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CIT Blocks USTR Withdrawal of Solar Safeguard Exclusion

Some trade remedy exclusions are regulations, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative likely violated the Administrative Procedure Act when it revoked a solar cells safeguard exemption without first putting it up for public notice and comment, the Court…Subscribe to Read >>

CBP's Risk-Based STBs for New Importers Now Scheduled for March 2020, Though Hurdles Remain

CBP is hoping to begin its risk-based bonding program for new importers of merchandise subject to antidumping and countervailing duties in March 2020, but there still remain some thorny issues that need to be ironed out. The agency is still…Subscribe to Read >>

Possible New Ocean Carrier CTPAT MSC Draw Concern; CBP Considering 'Alternatives' to Trade Compliance Validations

Recently proposed additional Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Minimum Security Criteria for ocean carriers beyond the previously planned changes for 2020 are raising some concern, said Michael Young, vice president of Business Process and System at shipping company OOCL, during the…Subscribe to Read >>

Cuellar Says Last-Minute Ask Throws Wrench in USMCA Negotiations

Texas voters send 36 members to the House of Representatives, and 18 attended a press conference Dec. 5 to say they want a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement vote as soon as possible. But only one of the 13 Democrats in the Texas…Subscribe to Read >>

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After Lost Sales and Layoffs, Section 301 Exclusions Belatedly Arrive for Some Small Bike Companies

When tariffs on their entire product line rose to 25 percent, small bike companies were faced with difficult decisions on raising prices and reducing staff. For Mehdi Farsi, co-founder of State Bicycle Co., a 10-year-old firm in Arizona, the financial…Read More >>

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