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Webinar: The New Immediate & MANDATORY CFIUS Filing Regulations – What You Need to Know and Do Before the Regulations Take Effect on November 10

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The New Immediate & MANDATORY CFIUS Filing Regulations – What You Need to Know and Do Before the Regulations Take Effect on November 10 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT) New CFIUS regulations were announced on October 10, 2018, and will go into effect on November 10, 2018. Rick, Nova,… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Publishes Updated Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook

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Wiley Rein’s Foreign Corrupt Pratices Act (FCPA) and Anti-Corruption Practice has published an updated FCPA Handbook (Seventh Edition). Since 1977, U.S. companies conducting business with foreign government entities and government officials have had to comply with the FCPA, which prohibits U.S. companies from bribing any foreign official to obtain or retain business.  Companies and individuals found in… Continue Reading

Foreign Agents Registration Act Webinar

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Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA): Navigating Audits and Other Compliance Issues in a New Era of Enforcement Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), once a little-known law, continues to garner heightened attention given a recent string of high profile enforcement actions under the statute. The… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Wins AMM Award for Steel Excellence as ‘Best Legal Services Provider’ for Two Years Running

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Washington, DC—For the second consecutive year, Wiley Rein LLP has been named “Legal Services Provider of the Year” by American Metal Market (AMM) as part of the publication’s annual Awards for Steel Excellence. The award was presented yesterday evening to Alan H. Price, chair of the firm’s International Trade Practice, at a ceremony in New York City. The awards… Continue Reading

OFAC Revokes JCPOA-Related General Licenses and Issues Wind-Down Authorizations

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Following the President’s May 8, 2018 withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), today, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) revoked General License H (GL H), which authorized U.S.-owned or -controlled foreign entities to engage in business with Iran, and General License I (GL I), which authorized U.S. persons to negotiate and enter into contingent… Continue Reading

USTR Year in Review & Potential 2018 Trade Policy Changes Webinar

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In the first year of his Administration, President Trump has taken several actions that are creating trade uncertainties for businesses and governments worldwide. Join us for a policy and law briefing to learn about new opportunities and challenges presented by the Administration’s actions in its first year, how new trade policies may affect domestic and… Continue Reading

FARA Webinar: Overview of the Act and Recent Developments in a New Enforcement Environment on December 12 at 12 PM EST

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The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), once a little-known law, has been thrown into the national spotlight in recent months. The law, which has been on the books since 1938, is a disclosure statute that requires persons who are acting as agents of a foreign principal, and providing services in a political or public relations… Continue Reading

Updated Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Handbook

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Wiley Rein has updated our Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Handbook, which reviews the rules that govern whether an entity should register with the FARA Registration Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice, the registration process, the obligations of registered agents, and the penalties that may be imposed for FARA violations. Any person who engages… Continue Reading

Commerce Officially Launches Investigation to Determine Whether Steel Imports Should be Restricted on National Security Grounds

Posted in Announcements, National Security, Trade Remedies
The Trump Administration has officially launched an investigation into whether steel imports should be restricted on national security grounds pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Section 232 is a rarely-used provision of U.S. trade law and was last invoked in 2001.  The statute provides that investigations may be initiated upon… Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Commerce Seeks Comments Regarding China’s Non-Market Economy Status

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As part of the antidumping investigation of Certain Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is soliciting comments regarding China’s status as a non-market economy. The Tariff Act of 1930 defines “non-market economy country” as any foreign country that does not “operate on market principles of cost or… Continue Reading

Senior U.S. Congressional Trade Counsel Stephen Claeys Joins Wiley Rein

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Wiley Rein LLP announced today that Stephen J. Claeys has joined as a partner in the renowned International Trade Practice. Mr. Claeys brings to the firm 25 years of experience advising members of Congress, senior White House and U.S. Department of Commerce officials, and clients on international trade law and policy, and supervising the enforcement… Continue Reading

USTR Files Landmark WTO Complaint, on Behalf of Wiley Rein Client, on China’s Subsidies to Aluminum Producers

