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Huawei Temporary License Issued

May 23, 2019:  Effective May 20, 2019, the BIS issued a 90 day license for Huawei and its related entities that were added to the OFAC’s SDN list earlier this month.  This general license is temporary, and will run out on August 19, 2019.  Not all transactions are allowed – check the license language for […]

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Anti-dumping
China
Commerce Department
ITC

Chinese Imports of Steel Wheels: Anti-dumping Duties Imposed

April 24, 2019:  The USITC announced that it determined that a US industry is materially injured by imports of steel wheels from China that the Commerce Department determined are subsidized and sold in the US at less than fair value.  As a result, the Commerce Department will issue anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on imports […]

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Anti-dumping
China
Commerce Department
Global Trade
Investigations
ITC

New Anti-Dumping Duties: Cast Iron Soil Pipe from China

Last week, March 20, 2019, the USITC issued a notice of its determination that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of cast iron soil pipe from China; the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) has determined these imports are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value. As […]

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BIS
Commerce Department
Freshly Brewed

Chemical Weapons Convention: Comment Request – April 22 deadline

The Department of Commerce opened a comment period for the public in connection with information collection under the Chemical Weapons Convention. By way of background, the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998 and Commerce Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR) specify the rights, responsibilities and obligations for submission of declarations and reports and inspections of […]

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Commerce Department
Global Trade

Government Accountability Office to Review Commerce’s Section 232 Exclusions

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to review the process by which the Commerce Department reviews, considers and approves (or not) exclusion requests posed to it by companies affected by steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the President back in March of 2018.  In response to a November 26, 2018 congressional letter to the GAO, a bipartisan […]

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Best Practices & Resources
CBP
Commerce Department
Freshly Brewed
GDPR
Global Trade

Revised Drawback Rules- Just Published

December 18, 2018: The Treasury Department and the CBP published in the Federal Register a revised, simplified drawback rules Notice.   For a copy of the updated rules, click here.  According to the notice, the document adopts as final, with changes, proposed amendments to the CBP regulations implementing changes to the drawback regulations, as directed by the […]

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Anti-Corruption
BIS
Commerce Department
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Global Trade
Russia
Sanctions
SDN

Commerce Department’s BIS Denies Export Privileges – What Does it Mean?

Nov. 26, 2018:  The BIS issued a Notice that it is denying export privileges to an individual, Gregory Allen Justice, who was convicted for attempting to export defense articles that are controlled on the US Munitions List (USML) without obtaining requisite licenses, approvals or license exceptions from the appropriate government authority.  Justice was attempting to […]

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BIS
Commerce Department
Freshly Brewed
Global Trade

BIS: Seeking Public Comment on Emerging Technologies

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments.  BIS controls the export of dual use and less sensitive military items through EAR, including the Commerce Control List (CCL), as part of the United States’ efforts to protect sensitive US technology.  Many sensitive technologies are listed on the CCL, often consistent […]

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Anti-dumping
China
Commerce Department
Freshly Brewed
Global Trade
Investigations
ITC

US Commerce Dept – Chinese Aluminum Alloy Sheet Imports – Antidumping and Countervailing Determination

On November 7, 2018, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Commerce Department determined in its antidumping and countervailing investigation of Chinese aluminum alloy sheet imports that such imports are being dumped into the US market, meaning they are sold for less than the cost of production or for less than in their […]

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