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Chemicals, Compliance and the Toxic Substances Control Act

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) required the compiling of a national register of chemicals that were manufactured in or imported into the United States for a non-exempt commercial purpose, and the first TSCA Inventory...more

July 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: FCC Adopts Major Changes to Approval Procedures for Many RF Devices, E-Labeling, Importation...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”), at its July 13, 2017, Open Meeting updated its equipment authorization procedures and rules in a number of ways that will be of great interest to everyone in the...more

Protecting Your Manufacturing Innovations from Foreign Competition

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Commercial necessity often dictates that even though an innovation in the manufacturing process for a product occurs in the United States, the product may actually be made overseas and then sent to the United States for sale....more

Tax Law Changes in Saudi Arabia

by Jones Day on

On June 11, 2017, the Saudi Arabian Excise Tax Law ("Excise Tax Law"), as enacted by Royal Decree No. M/86 and dated 27/8/1438 H / May 23, 2017, came into force in Saudi Arabia. The new law implements the GCC Unified...more

Trade Agreements Leading Up to NAFTA Renegotiations, US Industry Response

by Cozen O'Connor on

While formal NAFTA renegotiation has not begun, there has been movement by the administration to begin reshaping trade deals with both Mexico and Canada since President Trump announced his plans and sent notice to Congress to...more

EPA Proposes Extended Deadlines for Formaldehyde Emission Standards in Composite Wood Products

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a direct final rule that would extend compliance deadlines in its Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products. While this direct final rule does not address the...more

EU-U.S. Agreement for Mutual Recognition of GMP Inspections Entered Into Force

by Jones Day on

On March 4, 2017, the "Decision No 1/2017 of March 1, 2017, of the Joint Committee established under Article 14 of the Agreement on Mutual Recognition between the European Community and the United States of America, amending...more

Leak reveals NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives

by Polsinelli on

A recently leaked draft letter from the Acting U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Steven Vaughn, which would notify Congress of the Administration’s intent to request renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement...more

TSCA Amendment: Upcoming Inventory Rule

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On June 22, 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (the Amendment), which amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), was signed into law. Under this amendment, EPA was authorized, amongst...more

Amid Uncertain Trade Climate, a Look at Top Imports, Exports With Mexico

Auto companies, computer manufacturers and oil producers are closely watching how the trade relationship evolves between the U.S. and Mexico under President Donald Trump. Their products are among the top U.S. exports to...more

U.S. Ammonium Sulfate Manufacturers Win Relief from Unfair Imports from China

by King & Spalding on

On February 8, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that domestic producers of ammonium sulfate are materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports from China. As a result,...more

Important New Business Tax Proposals for U.S. Tax System

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

During the past few months, there has been considerable speculation over potential changes to the U.S. tax system that could have an impact on international businesses. At this stage, the discussions are preliminary and the...more

“Made in the USA” Claims

by Bryan Cave on

Although every product imported into the United States must be marked with its country of origin pursuant to Section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930, most products manufactured domestically are not required to list the United...more

U.S. Wooden Bedroom Furniture Manufacturers Win Continued Relief from Unfair Imports

by King & Spalding on

On January 10, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from China would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of material...more

The (Border) Adjustment Bureau: Hold On to Your (Imported) Hats

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Retailers would be wise to pay close attention to the upcoming tax-plan deliberations of the 115th U.S. Congress. A proposal currently being considered would adjust the U.S. corporate tax by making imports a non-deductible...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Turns out the Fed’s plate isn’t just full of decisions surrounding interest rates. It’s got a massive portfolio of mortgage and Treasury securities that needs some serious tending, too....more

Obama Administration Issues Changes to Iran Sanctions Regulations That Benefit Exporters of Medicine, Medical Devices and...

by Hogan Lovells on

On December 23, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) published a number of changes to the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (“ITSR,” 31 C.F.R. Part 560) that expanded the...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - January 2017

by King & Spalding on

Customs and Border Protection Issues Update On Enforcement Of Trade Orders - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released its AD/CVD Update for June/July 2016. As explained in the January 2015 and the August 2016...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

EPA’s Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Pose Challenges for Industry, Particularly Importers

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Importers, retailers, and others that sell goods containing plywood or other composite wood products face significant compliance challenges from EPA’s new Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products (the...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - November 2016

by King & Spalding on

Anniversary of Softwood Lumber Agreement Expiration Could Bring New Trade Case - October 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the expiration of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement between the United States and Canada and...more

Landmark Reform of Federal Chemicals Law Will Significantly Impact Chemical Manufacturers and Users

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century Act (“Lautenberg Act”), a sweeping and historic overhaul of our nation’s primary chemical management law, the...more

Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Petition Process Goes Live - Potential for up to $500,000 in duty relief per product

by King & Spalding on

The U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) has begun accepting petitions seeking temporary duty suspensions and reductions pursuant to the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (“the Act”). The Act...more

Trade & Manufacturing - October 2016

by King & Spalding on

What the Next President Should Do About U.S. Manufacturing - Top industry executives, political leaders, small business and trade union leaders, researchers and policymakers are offering a blueprint for maintaining the...more

ITC Votes to Impose Duties on Steel Imports

by King & Spalding on

In September, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made affirmative determinations that imports of cold-rolled and hot-rolled steel flat products from several countries injure or threaten to injure U.S. producers of...more

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