Month: June 2016

U.S. and Chinese Companies Need to Maintain Awareness of U.S. Export Control Laws Applicable to China

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founding Partner  Companies need to maintain a vigilant awareness of export control laws applicable to China.  The U.S. Department of Commerce has indicated that investigating China-related exports of goods and technology for unauthorized use is a top priority, second only to Iran-related investigations.  When considering business involving Chinese companies, a number of

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Export Law Harmonization: Agencies Adopt Final Rules on Definitions

By: Jennifer Horvath, Senior Associate Attorney In early June of 2016, U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released the long anticipated final rules revising definitions in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The revisions

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Anti-dumping Case Goes Regional

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Founding Partner and Guest Author, Vincent Routhier, Partner, DS Advocats Canada On June 8, 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an anti-dumping case against gypsum board originating in, or exported from, the United States of America into Canada for use in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon Territories or

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Those Tricky Anti-Discrimination Laws – The Proper Approach to Foreign Nationals

By: Adrienne Braumiller, Partner When hiring new employees, navigating anti-discrimination laws and export control laws can be tricky. The Department of Justice (DOJ) in March of this year provided additional guidance on how to “comply with the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. § 1324b and verify “employees’ citizenship status

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