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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.