At the recently concluded Bureau of Industry and Security Update Conference in Washington, D.C., Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Matthew Axelrod, announced four significant policy changes affecting export enforcement, which are focused on increasing the consequence of an export violation and strengthening the efforts of the Office of Export Enforcement to keep sensitive U.S. technologies […]
On July 21st, Richard Wortman and Arthur Bodek will be presenting at a program for the California Fashion Association (CFA) entitled “The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) went into effect. Will I have merchandise to sell?” Issues addressed will include the key provisions under the UFLPA, importer obligations, comparisons with the “Withhold Release Order” […]
Under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”), effective June 21, 2022, a rebuttable presumption of “forced labor” will apply to goods that are produced, wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“XUAR”) of China or by an entity identified as being associated with XUAR labor. GDLSK’s summary of the UFLPA can […]
On December 14, 2021, Representative Jim McGovern and Senator Marco Rubio announced agreement on a compromise version of the proposed Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. The bill was promptly passed unanimously by the House of Representatives and is expected to be taken up by the Senate very shortly with an eye towards forwarding it to […]
On June 7, 2019, President Trump announced that proposed additional tariffs on goods imported from Mexico are “indefinitely suspended”. The tariffs were scheduled to take effect on June 10, 2019, at an initial rate of 5% ad valorem, and rise thereafter by 5% increments on the first of each month, ending on October 1, 2019, […]
Richard Wortman will be speaking in Portland, OR on the theme “All Things China and Trade” on Wednesday December 19, 2018 for the Columbia River Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association (www.crcbfa.org). The presentation will be held at Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220. The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. and a luncheon will follow.