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Identifying strategic needs and priorities through strategic approaches can bolster beneficiary countries’ utilization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act and help assess challenges to expanding exports, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a recent report.
Reflecting a March 2013 Supreme Court decision, a federal appeals court recently overturned its previous ruling and found that retailer Costco did not infringe the copyright of watchmaker Omega when it re-sold in its U.S. stores Omega watches obtained on the gray market abroad.
New rules being implemented by the Mexican government could have a significant impact on textile and apparel importers in that country. While importers have been given a one-month reprieve to comply with one requirement, others are taking effect as soon as Feb. 2.
Companies importing dutiable goods into Canada have an easier path to obtaining certain duty refunds thanks to a decision obtained from the Canadian International Trade Tribunal by a team led by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
The combination of a Republican-controlled Congress and the approaching conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations has many observers expecting that lawmakers will introduce, consider and vote on trade promotion authority legislation within the next few months.
The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective Jan. 29, imposes a license requirement for the export and reexport to the Crimea region of Ukraine, and the transfer within Crimea, of all items subject to the Export Administration Regulations other than food and medicine designated as EAR99.
The United States and India upgraded their trade and economic dialogue this week and announced a number of initiatives designed to increase bilateral cooperation in these areas. The new developments came during a visit to India by President Obama and other senior administration officials.
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The 233 amendments include 85 in the agricultural sector, 45 in the chemical sector, 25 in the machinery sector, 18 in the transport sector, 15 in the textile sector, 13 in the wood sector, six in the base metal sector and 26 in other sectors.
The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective Jan. 23, removes license requirements for exports to India of certain items controlled for crime control and regional stability reasons.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced the next increment in its transition of operational trade functions from ports of entry to the Centers of Excellence and Expertise.
Brazil’s program incorporates three certifications: OEA-Security (OEA-S), OEA-Compliance (OEA-C), and Full OEA (OEA-P).
After some delay, the Mexican government has issued a regulation creating effective from January 19 for “commercial statistical monitoring purposes” a new automatic licensing system for footwear imports.
Revised U.S. government regulations implementing recent changes in U.S. trade and other policies toward Cuba will take effect Jan. 16. These regulatory modifications do not lift the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba but do allow additional trade-related activities.
DOT will now begin accepting applications for permanent authority for such trucks, which should eliminate the threat of Mexico resuming retaliatory sanctions against U.S. exports.