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USTR Releases Reports Identifying Problematic Trade Practices by Chinese and Russian Governments

Posted in Trade Agreement Compliance, World Trade Organization

On January 19, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its annual reports on China’s and Russia’s compliance with their World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations. These reports highlight areas in which these countries continue to pursue policies that run afoul of global trade rules. In its reports, USTR concluded that both “China and Russia have… Continue Reading

OFAC Amends Sudanese Sanction Regulations

Posted in Economic Sanctions, Export Controls

The Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) has announced that it is issuing a general license for activities prohibited by the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations.  Effectively, that will make the sanctions’ prohibitions inoperative going forward, even as the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations themselves remain in place.  OFAC’s new rules, which become effective today, authorize all transactions that… Continue Reading

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Issues First Notices of Action Under the Enforce and Protect Act

Posted in Antidumping, Customs Law, Dumping and Subsidies, Trade Remedies

Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted two Notices of Action (NOAs) regarding allegations submitted pursuant to the Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA).  The NOAs—one to initiate an allegation and one notice of non-initiation—are the first that have been posted since CBP established its interim rules for EAPA allegations in August 2016. These… Continue Reading

USTR Urged to Re-list Alibaba Group As a “Notorious Market”

Posted in Manufacturing

Today, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) concludes its annual collection information from the public regarding markets outside of the United States that should be included in the 2016 “Notorious Markets” List.  Published annually, USTR’s Notorious Markets List identifies both Internet and physical markets that are reported to engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy… Continue Reading

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