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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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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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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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ITA

The FTA Tariff Tool combines tariff data into a simple and easy to search public interface.

March 4, 2018

This FTA Tariff Tool allows users to find tariff information on all products covered under the U.S. Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). The tool shows the tariff applied on the date the FTAs enters into force and the rates each subsequent year as the tariffs are eliminated under the agreement. The FTA Tariff Tool incorporates all products…

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Latest annual and quarterly trade data – TradeStats Express.

March 4, 2018

Get the latest annual and quarterly trade data with TradeStats Express.™ Retrieve, visualize, analyze, print and download your customized output. Interactive tool generates tables and graphics detailing annual and quarterly year-to-date U.S. goods trade data from 2002 to the most recently available quarter based upon user-specified options. Data are available for individual countries, trade &…

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FAQ’s on Exporting to China

March 1, 2018

Have questions on exporting to China? Whether it’s what payment terms to offer, warning signs of Chinese scams, or how to get a business visa, find your answers here. US Commercial Service offices across China are available to help and to prevent common mistakes that US businesses make when exporting to China. For the latest…

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ITA

Certificate of Origin for Israel Shipments No Longer Required for US Exporters!

January 19, 2018

Effective January 10, 2018, U.S. exporters to Israel are no longer required to provide Israeli authorities a hard copy Certificate of Origin.  Commonly referred to as the “Green Form” or “Form A” the CO required to qualify for preferential access to the Israeli market under the United States-Israel Free Trade Agreement (FTA).  U.S. exporters are…

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