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The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced Sept. 3 that a New York bank has agreed to remit $217,841 to settle potential civil liability for eight apparent violations of U.S. sanctions regulations.
The Bureau of Industry and Security is seeking comments by Oct. 6 for its annual review of whether the foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations should be modified, rescinded or extended from January 2015 to January 2016.
According to two industry sources, a filing exemption for exports shipped under ATA carnets will soon be restored, eliminating the need for electronic export information for such shipments to be filed in the Automated Export System as of Oct. 2.
Exports from facilities operating under FTZ procedures amounted to $79.5 billion, the third straight record high and a 13.7 percent increase from 2012.
The report states that while some economists forecast that China will overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy within a few years, China’s ability to maintain a rapidly growing economy in the long run will depend largely on the ability of its government to manage certain challenges.
An Aug. 27 State Department notice called the decision “an important recognition of the NAFTA parties’ authority to take nondiscriminatory enforcement action to protect public health.”
The alleged dumping margins range from 33 percent to 267 percent, and 20 distinct countervailable subsidy programs are alleged.
U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman announced Aug. 25 that the U.S. is suspending for an additional four weeks the dispute settlement process in a CAFTA-DR labor enforcement case against Guatemala.
Press reports indicate that the World Trade Organization has again ruled against U.S. regulations on the country of origin labeling of meat products. The decision brings the U.S. one step closer to billions of dollars’ worth of retaliatory sanctions against its exports to Canada and Mexico.
The Better Work program presently encompasses more than 900 factories employing close to a million workers in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lesotho, Nicaragua, Jordan, Haiti, Bangladesh and Vietnam.
The “clear verdict,” said EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, is that “Argentina may not require local importers or foreign firms to accept various practices forced upon them by the Argentinean authorities as a condition for being allowed to import goods into the country.”
The Commission states that while the European Union common framework for customs risk management is firmly established, it needs to continue to adapt and develop to become more coherent, efficient and cost effective in identifying and supervising supply chain risks in a way that reflects continuing growth in the volume of global trade and the increasing complexity of the international supply chain.
The 27 articles of CAMEX Resolution #66/2014, which replace the nine articles of Resolution #17/2012, codify some of the practices already in place but also add stricter requirements for qualifying for Ex-Tarifário benefits.
The International Trade Commission has made available a document outlining 234 changes to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System that World Customs Organization member countries will implement by Jan. 1, 2017.
A New Jersey-based distributor and marketer of electronics has agreed to pay $2.3 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 by causing the submission of false claims for products sold to federal agencies.
The International Trade Commission received Aug. 18 on behalf of RevoLaze LLC and Technolines LLC a petition requesting that it institute a Section 337 patent infringement investigation regarding certain laser abraded denim garments.
Importers are growing increasingly concerned about an unexpected change in policy by U.S. Customs and Border Protection that limits their right to claim preferential treatment in certain instances. ST&R member Larry Ordet will conduct a webinar Aug. 27 to offer guidance to importers who find themselves in this seemingly no-win situation.
Bureau of Industry and Security officials speaking at the recent Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy gave an update on the agency’s export enforcement actions and offered recommendations on the steps exporters should be taking to ensure compliance.
Senior Bureau of Industry and Security officials speaking at the agency’s recent Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy said efforts under the Export Control Reform are moving forward and having a number of short-term and, potentially, long-term beneficial effects.