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Export Control Reform 2018
In mid-February, the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 was introduced as bi-partisan legislation to the House. Its main goal appears to be to protect emerging U.S. technological advancements in science, engineering, and technology that could potentially be used as a... ...Click here to read more
President Announces Special Duties on Chinese Products
A Chinese curse says “may you live in interesting times.” On March 22, the President announced that the United States will be imposing special duties on certain Chinese products in retaliation for claimed theft of U.S. intellectual property rights, and use of pressure and intimidation to... ...Click here to read more
DOJ Ends Use of Civil Enforcement Authority including False Claims Act Cases (FCA) to Enforce Agency Guidance Documents
In January 2018, the Office of the Associate Attorney General issued a new policy that prohibits the Department of Justice (DOJ) from using its civil enforcement authority to convert agency guidance documents into binding rules ...Click here to read more
Update on NAFTA Negotiations —April 2, 2018
As negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States prepare for the eighth round of NAFTA discussions, there is increasing pressure to reach a deal on a revised framework due to several impending deadlines, prompting U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to press the NAFTA partners to conclude negotiations on a tentative deal within the upcoming weeks. ...Click here to read more
KORUS-FTA, Time for Renegotiation – “Hit the AUTO button”
I can’t resist the play on words, so here we go: (Sorry) It’s not necessarily a KORUS of voices regarding unfair trade with S. Korea. On the contrary, it’s just one voice, but the one that matters the most. ...Click here to read more
Steel and Aluminum Tariffs: How to Cope with the Impact and Temporary Exemptions
The infamous proclamations are signed, published, and ready for rollout! Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705 that impose global safeguard tariffs on steel and aluminum imports officially took effect on March 23, 2018. The tariffs that impose a 25 percent duty on steel imports and 10 percent duty on aluminum imports, serve as a separate tax on top of any existing antidumping and countervailing duties as well as regular duties. ...Click here to read more
Politics, and Trade, and N. Korea
Politics and trade, it’s a study in “Politrade”, especially in a few choice countries in Asia. For the first time since taking the official seat of power in the DPRK six years ago Kim Jung Un is stepping outside the boundaries, literally of course, as he prepares to meet with S. Korean leaders on April 27th, having just left a meeting with Xi Jinping in Beijing, and someday soon, a proposed meeting with the POTUS. Kim Jong Un, and the POTUS face-to-face, imagine that. ...Click here to read more

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Important Dates
Export Reform Control - Webinar
April 26, 2018
Export Control Reform is the ongoing process of rewriting the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations to better define what articles and technologies are controlled, and to move many articles, especially at the part and component level, from the ITAR to the EAR. The webinar will review the changes made as a result of Export Control Reform to date and will provide examples of how the changes have affected controls and licensing.

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NCBFAA Annual Conference
April 29-May 2, 2018
Now in its 45th year, the NCBFAA Annual Conference brings together more than 600 of the international trade industry’s top representatives from around the United States. For four days in Rancho Mirage, CA, the nation’s leading customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTIs and service providers gather to update themselves on industry developments and to connect with colleagues new and old.

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