BLG’s In-House Counsel offers to review the Dispute Resolution Section in your transnational agreements

Attention CEO / CFO / COO / In House Counsel: Your business depends on multiple and/or ongoing international transactions, each of which should be governed by a clearly drafted binding contract among all parties.  By their very nature, transnational commercial agreements include inherently unique issues, risks and challenges. These challenges include the fundamental issues of …

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Carrier and NAFTA

During the presidential campaign, U.S. President elect Donald Trump repeatedly announced his low regard for a few select trade agreements, and specifically stated that he was going to renegotiate NAFTA, and if he did not get the deal he wanted, he’d withdraw from the treaty and start all over in order to attain a much …

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BIS Amends Licensing Requirements for Certain CNC Machines and Valves, Pumps

Effective November 25, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce implemented a rule to decrease the level of licensing required for certain turning machines or combination turning/milling machines, valves and pump, among other named items. The changes in licensing requirements aim to be more in line with export controls …

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An Update on HTS 9801.00.10 – You Can’t Call it AGR Anymore

In April of this year, the President signed the Trade Facilitation & Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. One of the provisions in this legislation reworded HTS 9801.00.10 to add the language “or any other products when returned within 3 years after having been exported.”  This addition meant that goods of non-U.S., or foreign origin, could …

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Latest Customs Developments in the U.S. Regarding the Enforce and Protect Act, Possible Audits and False Claims Act

The U.S. has experienced a number of Customs developments in 2016 in the areas of the Enforce and Protect Act, Customs Audits and Informed Compliance Letters, and the False Claims Act. Many of these developments began in 2015 and came to fruition in 2016. A. Enforce and Protect Act On February 24, 2016, President Obama …

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Top 10 Things to do if Your Company Receives an Informed Compliance Letter from U.S Customs

CBP has begun to issue informed compliance notification letters to importers. The receipt of an informed compliance notification letter means Regulatory Audit has identified specific problems with the company’s import transactions and is “strongly considering” the company for a comprehensive audit. These audits may include both substantive transaction testing and internal control testing. These letters …

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