manufacturer knowingly violated the Trade Agreements Act’s country of origin requirement.
Government contractors must agree that the products they sell to the U.S. government under...more
The scope definition contained in a trade relief order determines whether a product is subject to antidumping or countervailing duties, i.e., whether the imported product is "subject merchandise." When component parts of...more
In This Issue:
- Commerce Issues Preliminary Determination Finding Chinese Solar Producers Receive Countervailable Subsidies
- United States Prevails in WTO Dispute Challenging China's Duties on U.S....more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is hoping for another bite at the apple in the legal controversy surrounding its conflict minerals rule (“CM rule”). At the same time, an unrelated case raising nearly identical...more
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
- Senators express concern about FDA’s use of draft guidance documents to...more
The D.C. Circuit will rehear American Meat Institute v. U.S. Department of Agriculture en banc later this month. This case presents a First Amendment challenge to a rule requiring that meat products be labeled with precise...more
What is the “country of origin” for the drugs you manufacture? This question arises every time a pharmaceutical company labels a drug, imports it, exports it, markets it, or sells it to the U.S. government. Unfortunately, the...more
The Department of Defense (DoD) recently issued an interim rule amending the applicable Defense Federal Regulation Acquisition Supplement (DFARS) related to country of origin determinations for photovoltaic (PV) devices...more
On July 23, the District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a challenge to the conflict minerals rule adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2012 and published in September 2012. Plaintiffs...more
One of the most perplexing questions that has plagued the government contracting community in recent years relates to the country of origin for computer software. Where most government procurements restrict the purchase of...more
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