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ITC Continues Duties on Imports of Softwood Lumber From Canada

by Perkins Coie on

Significant antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVDs) on imports of softwood lumber from Canada will continue following the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) final affirmative injury determination made...more

CBP Takes Measures to Enforce Ban on Imports Made With Forced Labor and Sanctions for Forced North Korean Labor in Supply Chains

On November 22, 2017, Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) released a statement confirming reports that its major supplier in China, Foxconn Technology Group (“Foxconn”) has used illegal student labor to assemble the latest version of the...more

Say It Ain’t So Santa:  Court of International Trade Decision Increases Import Duties on Santa Claus Costume

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Court of International Trade was not in the holiday spirit when it issued the decision in Rubie’s Costume Co. v. United States, Slip Op 17-147, which held that the imported Santa Claus suit cannot be considered a “festive...more

More Coffee Please: CBP Rules That Coffee’s Country Of Origin Is Determined By Where Beans Are Roasted — Not Where Raw Beans...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: U.S. Customs & Border Protection recently issued a Final Determination that the coffee roasting process “substantially transforms” raw coffee for purposes of country-of-origin determinations and U.S....more

CBP Holds That Roasting Changes Coffee’s Country Of Origin

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In a recently issued Final Determination, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed that the roasting of coffee beans substantially transforms the beans into a product of the country in which the beans were...more

Santa Claus Costume Classified As “Fancy Dress” For Import Duty

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Just in time for the holiday season, the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) recently held that certain components of a Santa Claus suit were of such quality that they should be subject to apparel duties, not the free...more

Commerce Announces Preliminary Determination in Antidumping Investigation of Aluminum Foil from China and Determines that China...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Friday, October 27, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation on aluminum foil from China. The Department calculated preliminary dumping...more

Evolution of Customs Audits and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism: ISA Members Beware!

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Since the advent of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE’s), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has moved its audit function to the Centers and is focusing on single issue audits rather than the focused...more

CIT Finds That Home Depot Doorknobs Are Locks

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

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

Gray Market Distributor Challenges CBP’s Grant Of Protection To Duracell

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In a recent post, we discussed the lawsuit brought by battery behemoth Duracell against a company that it was importing “gray market” versions of its copper-topped products. In that action, Duracell has argued that the...more

Post-9/11 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Safety and Security

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Post 9/11 U.S. Customs initiated numerous anti-terrorism measures in response to the new need to secure imported cargo and the ports. In fact, the agency’s name changed from the U.S. Customs Service under the Treasury...more

US Customs and Border Protection Issues First Final Determination of Antidumping Duty Evasion Using New Statute and Regulations

by White & Case LLP on

Enforcement of US trade remedy laws is heating up. Less than one year after publishing August 22, 2016 regulations to implement Section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, commonly known as the...more

FDA Announces Import Staffing Change at International Mail Facilities

Earlier this month, The Washington Post reported that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced that he was reallocating three dozen employees to international mail facilities (IMF), as well as...more

The Turn of the “Made in America” Claim Enforcement

It has recently been reported by Reuters that President Donald Trump is looking for ways to defend American-made products by certifying legitimate U.S. goods and aggressively going after imported products unfairly sporting...more

CBP Updates Regulations to Eliminate Consumptive Demand Exception to Prohibition on the Importation of Goods Made with Forced...

On June 8, 2017, Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published a final rule that removes the consumptive-demand exception from its regulations that implement the prohibition on the importation of merchandise that has been...more

FDA Issues Further Guidance Related to FSVP

by Jones Day on

On May 11, 2017, FDA announced a new updated fact sheet and a guidance related to the use of a Unique Facility Identifier that is acceptable under the Foreign Supplier Verification Program ("FSVP") regulation. The three-page...more

EU Customs Developments: January-March 2017

by White & Case LLP on

Welcome to the January-March 2017 issue of the White & Case Newsletter on Customs Developments in the EU. In this issue: - EU Customs Policy ..EP resolution on tackling UCC challenges -Tariffs and FTA...more

Section 337 and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As shown by the recent announcement by the Trump Administration of a Section 232(b) national security review of steel imports, (a type of investigation that has not been used since 2001), there are a number of ways in which...more

Due Your Duty

With the ever-increasing scrutiny being brought to compliance and the payment of duties on imported goods by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), it is worth commenting that any duties which are due when an entry liquidates...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

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

U.S. Customs and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

During the campaign, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) was mostly mentioned by President Trump in the context of illegal immigration. Controlling the flow of people, however, is only one of the jobs of CBP, which is part...more

Key Trade Appointees and President Trump’s Approach to International Trade Policy

by Perkins Coie on

President Trump has now appointed the senior members of his administration (some of whom remain subject to U.S. Senate confirmation) who will help him develop, coordinate and enforce U.S. trade policy. Examining the...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - January 2017

by King & Spalding on

Customs and Border Protection Issues Update On Enforcement Of Trade Orders - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released its AD/CVD Update for June/July 2016. As explained in the January 2015 and the August 2016...more

International Trade Litigation and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Globalization and the need to efficiently deploy corporate resources have led many multinational companies to establish global supply networks. Although these efforts often lead to the efficient deployment of capital,...more

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