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NAFTA is not the only important trade issue on Congress’ radar this Fall

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The US trade policy conversation has been dominated by the NAFTA renegotiations, the Trump administration’s resurrection of Section 232 national security investigations on aluminum and steel, Section 201 safeguard...more

France Moves Toward Ending All Regulated Tariffs for Natural Gas Sales

by Jones Day on

The Ruling: The Conseil d'État (France's Administrative Supreme Court) has ruled that the public service obligation to supply natural gas at regulated tariffs in France contravened EU law. In particular, it affirmed that no...more

SMART Moves to a New Forum: Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities to Consider a SMART Tariff

Stakeholders have been following the development of “SMART” as a successor to the SREC program in Massachusetts for more than a year.  (See our previous posts on the development process here, here, and here.)  As it stands,...more

Suniva SolarWorld Section 201 Solar Panel Proceeding - UPDATE

On May 23, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("USITC") initiated a proceeding under section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 to determine if imports of crystalline solar photovoltaic ("CSPV") cells and modules are...more

Department of Energy Proposes Major Changes to Wholesale Power Market Rules

by Hogan Lovells on

During his confirmation hearing to be Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry repeatedly expressed support for an “all of the above” approach to energy development and use. On Friday, September 29, he initiated one of the first...more

CETA: A New Opportunity, and Challenge, for Canadian Companies

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Canadian exporters should have 500 million new consumers on their radar. The Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) has come into effect provisionally, immediately eliminating 98% of...more

CIT Finds That Home Depot Doorknobs Are Locks

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In a recent opinion, the Court of International Trade upheld the determination by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that certain doorknobs imported by home-improvement retailer Home Depot are properly classified as...more

5 Things Reflected in the ITC’s Suniva Injury-Phase Vote and What Comes Next

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The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted unanimously on September 22, 2017, for an affirmative determination of injury to U.S. producers of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) products, such as solar cells,...more

U.S. Solar Industry and Alternative Energy Market Await “Global Safeguard” Remedy Recommendations by U.S. International Trade...

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The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined on Friday, September 22, 2017, that Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (CSPV) cells (regardless whether they are assembled fully or partially into other products)...more

ITC Decision Could Cloud Outlook for Solar Project Developers

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A recent decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") could have long-term consequences for the U.S. solar industry. On September 22, 2017, the ITC found, by a vote of 4-0, that rising imports have caused...more

EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement (CETA)

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”), the much anticipated free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada went into effect on September 21st. CETA is a terrific opportunity for global companies...more

U.S. Solar Industry Braces for Potential Tariffs After U.S. International Trade Commission Decision

by Holland & Knight LLP on

After the U.S. International Trade Commission's (ITC) ruling on September 22 that importers of solar panels have seriously injured domestic solar panel manufacturers, the U.S. solar industry is set for a period of...more

Renewable Energy Update - September 2017 #3

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Renewable Energy Focus - Solar industry roiled by trade ruling that some fear could lead to tariffs - Washington Post - Sep 22 - The U.S. solar industry was roiled on Friday by a unanimous ruling in a much...more

Section 201 Solar Trade Case Injury Determination

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The U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC" or "Commission") unanimously determined on September 22, 2017 that low-cost, imported solar equipment has caused serious injury to the domestic solar cell and panel industry. As...more

Solar Flare-up with China

Two actions took place at the end of last week which heighten concerns that a trade war with China could be ever more likely. First, there was the preliminary decision in the solar panels 201 case. Then, we had the additional...more

CETA Now In Force: Are You Maximizing the Benefits?

On September 21, 2017, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) comes into force on a provisional basis. If they haven’t already done so, it is now time for Canadian businesses to take steps...more

A Primer on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

CETA is the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union (EU) and its member states. CETA comprises 30 chapters of rules respecting trade between Canada and the EU. The agreement was signed...more

EU Customs Developments: April-August 2017

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EU Customs Policy - Full UCC implementation not possible by 2020 - In a meeting held by the European Parliament (EP)’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee on 21 June 2017, the EU Commissioner for...more

ITC Prepares to Vote on the Suniva/SolarWorld proceeding re Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells

by Stoel Rives LLP on

As we approach the critical September 22 vote of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for the U.S. solar industry, here is a brief review of how we arrived at this point and what to expect. This vote will...more

U.S. Investigation Of Steel Flanges From China And India

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce began its preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930. The Department of Commerce is looking into whether the imports...more

Projects and Energy Weekly Snippets

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Kubayi sets 77c/kWh price cap and October deadline for signing of 26 renewables projects - Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi stipulated that all the projects would be subject to a 77c/kWh tariff cap; a price point that...more

Will NAFTA Renegotiation Bring Joy to Retailers?

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Retailers are looking ahead to the holiday season, but many are also watching the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation, which is ambitiously (and improbably) slated to conclude around the holiday season....more

Window on Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - Vol. 1, Issue 22

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House Rules Committee Posts Text of Spending Bills, Striking DACA Provision: House Rules Committee posts text for eight appropriations bills, striking language in the fi­nancial services spending bill allowing participants in...more

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 6 - The Trump Administration’s Objectives in Renegotiating NAFTA

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This publication is our sixth installment in a series designed to provide our clients in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and related industries with monthly updates on any action taken by the Trump...more

Entry into Force by Procedure on Open Discussion of Tariffs to Be Established by the Ukrainian Regulator

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Please be informed that on 22 July 2017, the Procedure on Conducting Open Discussion of Draft Decisions of the Ukrainian Regulator No. 866 of 30 June 2017 (the “Procedure”) entered into force as of its official publication on...more

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