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5/1/2020
4/30/2020

Enforcement measures under U.S. law or World Trade Organization rules may be taken against countries that fail to address U.S. concerns about the adequacy and effectiveness of their intellectual property rights protection and enforcement, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said in its most recent annual Special 301 report.

4/30/2020
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4/29/2020

Exports to China, Russia, and certain other countries, particularly of goods in the high-technology, electronics, and telecommunications sectors, will be further restricted under new rules issued this week by the Bureau of Industry and Security.

4/29/2020
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4/28/2020

Federal trade regulatory agencies have announced the following with regard to their operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

4/28/2020
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4/27/2020

Two major U.S. business groups are calling for tariff relief and other measures to help their members respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to minimize its impact.

4/27/2020
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4/24/2020

Bags, hardware, engine parts, bicycles, and electronic items are among the latest exclusions from the Section 301 additional 25 percent tariff on List 3 goods from China announced by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

4/24/2020
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4/23/2020

The United States’ dependence on critical manufacturing and global value chains that rely on production based in China could prompt Congress to consider actions that lead to greater burdens on U.S. companies.

4/23/2020
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4/22/2020

Federal trade regulatory agencies have recently announced the following with regard to their operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

4/22/2020
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4/21/2020

Importers of record suffering a significant financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic may postpone for 90 days their deposit of certain estimated duties, taxes, and fees. However, there are significant limitations on eligibility for this deferral and a midnight April 20 deadline for associated adjustments to periodic monthly statements for April.

4/21/2020
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4/20/2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is continuing to launch new Automated Commercial Environment reports, providing a wealth of information on imports, exports, and other customs activity that companies can use to boost duty savings efforts as well as compliance.

4/20/2020
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4/17/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting supply chains worldwide and causing economic and financial hardship on countries and companies alike. However, there are actions businesses involved in global trade can take to respond to this unprecedented situation.

4/17/2020
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4/16/2020

The Export-Import Bank of the United States approved April 14 a resolution to temporarily exclude from EXIM coverage or financing any exports of critically-needed personal protective equipment and other medical supplies and equipment.

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4/15/2020

The International Trade Commission has instituted an investigation that will identify imported goods related to the COVID-19 response and their source countries, tariff classifications, and applicable duty rates. The ITC’s report in this investigation is due by April 30.

4/15/2020
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4/14/2020

Federal trade regulatory agencies have recently announced the following with regard to their operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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4/10/2020

Companies that source from any beneficiary country under the African Growth and Opportunity Act have a stake in the forthcoming U.S.-Kenya trade agreement because it will likely serve as a model for similar deals with those countries and could impact intra-African trade.

4/10/2020
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4/9/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting supply chains worldwide, prompting government agencies and international traders alike to change the way they do business. Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg has launched a new resource page to help members of the trade community keep track of the latest policies and procedures and understand how best to respond.

4/9/2020
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4/8/2020

The European Union will increase its tariffs on imports of several products from the U.S. in retaliation for a recent expansion of U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum products.

4/8/2020
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4/7/2020

Federal trade regulatory agencies have recently announced the following with regard to their operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

4/7/2020
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4/6/2020

China is now enforcing stringent new export requirements on medical products being used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

4/6/2020
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4/3/2020

A phase one trade agreement with China, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and other trade deals and negotiations helped lower foreign trade barriers to U.S. exports in 2019, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s annual National Trade Estimate report.

4/3/2020
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4/2/2020

Left without a functioning method for resolving trade disputes at the World Trade Organization after the Appellate Body ceased to function in December 2019, more than a dozen WTO members announced March 27 their own arrangement that they said will provide an “independent and impartial” appeal mechanism.

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