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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.

4/16/2020
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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. 

4/14/2020
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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.

4/2/2020
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4/1/2020

Trade policy can be a tool to decrease the economic harm to the U.S. from the COVID-19 pandemic, 12 senators told President Trump in a March 25 letter. In particular, they said, the U.S. should continue to focus on creating new export opportunities while considering short- and long-term measures to restore confidence in the global economy.

4/1/2020
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3/31/2020

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

3/31/2020
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3/30/2020

Countries around the world are taking a variety of measures to ensure adequate access to and supplies of medical goods to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

3/30/2020
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3/27/2020

Just days after announcing that importers could submit individual requests for duty payment delays in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reversed course and said it is no longer accepting such requests.

3/27/2020
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3/26/2020

Companies are beginning to push for legislation directing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend all import tariffs for 90 days as part of broader efforts now underway to aid the U.S. economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

3/26/2020
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3/25/2020

Foods, bags, clothing, auto parts, and more 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.

3/25/2020
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3/24/2020

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

3/24/2020
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3/23/2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has made the following announcements in response to the operational impacts that COVID-19 is having on the agency and the trade community.

3/23/2020
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3/20/2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that, effective March 11, it is limiting a court decision on the classification of locking pliers to (a) the goods in the specific entries before the court in that case and (b) locking pliers identical to those goods in all material respects.

3/20/2020
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3/19/2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has added some functionality to its Automated Commercial Environment deployment schedule, delayed the deployment of some other functions, and confirmed the deployment of still others.

3/19/2020

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