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Webinar: Trade Policies in the Trump Administration: Part One

Posted in Uncategorized
President-elect Trump’s campaign focused heavily on international trade issues such as free trade agreements, import tariffs, and trade deficits. However, the campaign discourse may differ from the reality of the new Administration. Cut through the rhetoric and identify the challenges and opportunities presented by the Trump Administration. Join us for the first of our two-part… Continue Reading

Proposed Electronic Waste Export Legislation Aims to Reduce Counterfeiting

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In June, the Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act, H.R. 5579 (SEERA), was introduced in the House of Representatives amid increased concerns regarding counterfeiting in the global electronics industry, particularly with respect to electronics used in the military. The bill was introduced, in part, in response to a 2012 Senate Armed Services Committee report that… Continue Reading

Congress Moves Forward on ENFORCE Trade Evasion Legislation

Posted in Dumping and Subsidies, Manufacturing, Trade Agreement Compliance, Trade Policy, Uncategorized, World Trade Organization
  Congress took an important step toward strengthening U.S. trade law enforcement by moving forward a conference report on the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644), which includes the Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs Evasion (ENFORCE) Act. ENFORCE addresses the serious and growing problem of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duties.… Continue Reading

United States Concludes 12-Nation Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

Posted in TPP, Uncategorized
After eight years of negotiations, the United States and 11 other nations concluded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement on Monday in Atlanta. The 12 nations announced their agreement at a press conference hosted by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Monday morning. The agreement is the largest ever free trade agreement, covering approximately 40… Continue Reading

United States Asks WTO to Examine “Pervasive” AD/CVD Duty Evasion

Posted in Dumping and Subsidies, Manufacturing, TPA, TPP, Trade Agreement Compliance, Trade Policy, Uncategorized, World Trade Organization
The United States took another step this week to turn up the heat on companies who evade antidumping and countervailing duties, by asking a World Trade Organization committee to investigate the growing problem of antidumping duty “evasion services.” In a March 16 submission to the WTO Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices Informal Group on Anti-Circumvention, the… Continue Reading
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