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Buy American and Hire American – New Executive Order Promises to Put American Workers First, But Practical Impacts Remain Unclear

On April 18, President Trump signed a new executive order (EO) at a ceremony in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The EO is entitled “Buy American and Hire American” and focuses on these two themes, with the President’s stated goal of...more

Public Comments And Hearing Regarding Administration Report On Significant Trade Deficit

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On April 17, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (“Commerce”) published a Federal Register notice regarding a public...more

Administration Issues Executive Order Providing Framework for its Domestic Buying and Hiring Preferences for Federal Procurement...

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"My Administration will follow two simple rules: Buy American, and hire American.” - President Donald J. Trump. - Fulfilling a prominent campaign promise, today President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) detailing...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - April 2017

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United States and Japan May Discuss Trade Agreement - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has expressed a desire that ongoing economic dialogue between the United States and Japan include discussions on free trade and...more

President Trump Signs Executive Order Calling for Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits

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On March 31, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to prepare an "Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits". The report will...more

Preparing For Heightened Antidumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) Enforcement Under the Trump Administration

As the Trump administration comes into its third month, we have clues, but must speculate on how that administration will modify Iran sanctions, NAFTA, foreign investment, and tariffs on China. In contrast, recently issued...more

"Trump Administration Takes New Actions to Enforce Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties and Customs Laws"

On March 31, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Trade Representative and the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Justice and Treasury...more

Night Note: The 1st 100 Days

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Trump Executive Orders - On March 31, President Trump signed two Executive Orders that will potentially have a significant impact on U.S. international trade: A new study on trade deficits may serve as 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

Trump Executive Orders Target Trade Deficits and Duty Collection

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On March 31, 2017, President Trump issued two executive orders aimed at enhancing trade enforcement and drilling down on the causes of significant deficits with U.S. trading partners. These orders require: (1) development of...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

As the Trump presidency completes its first 10 weeks, the administration is celebrating big wins on the regulatory reform front while nursing some wounds from a major defeat on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable...more

USTR Releases President Trump’s National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017

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On March 1, 2017, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released the President's National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017, providing the Trump administration's first formal, written statement of its trade policy...more

Night Note: The 1st 100 Days

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross informed a congressional trade committee that in mid-March the Administration will formally notify Congress of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA. This provides a timeframe for industry to assess...more

Night Note: The 1st 100 Days

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Seeking to avoid exposure to the dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the head of the new White House National Trade Council has requested a legal analysis from the U.S. Trade...more

The U.S.-EU Covered Agreement: Different Assessments By Different Audiences

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On January 13, 2017, the week before the inauguration of President Trump, the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that the negotiations between the full text of the agreement...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

The first four weeks of the Trump administration have brought a flurry of policy and regulatory activity through Executive Orders (EO), proposed new legislation and review of existing regulation. After eight years of the...more

US, EU Enter Into Covered Agreement on Insurance

On Jan. 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative ("USTR") released the terms of the long-awaited covered agreement between the United States and the European Union (the...more

CFIUS and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

One of the themes of the Trump campaign was the need for enhanced national security. Although the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is not mentioned in Mr. Trump’s 100-day plan, it is highly likely...more

The U.S. And The European Union Successfully Complete Negotiations For Covered Agreement

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As we previously reported in June 2016, the United States and the European Union were in discussions to enter into a Covered Agreement. The Dodd-Frank Act introduced Covered Agreements as a means for limited federal intrusion...more

US and EU Negotiate Covered Agreement on Insurance and Reinsurance Regulation

by Locke Lord LLP on

On January 13, 2017, the US Department of the Treasury and the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced they have negotiated a “covered agreement” on behalf of the United States (US) with the European Union...more

Implications of the 2016 US Presidential Election for Trade Policy

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The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States will have important implications for US trade policy. Assessing these implications in the immediate aftermath of the presidential election is,...more

Six Ways U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on IP Enforcement Impacts Public Health and Safety

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On December 12, 2016, the Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) in the Executive Office of the President issued a much-awaited interagency plan on intellectual property (IP) enforcement. The...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - December 2016

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Deadline for Submitting Comments on Evasion Regulations Extended - On August 22, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an Interim Final Rule proposing regulations to implement Trade Facilitation and Trade...more

Previewing Trade Policy in the Trump Administration - Part 2: China

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Throughout Donald Trump’s campaign, a prominent theme was the candidate’s willingness to address perceived shortcomings in the United States’ trade policies and dealings with foreign countries. These...more

Building on a New Foundation: U.S.-Africa Trade & Investment

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As a result of the initiatives put into place over the last two decades, the United States has positioned itself to take advantage of Africa’s economic resurgence, suggests a report issued by the Office of U.S. Trade...more

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