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Trade & Manufacturing - January 2018

January 2018 CFIUS Legislative Update - The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency committee authorized to review transactions that could result in control of a U.S. business by a...more

Brexit Update: Negotiations Move To The Next Phase After Joint Report

On December 8, 2017, the UK and the EU issued a Joint Report on the first phase of negotiations covering Brexit. This document included three significant provisions...more

1/12/2018  /  EU , Negotiations , UK , UK Brexit

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - December 2017

“Core Elements” Of TPP-11 Agreement Reached In Vietnam - On November 10, 2017, Trade Ministers from the eleven remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries (minus the United States) announced that they had reached...more

Brexit Update: Practical Considerations For Business As Rumors Of A Transition Agreement Swirl

Reports are emerging that an agreement-in-principle has been reached on the Brexit Bill, in preparation for a meeting on Monday, December 4 between UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the...more

12/7/2017  /  EU , Transitional Arrangements , UK , UK Brexit

Trade and Manufacturing Alert - October 2017

NAFTA Renegotiation Status Update: Third Round Of Talks Conclude In Ottawa, Fourth Round Begins In Washington On October 11 The third round of talks on “renegotiation and modernization” of the North American Free Trade...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - October 2017

U.K. Revenue And Customs Head Testifies On Post-Brexit Border And Customs Issues On September 14, 2017, the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament Treasury Committee met with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) officials to...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - September 2017

Trump Administration Commences China Section 301 Investigation - On August 14, 2017, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum instructing United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to determine...more

Trump Administration Commences China Section 301 Investigation

On August 14, 2017, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum instructing United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to determine whether or not to investigate “any of China’s laws, policies,...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - August 2017

USTR Issues NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives - On July 17, 2017, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer released the Trump Administration’s objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade...more

ITC Issues Report On Competitive Conditions Affecting U.S. Aluminum Industry

On February 24, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee (the Committee) requested, under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, that the International Trade Commission (the Commission) conduct a...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - July 2017

Ambassador Lighthizer Visits Congress To Discuss The President’s Trade Policy Agenda - In June, the Senate Finance Committee and Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives held hearings on the new...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - July 2017

Update on Border Adjustment Tax - On June 13, 2017, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) suggested a five-year phase-in for the border-adjustment tax (BAT). The BAT proposal, a key part of Republican...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - May 2017

U.S. Government To Investigate Effects Of Steel, Aluminum Imports On National Security - In late April, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross initiated two investigations to determine the effects of imported steel and aluminum on...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - May 2017

Public Comments And Hearing Regarding Administration Report On Significant Trade Deficits - On April 17, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Commerce Department Investigates Evasion of Steel Duties

On November 14 and 17, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) published initiation notices for anti-circumvention inquiries on the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on corrosion-resistant steel and cold-rolled...more

Trade & Manufacturing - October 2016

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

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - October 2016

The WTO Opens Its Doors for the 15th Annual Public Forum - For the fifteenth time, the World Trade Organization (WTO) hosted its annual Public Forum in Geneva to provide a platform for an exchange of views among...more

ITC Puts 337 Case on Imports of Steel on Hold

On April 26, the United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that certain unfair trade practices relating to the import of steel carbon and alloy steel...more

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