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10/25/2016

There is some concern that this effort could presage a tougher CBP enforcement effort, possibly including audits, focusing on the valuation of produce imports.

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10/24/2016

The decisions taken at the 17th Conference of the Parties will next need to be translated into legislation, regulation, and operating practices in CITES party countries, which will directly affect when, where, and how the affected wildlife products can be bought and sold.

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10/21/2016

The ruling was issued nearly three years after China filed the case challenging the Department of Commerce’s conduct of antidumping proceedings involving dozens of goods from China accounting for a reported $8.4 billion in annual sales in the U.S. market. U.S. trade officials said they are “disappointed” with the decision, which could be appealed.

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10/19/2016

The Treasury Department has added Switzerland to a monitoring list that already included China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Germany in its second enhanced report on foreign exchange policies. The report again concludes, however, that no major U.S. trading partner is manipulating the value of its currency for a trade advantage.

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10/18/2016

Prominent attorney Steven Brotherton, a respected authority on export controls and economic sanctions, has joined international trade law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. as the firm’s Export Controls & Sanctions Practice leader. He will manage the firm’s export practice from ST&R’s San Francisco office.

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10/17/2016

The Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Bureau of Industry and Security are amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations, effective Oct. 17, to further normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

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10/14/2016

Petitions must be submitted electronically via the ITC’s designated secure web portal and may be filed by members of the public who can demonstrate that they are likely beneficiaries of such changes.

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10/13/2016

The first antidumping and countervailing duty cases against Canadian softwood lumber products in a decade could be filed as early as this week after the U.S. and Canada missed an Oct. 12 deadline for reaching a new agreement.

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10/12/2016

The first miscellaneous trade bill process in six years is set to get underway Oct. 14 when the International Trade Commission starts accepting public petitions for import duty suspensions or reductions as directed by the MTB reform bill approved by Congress and signed into law earlier this year. Each approved duty modification can result in savings of up to $500,000 per year.

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10/10/2016

The Department of Homeland Security is requesting public input by Nov. 10 on existing significant regulations, including customs and international trade rules, that it should consider as candidates for streamlining or repeal.

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10/7/2016

CBP encourages stakeholders to closely examine their supply chains to ensure that imported goods are not produced with prohibited forms of labor. A recent agency fact sheet lists steps that can assist companies in this effort.

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10/6/2016

The Federal Maritime Commission recently provided the following information concerning cargo being transported by Hanjin Shipping, a major ocean carrier that has declared bankruptcy.

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10/5/2016

A global provider of pharmaceutical and consumer health care products has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that it violated the internal controls and books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when its China-based subsidiaries engaged in pay-to-prescribe schemes to increase sales.

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