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Trade Watch 2018: UK Brexit Proposal

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email The British government’s proposal for the United Kingdom’s post-Brexit relationship with the European Union has pleased neither the Brexiters nor the EU. It is easy to understand why. The White Paper, The Future Relationship Between the UK and the European Union, boldly proposes that the UK leave the EU while keeping those aspects of EU membership the Theresa May government considers important or necessary. Boris Johnson,...

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Is Your Company Affected by the Trump Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum?

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email Citing national security concerns the Trump Administration has imposed an additional 25% duty on steel mill and a 10% duty on aluminum articles imported into the United States. As of June 1, 2018, imports from all countries, with 4 exceptions, are subject to the additional tax. Is your company affected by the Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum? Affected Imports The affected imports are: Aluminum Products unwrought aluminum...

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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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