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Customs Valuation Seminar in Los Angeles

Erik Smithweiss will be conducting a full day seminar on Customs Valuation in Los Angeles for the Foreign Trade Association.  The seminar will provide an in-depth review of the rules for customs valuation used in WTO member countries, with a particular emphasis on U.S. Customs regulations and recent developments.  It will also cover practical advice for managing compliance with customs valuation rules and for reporting value adjustments.  The seminar takes place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS CONSIDERING THE ADDITION OF THIRTY-FIVE “SHORT SUPPLY” FABRICS UNDER THE U.S.-BAHRAIN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

In a notice published in the Federal Register earlier this week, the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (“CITA”) announced its receipt of a request from the Government of Bahrain for negotiations on the apparel rules of origin under the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement to address the availability of thirty-five different knit and woven fabrics in the U.S. and Bahrain.[1]

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David M. Murphy will speak at the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) Spring Seminar held in San Antonio, TX on May 22, 2017

David M. Murphy will speak at the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) Spring Seminar held in San Antonio, TX on May 22, 2017. He will discuss “Trade Issues Impacting FTZs.”  The Seminar “Navigating Uncharted Waters” on May 21-23, 2017 addresses the challenges facing grantees, operators, and users of foreign trade zones for manufacturing, distribution, and storage.

   

EUROPEAN UNION ASSESSES INCREASED DUTIES ON IMPORTS OF CERTAIN U.S. PRODUCTS

In a Notice published in the Official Journal of the European Union on April 29, 2017, the EU has announced its imposition of an additional 4.3% ad valorem import duty on certain products of U.S. origin, as part of its ongoing dispute with the United States over the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (commonly referred to as “the Byrd Amendment”).[1] 

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION REJECTS AD/CV DUTIES ON TRUCK AND BUS TIRES FROM CHINA

By a vote of 3 – 2, the United States International Trade Commission (“USITC”) decided that truck and bus tires (“TBT”) from China did not materially injure a domestic industry in the United States or threaten a domestic industry with material injury.

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