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Window on Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 7

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Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - FY18 Appropriations Wrap-up. House Appropriators are trying to finish drafting the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations bill by March 14 in order to give Congress enough time to pass...more

The Trade Tool that is the Cherry of Lawmakers’ Eyes

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On February 14, Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Richard Burr (R-NC) jointly introduced the S. 2427, the Self-Initiations Trade Enforcement Act. If enacted, the legislation would give the Department of Commerce greater...more

Section 232 Decisions – Department of Commerce Recommends Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

by Clark Hill PLC on

On February 16, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) released its reports in the Section 232 investigations on steel and aluminum. The investigations were carried out under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of...more

Commerce Secretary Releases Steel and Aluminum 232 Reports, Recommends Remedies

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Friday, February 16, 2018, Secretary Ross released public versions of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s reports concerning the agency’s section 232 investigations into the impact on national security of steel and aluminum...more

Commerce Releases Steel And Aluminum Section 232 Reports

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The Department of Commerce released its reports recommending remedies with respect to the Section 232 investigations of steel and aluminum today, February 16. The steel report was submitted to the White House on January 11,...more

Multiple Artificial Intelligence Bills Introduced in House and Senate

Over the last two months, the United States legislature has introduced three new bills intended to establish a Federal Advisory Committee on the rapidly-evolving field of artificial intelligence (AI) and to analyze and report...more

International Law Bulletin - Vol. 22, No. 1 - January 2018

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE - Dumping - WTO: World Trade Organization (WTO) found that China continues to impose illegal duties on imports of U.S. poultry broiler products since its initial ruling in...more

DDTC and BIS Solicit Comments Regarding Controls over Explosives, Personal Protective Equipment, and Military and Intelligence...

• DDTC and BIS have published concurrent NOIs requesting public comments on the controls over the export and reexport of explosives, personal protective equipment, and military and intelligence electronics. (By volume and...more

FY 2019 Administration Budget Request

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President Donald Trump on February 12, 2018, submitted his budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The President's full budget calls for approximately $4.4 trillion in total spending. Much of the budget seeks...more

Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On February 12, 2018, the White House unveiled its 55-page proposal for infrastructure investment, the Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure. The sweeping proposal seeks to inject funding into several key areas...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

China Launches AD/CVD Investigations Of U.S. Sorghum Imports

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The Ministry of Commerce of China has opened antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) investigations against imports of sorghum from the United States. The action comes in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s...more

U.S. Exporters – Don’t Forget the U.S. Commercial Service

by Baker Donelson on

If you are an exporter, you know that finding legitimate international buyers able to pay for your products can be one of the more challenging aspects of doing business. One underutilized strategy for expanding your...more

New Trade Case on Imports of Rubber Bands from Thailand, China and Sri Lanka

by Clark Hill PLC on

New US antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petition was filed on January 30 against imports of rubber bands from Thailand, China and Sri Lanka. Based on the petition, rubber bands (also known as an elastic...more

Red Notice Newsletter - January 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd....more

Rubber Bands From China, Sri Lanka, And Thailand: New Antidumping And Countervailing Duty Petitions

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On January 30, 2018, the Alliance Rubber Co. filed antidumping (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) petitions on rubber bands from China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The petitioner alleges that the subject merchandise from...more

No Free Rides: The Burden on Importers of Goods Subject to Antidumping/Countervailing Duty (IRB No. 571)

by Bryan Cave on

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit” or the “court”) recently underscored the importance of either participating in Antidumping/Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) rate litigation or requesting...more

ITA Announces Open REEEAC Meeting

On January 26, 2018, the International Trade Administration (ITA) published in the Federal Register a notice of an open meeting of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC). The meeting will take...more

CIT Upholds Commerce’s New Take On Antidumping Duties Of Vietnamese Fish Fillets

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In an Opinion made public last week, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the U.S. Commerce Department’s (“Commerce”) change of opinion with regard to antidumping duties assessed on frozen fish fillets from...more

Federal Circuit Denies Lower Duty Rate for Chinese Aluminum Extrusion Importer

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) denied an appeal by Capella Sales & Services Ltd., an importer of aluminum extrusions from China, in which the company challenged the...more

President Trump Announces Decision on Section 201 Safeguard Investigation of Large Residential Washers

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, President Trump signed the Presidential Proclamation to Facilitate Adjustment to Competition from Imports of Large Residential Washers, thereby announcing the President’s decision regarding the...more

Educational Solar Panels Spared From Antidumping And Countervailing Duty Orders

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Last week, the U.S Department of Commerce announced that it was revising the definition of solar panels from China which are subject to countervailing and antidumping duties to exclude educational solar energy kits which had...more

Impact of Government Shutdown on Trade

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The government shutdown began on Saturday at 12:01am. Here is a list of several agencies involved in trade and transportation issues that will be affected....more

Canada Challenges Certain United States Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Measures

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On January 10, 2018, Canada circulated to WTO members a request for consultations challenging several aspects of the United States antidumping and countervailing proceedings. In particular, Canada challenges: - the way...more

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