Month: July 2014

Christmas In July

T’was six months before Christmas and all through the land companies are stirring preparing for the busy season to come.  What will be the toy of the year?  What cartoon or movie character will little boys and girls want to play with, wear, read about, or decorate their rooms?    These are the questions importers and

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Export Controls on Satellites – the Changes are (Almost) Done

By Bruce H. Leeds, Senior Counsel Originally all satellites, whether military, commercial, or remote-sensing were subject to controls under Cat. XV of the US Munitions List (USML) in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  In the early 1990s most commercial satellites were moved to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) of the Department of Commerce. 

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Utilizing Trade Agreements

By Paul Fudacz, Senior Associate Attorney Utilization of free trade agreements can be an important part of a company’s efforts to gain an advantage in the global marketplace by reducing tariffs and other trade barriers when dealing with business partners located within free trade area.  However, it is critical that before a company attempts to

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