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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

FTC Moving Away From “Lax Enforcement” with Made in USA Claims

The FTC recently announced that glue maker, Chemence, paid a landmark $1.2 million settlement to resolve allegations that the company failed to comply with a 2016 Order regarding “Made in USA” claims. The 2016 Order required...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Initial Impact on Trade Topics

The U.K. and the EU conclude the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which entered into force on December 31, 2020. The Agreement provides guidance on origin rules that must be met for products to benefit from duty-free...more

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The UK-EU trade deal: What you need to know

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On Christmas Eve, the United Kingdom and European Union finally agreed a trade deal – the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) – which will define the post-Brexit trading relationship between the European Union and United...more

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Using Third-Country Components? Buyer Beware – New AD/CVD Orders Target Third Country Production

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When imports are suspected of violating US trade law or when they threaten US economic interests, trade litigation (read: trade investigation cases) kicks in. This section focuses on third-country transshipment concerns in...more

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Asian trade deal signed into law

Report on Supply Chain Compliance 3, no. 23 (December 10, 2020) - The 15 partners to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) signed the agreement Nov. 15, 2020, enacting the largest ever trade deal by...more

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How To Avoid A U.S. Importer's Costly Trade-Compliance Error

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A recent dispute between an importer and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) serves as a stark reminder that the “substantial transformation” test used to determine the country of origin of imported goods is far from...more

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Ground Rules for Made in USA Claims and Foreign Origin Markings

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Manufacturers regularly ask us for guidance on the ground rules for “Made in USA” claims. The phrase has a certain cachet in today’s market, which makes the value of confirming availability for its use, and the correct manner...more

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InterConnect Newsletter - Fall 2020

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One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is the renewed need for transportation providers to consider strengthening operating platforms by expanding into new markets, integrating new offerings or adjacent services, or growing the...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

“Buy American” Update: FDA Issues List Of Essential Medicines Required By Executive Order

On October 30, 2020 the FDA published a list of essential medicines, medical countermeasures, and critical inputs as required by President Trump’s August 2020 Executive Order on Ensuring Essential Medicines, Medical...more

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OFAC settles case involving goods with more than de minimis controlled U.S.-origin content

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On 24 September 2020, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) announced a settlement with Keysight Technologies, Inc. (Keysight) for sanctions violations committed by its former subsidiary,...more

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Made in the USA: False US-origin labeling class actions dismissed

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Country of origin labeling (COOL) is more than a “cool” marketing opportunity – it is a labeling law. Class action dismissal - Last month, the District of New Mexico dismissed two proposed class action lawsuits...more

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Made in USA Proposed Rule: FTC Commissioners’ Statements Show Rift as Comment Period Closes

On June 22, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission issued a proposed Made in USA Rule regulating how businesses can advertise that their products are made in the U.S., and giving the agency discretion to impose civil penalties. ...more

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[Webinar] Understanding Country of Origin - September 17th, 9:00 am - 10:15 am CT

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U.S. Country of Origin rules are becoming increasingly complex. Some of the rules of origin previously applicable under the NAFTA have changed with the implementation of the USMCA; the substantial transformation test must be...more

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

MarkIt to Market® - August 2020: Would a Picnic be Complete Without Gruyère Cheese from...Wisconsin?

PARMIGIANO-REGGIANO cheese and CHAMPAGNE sparkling wine. These are not only delicious products, welcome at any well-appointed summer picnic, but also geographical certification marks – a subset of trademarks limited to use by...more

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MarkIt to Market® - August 2020

We are excited to introduce the new look of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® newsletter! The August 2020 issue discusses a recent precedential TTAB case regarding an attempt to protect Gruyère cheese as a geographic...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

FTC Seeks Comments on Its Proposed Made in USA Rule

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has requested comments on its proposed Made in USA rule, which would codify its Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims and allow the FTC to seek civil penalties for violations. ...more

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CBP Issues Guidance on New Marking Requirements for Goods from Hong Kong

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As discussed previously, President Trump issued an Executive Order on July 14, 2020, concerning certain import and export trade requirements between the US and China. Goods produced in Hong Kong will be required to be...more

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New EU-Vietnam FTA Enters into Force

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A new landmark free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union entered into force on 1 August 2020.  The agreement provides expansive preferential treatment for both goods and services, recognition and protection...more

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Executive Order 13936, Hong Kong, and China Section 301 Duties

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Pursuant to the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, the U.S. has afforded Hong Kong with special status as compared to the People’s Republic of China (“China”). In response to China’s imposition of national security...more

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Tea Drinkers Bag Bigelow Tea for “Made in USA” Claims

On July 13, consumers filed a class action complaint in California federal court against Bigelow Tea, alleging the company falsely and deceptively represented that its tea products were made in the United States. Plaintiffs...more

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FTC proposal codifying “Made in USA” standard extends enforcement to online advertising, and enhances enforcement capabilities

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on 22 June 2020 voted to adopt regulations codifying its long-standing Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims (Policy Statement). The proposed regulations come after the FTC...more

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(Maybe) Made in the USA

On June 22, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a summary of findings from the Commission’s 2019 “Made in the USA” workshop....more

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COVID-19 Update: AMS Announces COOL Labeling Flexibilities to Facilitate Redirection of Foodservice Product to Retail

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced it will temporarily exercise enforcement discretion for country of origin labeling (COOL) or method of production requirements to...more

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Brexit, trade and rules of origin: A few common misunderstandings demystified

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Business goes on as much as possible, despite the COVID-19 pandemic – and one question is how this affects Brexit. While a "Hard Brexit" was avoided when the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, a common misconception is that...more

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To fight COVID-19, emergency Federal contracting tools streamline medical device, drug acquisition

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Government needs are expanding rapidly and we expect they will continue to do so throughout this pandemic. Solicitations for products, services, and research and development efforts can be found at beta.SAM.gov using the...more

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