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8/20/2014

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.

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8/19/2014

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.

8/19/2014

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.

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8/18/2014

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.

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8/15/2014

The ban no longer applies to lobbyists who are appointed in a representative capacity, meaning that they are appointed for the express purpose of providing the views of a non-governmental entity, a recognizable group of persons or non-governmental entities (an industry sector, labor unions, environmental groups, etc.), or a state or local government.

8/15/2014

Of particular importance is a new provision that requires importers in Puerto Rico to file an electronic “declaration of imports for use” with the Treasury Department through the new Integrated Merchant Portal (PICO), effective Aug. 1.

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8/14/2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a guidance letter to the ports Aug. 11 stating unequivocally that protests cannot be filed to make an initial Generalized System of Preferences or African Growth and Opportunity Act claim or a claim under a free trade agreement not included in 19 USC 1520(d).

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8/13/2014

The new measures include an EU ban on defense trade with Russia and on exports of dual-use goods to military end-users in that country, as well as restrictions by both sides on exports that could aid oil production in Russia.

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8/12/2014

The metals at issue are key inputs in a range of products, including hybrid car batteries, consumer electronics, wind turbines, energy-efficient lighting, steel, medical and water treatment equipment, auto parts and chemicals.

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8/11/2014

A recent change in practice by U.S. Customs and Border Protection is limiting the right of importers to claim preferential treatment under certain free trade agreements and the Generalized System of Preferences. A CBP public guidance document on this issue is expected in the near future, but in the meantime the change could result in unexpected costs for importers.

8/11/2014

Some observers characterized the summit as an effort to help the U.S. catch up to competitors like China and the European Union and claim a share of one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

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8/8/2014

This action mainly targets low-value (under US$200) purchases made over the Internet, especially on U.S.-based Web sites.

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8/7/2014

Two judges said the use of the screws should be considered in determining their classification even though the two subheadings at issue are both eo nomine provisions, while a third judge issued a strong dissent.

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8/6/2014

The International Trade Commission’s annual Year in Trade report finds that in 2013 the number of new trade remedy cases saw a big jump but there were fewer new intellectual property rights infringement cases.

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8/5/2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Aug. 1 the ability for importers to get specific information on the payment of merchandise processing fees, harbor maintenance fees and other fees in their Automated Commercial Environment reports.

8/5/2014

Following a meeting of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue July 31 in New Delhi, both sides expressed a desire to strengthen bilateral trade cooperation even as they clashed at the World Trade Organization on the issues of trade facilitation and food security.

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8/4/2014

The CAFC upheld the Court of International Trade’s conclusion that these items are missing and that under U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations the carrier is responsible for the associated charges.

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