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Act Now to Benefit From 2021 Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Duty Reductions

Posted by on Nov 24, 2019 | 0 comments

Follow Email You need to act now to keep or obtain a suspension or reduction of duties on your imports under the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill process! A Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) is a law that temporarily reduces or suspends the import tariffs paid on eligible products imported into the United States. Current MTB duty suspensions and reductions will expire on December 31, 2020. The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has begun...

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Protecting Your Intellectual Property at the US Border – Part II

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019 | 0 comments

Follow Email As part of its responsibilities in protecting your intellectual property at the border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) targets and seizes imports of counterfeit and pirated goods. In Part I, we discussed the steps that IPR holders can take to get CBP’s help in enforcing their rights. In Part II, we discuss exceptions for personal travelers and steps that a legitimate importer should take if CBP has detained or seized...

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Protecting Your Intellectual Property at the US Border – Part I

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 | 0 comments

Follow Email As the primary U.S. agency responsible for securing America’s borders, the responsibilities of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) also include protecting your intellectual property at the US border. To help guard against the infringement of U.S. patents, copyrights, and trademarks, CBP intercepts counterfeit and pirated goods at the U.S. border, protecting businesses and consumers. What are Counterfeit & Pirated...

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Regulatory Updates for U.S. Food Importers – November 2018

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 aims to ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply with a focus on preventing, rather than responding to, food contaminations. FSMA requirements apply to domestic and imported human and animal food products, including dietary supplements, regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). URGENT: Food Facilities Must Renew FDA Registrations by December 31, 2018 The FSMA...

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What is a Tariff Anyway?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email A few weeks ago (July 2018), I led a seminar on international trade for high school students which brought home to me how much misunderstanding exists about what is a tariff. The assumption was that tariffs are inherently protectionist. The current use of tariffs by the Trump Administration to protect the U.S. steel and aluminum industry makes it easy to reach that conclusion. But many countries impose tariffs on products even...

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UK Brexit Proposal: Services and Investment

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email UK Brexit Proposal: Services and Investment   Freedom of businesses and professionals to provide services anywhere within the European Union(EU) is a core principle governing the EU Single Market for Services. And the EU single market has been good to UK service providers – UK firms provided over 14% EU audit and accountancy imports in 2016; and UK-located banks underwrote about ½ of the debt and equity issued by EU...

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