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Red Notice Newsletter - April 2017

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Former Magyar Telekom Executives Settle Bribery Charges – On April 24, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that two former executives of Magyar Telekom, a...more

President Trump Issues Two Executive Orders on Trade and Customs Enforcement, and Trade Deficits

On March 31, President Trump signed two Executive Orders (EOs) that address trade. The first EO addresses increased enforcement of U.S. trade and customs laws and specifically calls for plans and strategies to combat the...more

U.S. Customs and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

During the campaign, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) was mostly mentioned by President Trump in the context of illegal immigration. Controlling the flow of people, however, is only one of the jobs of CBP, which is part...more

Key Trade Appointees and President Trump’s Approach to International Trade Policy

by Perkins Coie on

President Trump has now appointed the senior members of his administration (some of whom remain subject to U.S. Senate confirmation) who will help him develop, coordinate and enforce U.S. trade policy. Examining the...more

International Trade Litigation and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Globalization and the need to efficiently deploy corporate resources have led many multinational companies to establish global supply networks. Although these efforts often lead to the efficient deployment of capital,...more

TTB Publishes Final Rule to Streamline Importation and Exportation Procedures

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On December 22, 2016, TTB published a Final Rule implementing the streamlined importation and exportation procedures established by the International Trade Data System (ITDS). See 91 Fed. Reg. 94186 (Dec. 22, 1016). ITDS is...more

EPA Revises Hazardous Waste Import-Export Rules

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On October 28, 2016, the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a rule finalizing significant modifications to the requirements governing the export and import of hazardous waste. The...more

Getting Your Goods Through Port Faster While Keeping the Country Safe– Is Membership in C-TPAT Right for You?

by Baker Donelson on

If you are importing a large volume of products from abroad and are not aware of the C-TPAT program administered by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), then you may want to consider the benefits of the program. C-TPAT is...more

It’s All About Compliance

This Alert is one in an occasional series of articles providing tips about various topics which arise routinely with import and export transactions. These tips are published with the intention to aid international traders in...more

Interim Regulations Issued on Investigations of Evasion of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties

The anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) laws provide companies that manufacture products in the United States with a remedy for the injury caused by imports of products that are dumped (i.e., sold at unfairly low...more

The Consequences of the UK Referendum on Membership of the EU for UK International Trade Rules – Managing Uncertainty

by King & Spalding on

This note offers a brief overview of what is happening and how business can react as well as an overview of the main options available for the UK in framing its future relationship with the EU. It then provides a slightly...more

Trade & Manufacturing - May 2016

by King & Spalding on

Relief from Unfair Imports of Plastic Retail Carrier Bags to Continue for Five More Years - On April 27, the International Trade Commission (Commission) issued the public views of its unanimous determination in favor of...more

The Global Steel Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

by King & Spalding on

Hearings held by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and Congressional Steel Caucus during April 12-14 provided a direct look at how steel overcapacity in foreign countries has drastically affected the domestic steel...more

Trade & Manufacturing - April 2016

by King & Spalding on

President’s Trip to Cuba Accompanied by Expanded Treasury and Commerce Regulations - On March 20, President Obama arrived in Cuba for an historic visit, marking a significant step in the Obama Administration’s efforts to...more

TFTEA – Export Focus

In earlier editions of our Alert, we first summarized the new law, then addressed the intellectual property rights changes it contained, and most recently covered the organizational structure. Now, we turn to the export...more

ITC Section 337 Update – March 2016

by King & Spalding on

BriarTek IP, Inc. Petitions for Writ of Certiorari - On February 10, 2016, BriarTek IP, Inc. filed a petition for writ of certiorari to review a judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that...more

Congress Passes the Customs Reauthorization Bill

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Last week the U.S. Congress passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, also known as the Customs Reauthorization Bill. The Bill, which we expect to be signed by the President, will update U.S. Customs...more

ACE Deadline Reminder for Imports and Exports

On February 28, 2016, those involved with imports and exports are preparing to undergo a major transition. As of that date, all entries must be filed using the new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system. ACE not only...more

Legal Trends: International Trade

The TPP is an ambitious economic and free trade agreement between Canada and 11 other countries — including the United States, Australia and Japan — who represent one-third of all international trade and over 775 million...more

U.S. Customs Ruling Impacts Crude Oil Shipments

by Reed Smith on

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) expanded U.S.-flag requirements in a recent ruling requiring shippers to use costly U.S.-flag vessels when shipping processed condensate to and from a foreign country to be blended...more

You Can Check Out Anytime You Want, But You Can Never Leave: FDA Import Detentions and Recommendations to Minimize Delays

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

In The Eagles’ song, “Hotel California,” Don Henley sings, “You can check out anytime you want, but you can never leave.” Life science companies can try to import all they want, but that doesn’t mean the products will make it...more

EPA Proposes Revisions to Hazardous Waste Import-Export Rules

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On October 19, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed significant modifications to rules governing the export and import of hazardous waste. The proposal would affect transboundary shipments...more

EPA Proposes Changes To RCRA Hazardous Waste Export And Import Regulations

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

Prompted by a 2013 Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) report on hazardous waste exports from the U.S. and changes to the 2001 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Council Decision for...more

CBP Updates Timeline for Mandatory Use of ACE

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) recently released an updated timeline for the mandatory use of the Automated Commercial Environment (“ACE”). Customs has been working with partner government agencies and the trade...more

Attention Exporters: C-TPAT Web Portal Updated Adding Exporter Application

by Baker Donelson on

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification program is a voluntary government program through which importers and exporters can agree to implement and maintain a set of predetermined supply chain...more

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