Posted in Announcements, Antidumping, World Trade Organization
On behalf of Wiley Rein LLP’s client, Century Aluminum, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today filed one of the largest and most complicated World Trade Organization (WTO) cases in recent years. The landmark case challenges China’s subsidization of its aluminum industry and seeks to remedy the injury the Chinese government’s policies are causing to the… 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

CBP to Publish New Regulations on Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties

Posted in Announcements, Antidumping, Customs Law, Dumping and Subsidies, Trade Remedies
New Regulations Allow for Investigation of Duty Evasion U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released interim final regulations setting up a new procedure for investigating evasion of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD).  The interim regulations, which are subject to public comment, put into place important provisions of the “Enforce and Protect Act of 2015,”… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Releases Updated Report on Global Steel Industry Overcapacity

Posted in Announcements, Antidumping, Compliance, Customs Law, Dumping and Subsidies
Today our International Trade Group published a report—the second edition of its kind—on the unprecedented level of overcapacity in the global steel industry, which is severely distorting the world market and threatening the viability of many steel producers worldwide. Since the first edition of Government Intervention and Overcapacity was released in July 2013, excess capacity has… Continue Reading

Alan Price Testifies at U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s Hearing on China’s Status as a Non-Market Economy

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Yesterday, I testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCESRC), participating in the panel entitled “Evaluation of China’s Nonmarket Economy Status.” In the panel, I discussed that whether you look at criteria in United States, European Union, or Canadian law—and each government’s approach to China as a major trading partner—China is not a… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Publishes Updated Version of its DSS and FOCI Issues Handbook

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This week, Wiley Rein’s International Trade practice published an updated version of its Defense Security Service (DSS) and Foreign Ownership Control or Influence (FOCI) Issues Handbook, which reviews the rules that ensure that persons and entities with access to classified or sensitive information comply with industry safeguards for protecting such information. Pursuant to the Department of… Continue Reading

U.S. Trade Representative Asks for Data on Global and Telecom Trade Barriers for Annual Reports

Posted in Announcements, Dumping and Subsidies, Manufacturing, Trade Agreement Compliance, Trade Policy
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking input from companies and industry on trade barriers from around the world, in preparation for its annual National Trade Estimate (“NTE”) Report on Foreign Trade Barriers as well as a more focused report on violations of telecommunications trade agreements. USTR announced its request in an… Continue Reading

International Trade Partner Honored as “Rising Star” By Law360

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Maureen E. Thorson, a standout partner in Wiley Rein’s preeminent International Trade Practice, was profiled as a 2015 “Rising Star” by Law360, which named her one of the nation’s top four international trade attorneys under 40. Ms. Thorson, a licensed customs broker, specializes in petitioner-side anti-dumping and countervailing duty litigation and customs law. Her impressive… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Partner to Participate in Annual D.C. Bar International Trade Law & Policy Debate

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Daniel Pickard, a partner in Wiley Rein’s International Trade Practice, will be participating in a program sponsored by the International Trade Committee of the D.C. Bar International Law Section on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The program, “2015 International Trade Law & Policy Debate,” will feature a debate between Dan and Daniel Porter about today’s most… Continue Reading

Chambers Global Ranks International Trade Practice Among Best in the World

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For the fifth consecutive year, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business has included Wiley Rein’s International Trade group in its worldwide rankings.  The Chambers guides rank the best law firms and lawyers and cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. In addition, several of the firm’s attorneys were again singled out by Chambers Global 2015 as leaders in their fields, including, International… Continue Reading

International Trade Practice Named an “International Trade Group of the Year” by Law360 for Fifth Consecutive Year

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For the fifth year in a row, Wiley Rein’s International Trade Practice has been named an “International Trade Group of the Year” by Law360.  Wiley Rein’ s Team, chaired by Alan H. Price, was one of three International Trade groups in the country selected by Law360, and is one of only two International Trade practices… Continue Reading
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