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Have US Tariffs Launched a Trade War?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email Citing national security concerns, in March (2018) the Trump Administration imposed a 25% duty on steel imports and a 10% duty on aluminum imports. Have US tariffs launched a trade war? Or is it clever use of a negotiating tactic by the Administration? Negotiations Using the threat of the tariffs, the Trump Administration received commitments from Argentina, Australia, Brazil and South Koreato reduce their imports of the...

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Should the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) be reformed?

Posted by on May 21, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email Should the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) be reformed? That is the question being considered by the United Nations Commission on Trade Law (UNCITRAL). ISDS provisions are contained in about 3,000 investment treaties and investment chapters of free trade agreements. The provisions permit a foreign investor in the form of a company or individual to bring a claim directly against a State where the investor...

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GSP is Back! What To Do

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email GSP is back! As of April 22, 2018 importers can once again take advantage of the retroactive renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. This means: Entering GSP-eligible products without having to pay duties; and Claiming refunds for duties paid while the program was lapsed (January 1, 2018 – April 21, 2018) Entering GSP-Eligible Products Products eligible for duty-free entry into the United States...

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Trump Trade Agenda

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email The Trump trade agenda is in the news. Since January (2018), the Trump Administration has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, started a trade war with China, and re-negotiated the 6-year old Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). The Administration also continues NAFTA re-negotiations and most recently is considering having the U.S. re-join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement left within three days of Trump...

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Trade Watch 2018: Brexit

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email On March 29, 2019 the United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU). On what terms? What will Brexit mean for the future of the UK’s trading relations with the EU and the rest of the world? Just over a year ago (on March 29, 2017), UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, informed the EU of its intention to withdraw from the European Union. Her act honored the outcome of the June 23rd Brexit referendum.This act...

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