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THREE COUNTRIES TO BE DROPPED FROM THE AGOA PROGRAM IN THE ABSENCE OF URGENT POLICY CHANGES

On November 2, 2021, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Guinea, Mali and Ethiopia will be terminated from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) program, effective January 1, 2022, in the absence of urgent internal policy changes. The administration expressed concern over unconstitutional government changes in Guinea and Mali, and gross violations of […]

USTR REMARKS ON THE ADMINISTRATION’S NEW APPROACH TO THE U.S.-CHINA TRADE RELATIONSHIP – INCLUDES POSSIBILITY OF NEW 301 TARIFFS AND EXCLUSIONS

On October 4, 2021, USTR Katherine Tai spoke to the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the future of the U.S. trade relationship with China.  Highlights of Ambassador Tai’s comments follow: The U.S. will restart a targeted China 301 tariff exclusion process to mitigate the effects of certain Section 301 tariffs that have not […]

IMPORTANT REMINDER

U.S.-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT TAKES EFFECT ON JULY 1, 2020 Importers and exporters of goods produced in North America are reminded that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) takes effect on July 1, 2020.  On that date, the eligibility rules and procedures under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) will cease to apply and will be replaced by […]

USTR SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA 301 EXCLUSIONS

  The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued two notices requesting comments on whether certain soon to expire China 301 tariff exclusions should be extended. The exclusions at issue are described below: China 301 List 1 – The sixth set of exclusions which were issued in July 2019 and are scheduled to […]

PARIS FASHION LAW AND INNOVATION CONFERENCE

On October 4, 2019, GDLSK partner, Frank Desiderio, will be speaking at the 2019 Fashion Law & Innovation Conference in Paris. He will serve on a panel discussing anticounterfeiting strategies for the U.S. Market. The conference is organized by the Federal Bar Association and French American Bar Association and will be held at the La […]