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1/14/2016
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1/13/2016

President Obama issued Jan. 11 a proclamation stating that duty-free treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act for all AGOA-eligible goods in the agricultural sector from South Africa will be suspended effective March 15.

1/13/2016
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1/12/2016

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has accepted for review 34 petitions to modify the list of products eligible for duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences.

1/12/2016
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1/11/2016

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s reasoning for treating post-entry claims of NAFTA preferential duty treatment under 19 USC 1520(d) differently for purposes of waiver depending on whether they were submitted traditionally or through CBP’s reconciliation program.

1/11/2016
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1/8/2016

This development, like a separate recent case in which a food company executive was sentenced to 28 years in prison, highlights the serious consequences that can result from food safety problems.

1/8/2016
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1/7/2016

Three more major U.S. business groups came out in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership this week after several months of close scrutiny. The groups said they hope Congress will pass the TPP by the end of 2016 but acknowledged that key changes will have to be made for that to happen.

1/7/2016
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1/6/2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has published a list of hundreds of customs broker licenses that have been revoked by operation of law without prejudice for failure to file a triennial status report.

1/6/2016
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1/5/2016

U.S. imports from Caribbean countries continued to decline in 2014 while exports saw a modest rebound, according to a biannual report to Congress on the operation of the U.S. trade preferences for the Central American and Caribbean region (known collectively as the Caribbean Basin Initiative) from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

1/5/2016
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12/31/2015

These regulations include provisions on definitions, prohibited transactions, licenses, authorizations, statements of licensing policy, and procedures.

12/31/2015
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12/30/2015

The Department of Energy is proposing to require that persons importing any covered product or equipment subject to an applicable energy conservation standard provide a certification of admissibility to the DOE through the Automated Commercial Environment prior to importation.

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12/29/2015

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s annual report on China's compliance with its World Trade Organization obligations finds that, as in past years, the overall picture presented by China’s WTO membership remains complex despite some positive results.

12/29/2015
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12/28/2015

Argentina’s new president, Mauricio Macri, has announced a series of measures to boost the national economy, restore financial markets and increase foreign trade. These actions, which include lifting controls on foreign currency, ending restrictions on imports and removing export taxes, are designed to reverse policies imposed by former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

12/28/2015
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12/24/2015

President Obama issued Dec. 21 a proclamation removing Burundi from the African Growth and Opportunity Act, extending an agricultural agreement with Israel and making certain other technical changes.

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