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U.S.-Iran Tensions Raise Concerns for International Travel

On January 4, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) detained and questioned more than 60 individuals of Iranian descent at a Washington State border crossing as they attempted to return to the United States from Canada....more

Polsinelli

The Mystery of Express Couriers and Missing Entries in ACE

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A little known fact to a lot of importers is how the big three express couriers (FedEx, UPS and DHL) typically file their import entries.  In order to expedite clearances, they use a fuzzy interpretation of the import...more

Arent Fox

Court Sides With Importer In Not Paying Duties on Royalties

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The case is instructive because these fees must be a “condition of sale” to be dutiable. Therefore, it is critical for importers to review the specific circumstances of their import transactions before including or excluding...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Opportunity To Request Administrative Review- UPDATE

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On January 2, 2020, Commerce announced in the Federal Register the opportunity to request an annual administrative review for products that are currently subject to antidumping and countervailing duties. As part of this...more

Arent Fox

New Bill Would Authorize US Customs to Enforce Design Patents

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Currently, CBP is empowered to seize counterfeit merchandise or packaging that violates those copyrights, trademarks, and trade names that have been previously recorded with CBP. The Bill would allow CBP to make similar...more

Dickinson Wright

It’s a Holly, Jolly . . . Potential Folly?: Travel Tips for U.S. Work Visa Holders During the Holiday Season

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’Tis the season for celebrating the holidays! Globally, offices and plants are closing their doors for a couple of days to a few weeks. While most people are finalizing their last-minute shopping and preparing for a...more

Hogan Lovells

Bi-partisan legislation would permit U.S. Customs to seize counterfeits infringing design patents

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The Counterfeit Goods Seizure Act of 2019 aims to close a loophole in the current law and provide U.S. Customs the authority to seize counterfeit goods infringing design patents....more

Blank Rome LLP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Decision Makes Substantial Changes Affecting the Offshore Industry

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) issued a significant decision on December 19, 2019, which will substantially alter how certain operations conducted by coastwise and non-coastwise vessels can be conducted offshore...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Importer Appeals Houston COA Finding That Denied Importer's FTZ Exemption

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Key Points- The Texas Supreme Court has been asked to consider what constitutes an “activated” foreign trade zone (FTZ) and thus ad valorem tax exemption. The case at hand involves a FTZ subzone that was implied and...more

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

Senators Propose Bill to Strengthen Anti-Counterfeiting Toolkit with Design Patents

On December 5, 2019, four senators introduced a bill that would add an important tool to the design patent enforcement toolbox, making it easier and less expensive to enforce design patents at the U.S. border. Senators...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Opportunity To Request Administrative Review - UPDATE

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On December 6, 2019, Commerce announced in the Federal Register the opportunity to request an annual administrative review for products that are currently subject to antidumping and countervailing duties. As part of this...more

Faegre Baker Daniels

Immigration Agencies Hint at Possible Regulatory Changes

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Twice a year, in the spring and fall, each federal agency publishes its regulatory agenda. This is a list of changes to federal regulations that the agency is considering proposing during the next year or so. While the...more

Dechert LLP

Trump’s Tariff Wars: Mitigating the Risk for Supply Chains

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Throughout his presidency, President Trump has used tariffs – and the threat of tariffs – to address an unprecedented variety of economic and national security threats. As if to underscore the point, on December 2, 2019, the...more

Dickinson Wright

Consular Application Challenges - Be Wary of the DS-160

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All applicants for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa at a consular post quickly become familiar with the DS-160, online nonimmigrant visa application form, which is available on the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC)...more

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

White House Rescinds Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exemptions for Argentina and Brazil

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President Trump, on December 2, 2019, announced via a Twitter post that the tariff exemptions granted to Argentina and Brazil from tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports would end “effective...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

November 2019 Trade Law Update

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PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS- USTR Announces New Section 301 Product Exclusions- On November 26, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued another round of product exclusions pertaining to the 25% Section 301...more

Dentons

Milestone - China Customs self-disclosure mechanism development

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Early in 2016, the State Council of PRC issued Order No. 670, the Decision on the Amendments to the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Customs Audits (Customs Audit Regulations). The amended Customs Audit...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

The Evolution of TAA Compliance Post-Energizer – “Substantially Transformed” Has Substantially Changed

Trade Agreements Act compliance changed fundamentally three years ago. Or, so we thought on December 7, 2016, when the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”), the appellate body for country of origin determinations issued...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

GAO Report Reveals Deficiencies in Process for Collecting Antidumping and Countervailing Duties

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On November 7, the United States Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) released a report assessing actions the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) have taken to address...more

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics...

Enforcement of modern slavery regulations reaches critical mass

Report on Supply Chain Compliance 2, no. 20 (October 24, 2019) - When the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced withhold release orders on Oct. 1, the mainstream media gave it considerable coverage....more

Mintz - Immigration Viewpoints

A Victory for Digital Privacy Rights at the U.S. Border

Last week, in a historic decision on travelers’ rights to privacy at the U.S. border, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper in Boston ruled that suspicionless searches at U.S. ports of entry (airports and border crossings)...more

Liskow & Lewis

Possible Change to Jones Act Interpretations Regarding Coastwise Activities

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The saga of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) ten-year effort to amend its interpretation of key components of the Jones Act continues. After failed attempts to expand the scope of the Jones Act’s prohibition on...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Poland Has Joined the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

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Poland has been designated into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Starting November 11, 2019, eligible citizens and nationals of Poland will be able to travel to the United States without a visa for tourism and business trips of...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Opportunity To Request Administrative Review

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On November 1, 2019, Commerce announced in the Federal Register the opportunity to request an annual administrative review for products that are currently subject to antidumping and countervailing duties. As part of this...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

October 2019 Trade Law Update

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In Husch Blackwell’s October 2019 Trade Law Newsletter, you’ll learn about the following updates in international trade and supply chain law. The current and future status of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement- Opening Day,...more

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