Monthly Archives: February 2015

Revisions to U.S. Export Controls on Exports to India

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove license requirements for certain items exported to India.  The BIS rule removes India from Crime Controls columns 1 and 3, and Regional Stability column 2 on the Commerce Country Chart.  The rule does not eliminate licensing requirements for export [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:51+00:00 February 11th, 2015|News & Events|

CBP and EPA Seize and Re-export More than 730 illegal Vehicles

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) it seized or required exportation of more than 730 items for importation without the necessary emission controls under the Clean Air Act.  The seized items included ATVs, motorcycles and generators.  CBP announced civil penalties for the importations in addition [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:51+00:00 February 11th, 2015|News & Events|

BIS and OFAC Publish Rules Amending Export Controls for Sudan

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) have adopted final rules amending the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR).  The OFAC rule creates a general license for certain software, hardware, and services incident to personal communications.  The general license authorizes the exportation of certain fee based software and services incident [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:51+00:00 February 11th, 2015|News & Events|

Ready to Import Chinese Drill Pipe and Drill Collars? Watch out – it could be a trap.

On December 29, 2014, U.S. importers of Chinese drill pipe and drill collars (collectively, “drill pipe”) all breathed a sigh of relief when the Department of Commerce published its decision to revoke antidumping and countervailing duty orders against Chinese drill pipe.  This publication would seem like a great victory for importers in the oil and [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:51+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Spotlight|

CBP Releases 2014 Travel and Trade Statistics

CBP announced that it processed more than $2.4 trillion in trade in 2014, representing a four per cent increase from 2013.  CBP also announced that it collected more than $34 billion in duties in 2014, a two per cent increase from the previous year.  The announcement also highlighted seizures of goods violating intellectual property rights, [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:51+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|