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USTR Exclusion Process for Chinese Products Subject to Section 301 Tariffs

July 9, 2018

USTR NEWS UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE www.ustr.gov               Washington, D.C. 20508              202-395-3230   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            July 6, 2018 Contact: USTR Public & Media Affairs media@ustr.eop.gov   USTR Releases Product Exclusion Process for Chinese Products Subject to Section 301 Tariffs   Washington, DC– The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced a…

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ITA

Information on the Mexican Retaliatory Tariffs

June 5, 2018

On June 5, 2018 Mexico published a list of products to face retaliatory tariffs in the Official Gazette (Diario Official), in response to steel and aluminum tariffs that the United States has imposed pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, as amended. Mexico’s list is concentrated in two main product groupings: Agricultural products,…

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USDOC

Commerce Announces a Section 232 Review on Auto and Auto Parts

May 25, 2018

The US Department of Commerce will be issuing a Federal Register notice soon inviting public comments on the investigation.  See details here:  https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2018/05/us-department-commerce-initiates-section-232-investigation-auto-imports The USDOC urge stakeholders to submit comments for consideration. The investigation will take into account all relevant facts and input from stakeholders before reaching a final determination, and DOC will ensure that our determination is based…

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USCS

Another successful Export Compliance seminar held in Cleveland!

May 25, 2018

Over 130 trade professionals gathered in Northeast Ohio to learn the latest on export compliance from experts from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), US Census Bureau, and US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) on May 23-24, 2018. The US Commercial Service will host…

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EU GDPR – Updated Legislative Text

May 3, 2018

On 30 April 2018, the EU institutions approved some changes to the text of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which becomes applicable on 25 May 2018.  In an effort to provide as much clarity as possible, we want to ensure that you have the most recent and accurate version of the legislation.  Please see the…

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USTR

Section 301 Tariff Remedy List Released

April 5, 2018

Enforcement/Section 301 Investigations In response to USTR findings of its investigation into China’s laws, policies and practices relating to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation, tariff-related proceedings were initiated, as was dispute settlement in the WTO.  USTR published on its website details about its proposed tariff remedy – an additional duty of 25% on 1,300 products from…

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USCS

Customized Exporting Tips For Your Business

April 3, 2018

There’s a new service to help your business succeed internationally – Export Today tips. In biweekly emails from the U.S. Commercial Service, you can get customized exporting tips relevant to your company’s experience level. Whether it’s shipping issues, trade finance assistance, researching the market, or something else, Export Today will connect you with the best content on export.gov. Check out a screenshot…

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Fraudulent Websites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

March 20, 2018

Websites Fraudulently Representing Saudi Government Entities (All KSA Government Agencies websites should end in .SA) 2017 Country Commercial Guide entries Included in Chapter 1 of the 2017 Country Commercial Guide under Market Challenges:  Businesses should be particularly cautious about unknown Saudi “companies” promising high volume business deals. A number of perpetrators of sophisticated internet scams…

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USDOC

Latest Information on the New Steel/Aluminum Tariffs

March 20, 2018

Please see official Department of Commerce (DOC) documents regarding the steel/aluminum tariffs.  The first link has all the fact sheets.  The rest of the links provide supporting documentation.  If you have any additional questions concerning this matter, please call the DOC Office of Public Affairs – (202) 482-4883. https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/us-department-commerce-announces-steel-and-aluminum-tariff-exclusion https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2018/02/us-department-commerce-finds-dumping-and-subsidization-imports-aluminum https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/secretary-ross-statement-president-trumps-decision-impose-tariffs DOC Report THE EFFECT OF…

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Proposed CFIUS Law Will Impose New Export Controls on Businesses

March 5, 2018

Proposed CFIUS Law Will Impose New Export Controls On Businesses The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017 (S. 2098/H.R. 4311, FIRRMA for short) was introduced in Congress to reform the national security review of foreign acquisitions of US businesses by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee).…

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