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CBP Extends Import Restrictions on Bulgarian Archaeological Artifacts

January 14, 2019: the CBP published a final rule in the Federal Register, extending import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Bulgaria.  The restrictions in effect were set to expire on January 14, 2019. The extension will ensure that they will continue in force. For details and definitions of which items are included in […]

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Anti-Corruption
EU
Rulings
Sanctions

EU General Court: Council of the EU’s Asset Freeze Decision over the Mubarak Family Upheld

Nov. 22, 2018:  The EU General Court upheld the Council of the European Union’s prior decision of asset freezes of the members of the Mubarak family.  The asset freeze decision was taken previously and then renewed again.  This November, the court upheld the 2016 and 2017 sanctions listing (the family members were listed for misappropriation […]

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Anti-dumping
Cases
CBP
China
Freshly Brewed
Global Trade
Mexico
NAFTA
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Sanctions

Section 301 and Substantial Transformation; Court of International Trade; CBP Rulings

Can you avoid section 301 duties if your Chinese components are assembled in a third country and then imported into the US?  Recently, this question was explored.  The outcome seems to be that, the fact-specific question of “substantial transformation” has to be answered first.  In 2016, the Court of International Trade ruled that a mere […]

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BIS
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Global Trade
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Wassenaar Arrangement List – Commerce Department BIS Revisions to CCL’s ECCNs are in Effect

Effective 10-24-18, the BIS issued a new rule, harmonizing certain ECCNs to the latest lists of the Wassenaar Arrangement  on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (WA).  The WA consists of 42 participating states that are committed to promoting responsibility and transparency in the global arms trade, and preventing destabilizing accumulations […]

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Anti-dumping
CBP
NAFTA
Rulings

CBP Ruling: NAFTA Marking Rule vs. Substantial Transformation and Anti-Dumping Duties

The CBP recently issued a ruling explaining the applicability of NAFTA Marking Rule in light of Section 301 anti-dumping measures.  Specifically, the CBP doesn’t want us to confuse the two or think that shifting production from a country hit by anti-dumping duty to a NAFTA country (example, bringing your production or assembly from China to […]

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