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President Releases National Security Strategy

Posted in Trade Negotiations, Trade Policy, Trade Remedies

On Monday, the President released the Administration’s National Security Strategy.  Organized into four pillars – the protection of the American public, the promotion of American prosperity, the preservation of peace, and the advancement of American influence – the National Security Strategy reflects the Administration’s goals to “revitalize the American economy, rebuild {the} military, defend {the… Continue Reading

CBP Announces Critical Interim Measures in New Investigations Against Evasion of the Antidumping Order on Chinese Diamond Sawblades

Posted in Antidumping, Customs Law, Trade Remedies

On Friday, September 22, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced interim measures in a consolidated investigation under the Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 (EAPA), against U.S. importers of Chinese sawblades Power Tek Tool, Inc. (Power Tek) and Lyke Industrial Tool, LLC (Lyke). CBP has a “reasonable suspicion” that Power Tek and Lyke are… Continue Reading

CBP Initiates Investigation and Takes Critical Interim Measures Against Evasion of Antidumping Order on Chinese Diamond Sawblades

Posted in Antidumping, Customs Law, Trade Remedies

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) under the Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 (EAPA) recently notified on the initiation of an investigation and adoption of interim measures against Diamond Tools Technology (DTT), finding that there is a “reasonable suspicion” that DTT is evading the antidumping duty order on Diamond Sawblades from China by transshipping… Continue Reading

U.S. International Trade Commission Submits Preliminary Report and Seeks Limited Additional Comments on Petitions for Import Duty Reductions

Posted in Customs Law, Manufacturing

On June 9, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) submitted its preliminary report on petitions for duty suspensions and reductions, under the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (AMCA), to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance. As discussed in previous posts here and here, the AMCA reformed… Continue Reading

Commerce Calls for Information on U.S. Pipeline Construction and Maintenance for Domestic Sourcing Plan

Posted in Manufacturing, Trade Policy

The Commerce Department’s Office of Policy and Strategic Planning is currently seeking information on the construction and maintenance of American pipelines to inform its forthcoming plan to the President for the domestic sourcing of pipeline materials.  In accordance with the President’s January 24, 2017 Presidential Memorandum on the “Construction of American Pipes,” the agency is… Continue Reading

Commerce Continues Important SIMA Program for Monitoring Steel Imports

Posted in Announcements, Compliance

On Thursday, the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce extended the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system, a significant steel import monitoring program, for an additional five years.  The program has now been in place for 12 years, since 2005, and provides timely and streamlined public access to steel import data.  As… Continue Reading

How Customs Can Collect Billions in Unpaid AD/CVD Duties

Posted in Antidumping

On August 15, 2016, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report finding that there are $2.3 billion in uncollected antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has yet to receive.  GAO examined data for entries from 2001 through 2014, and the amount owed on these entries through… Continue Reading

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