By: Jennifer Horvath, Senior Associate In the last 12 months, Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) orders against countries other than China are increasingly on the rise. The U.S. has continued to follow a dramatic five-year trend of involving multiple new countries such as Vietnam, Turkey, and Korea. China has historically been the country most likely to be
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
By: Jennifer Horvath, Associate Attorney The ongoing negotiations involving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have recently been the subject of increased attention, both in the national news, and within the international trade community. As officials become more optimistic about the likelihood of its passage, companies are looking forward to more efficient trade with 793 million consumers.
On January 16, 2015, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) adopted recent findings in the ongoing countervailing duty cases between China and the U.S.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has updated its Focused Assessment (FA) and audit guidelines for the first time since 2003. FAs assess an importer’s internal controls and identify possible issues to ensure compliance with Customs law and regulations.
By Jennifer Horvath, Associate Attorney Changes to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs or CBP) Focused Assessment program are almost here. Customs announced earlier this year that it expects to implement the changes in early fiscal year 2015 (the 2015 fiscal year begins October 2014). Customs should announce the formalized updates prior to the
By Jennifer Horvath, Attorney The newest official step in streamlining the import and export process came with a declaration by the government recently. On February 19, 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13659. The EO was published in the Federal Register on February 25, 2014 in volume 79, number 37. The EO is a
In a long-awaited move, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce announced a proposed rule transferring certain commercial satellite, spacecraft and related items from State Department to Commerce Department control. This proposed rule is the result of extensive efforts by the satellite and spacecraft industries in the U.S. whose exports
Business is booming under the recently enacted U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (UKFTA). One of the many free trade agreements that the U.S. has engaged in recently, the UKFTA went into effect on March 15, 2012. A year after its initiation, trade numbers in certain commodities between South Korea and the U.S. indicate a successful future
Recent movement toward loosening export controls for commercial satellites and related items has that sector of U.S. industry crossing its fingers. Notably, the President recently signed into law an act loosening export controls. The National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2013 (“the Act”), signed on January 2, is a signature step in the movement