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Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference

Our firm would like to invite you to the Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference being held September 20-22, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  The conference covers both basic and advanced topics in import and export compliance.  In addition, the Conference has been approved for CCS and CES credits via the NCBFFA, and will provide for [...]

May 26th, 2017|News & Events|

Increased Scrutiny of AD/CVD, Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, and Prosecution of Trade Violations

President Trump recently signed an Executive Order titled “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws.” The Executive Order contains limited specific details, but provides an indication that relevant regulations are likely to be modified and that increased enforcement is imminent.  First, the Order calls on [...]

May 26th, 2017|News & Events|

Is Merchandise Classified by Use or by Name?

CBP (and the Court of International Trade) regularly distinguishes between provisions in the HTSUS which are controlled by use (“use” provisions) and those that are controlled by name (“eo nomine” provisions).  In Irwin Industrial Tool Company v. United States, the Court of International Trade illustrated this common issue. In Irwin, the importer entered various hand [...]

May 26th, 2017|News & Events|

Trump Notifies Congress of his Intent to Renegotiate NAFTA

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that President Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  The notification informs Congress that negotiations will begin as soon as practicable, but no earlier than 90 days from the date of the notice (May 18, 2017).  You can read the notification here.  Although [...]

May 26th, 2017|News & Events|

The Risks of a Proposed Expansion of ADD & CVD Orders to Pipe Rack Modules

The Risks of a Proposed Expansion of ADD & CVD Orders to Pipe Rack Modules Importers of pipe rack modules from China may soon have to pay ADDs & CVDs applicable to Chinese origin pipe.  On April 6, 2017, the International Trade Association (ITA) posted on its web site a scope ruling request filed by [...]

April 24th, 2017|News & Events, Spotlight|