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Commerce Department Announces Section 232 Exclusions; Notifications to Requesters Lagging

Among the companies allowed exclusions to the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum are the Connecticut company that makes Schick razors, which will be allowed to import steel blades from Japan, and U.S. Leakless, an Alabama company that imports … Subscribe to Read >>

CIT Finds ADA Compliance Not Enough for Classification in Special Duty-Free Subheading

Goods don’t qualify for duty-free treatment under the Nairobi Protocol simply because they are made to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Court of International Trade said in a June 19 decision. Toilets imported by Danze are … Subscribe to Read >>

'Brute Force' Tariffs Seen by Panelists as Unlikely to Resolve Chinese IP Theft

The problem with intellectual property theft is not only not going to be solved by tariff threats, experts said, it's likely to get worse in coming years. "I don't believe a set of punitive tariffs will bring about change in … Subscribe to Read >>

NAFTA's Direction Unclear; Auto Industry Worried, Milk Producers Heartened

Lobbyists whose sectors could be affected by a renegotiated NAFTA and a political analyst agreed that they don't know where NAFTA talks are going. Some see midterm elections as key to what happens next. Subscribe to Read >>

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Bill to Stop Administration's ZTE Reprieve Contains Loophole

Despite repeated lobbying trips from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Senate passed a version of the defense authorization bill June 18 that includes an amendment designed to retain the seven-year export ban on Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer ZTE. However, the way the amendment is written, the Commerce Department would retain the discretion to allow ZTE to continue importing semiconductors from U.S. sources. … Read More >>

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