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EU initiates antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings on ethanol from the United States
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • December 13 2011

In a recent development affecting U.S. companies that ship ethanol to European Union (EU) countries, the European Commission has initiated antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations on ethanol from the United States


U.S. lawmakers and interest groups push for action on imports of auto parts from China
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • China, USA
  • February 10 2012

At a January 31, 2012 press conference, members of Congress representing the Midwest and representatives from the United Auto Workers and the American Alliance for Manufacturing pushed President Obama to restrict imports of auto parts from China


USUK Treaty reduces ITAR requirements for defense-related US-UK transactions
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • April 23 2012

On April 13, 2012, the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom entered into force with the exchange of diplomatic notes between the two countries


Pending USTR review of duty preference program presents opportunities and risks
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2012

On July 30, 2012, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced its review of the popular Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) duty preference program for 2012


U.S. companies gain easier access to FTZs under revised regulations
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2012

Foreign-trade zones (FTZs) allow companies to delay, reduce or eliminate import duty payment on foreign merchandise through special U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) procedures


New law effectively overturns decision barring CVD cases against NME countries
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2012

On March 13, 2012, President Obama signed legislation that allows the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) to impose countervailing duties (CVDs) on imports from China and other non-market economy (NME) countries


New SEC disclosure requirements for use of “conflict minerals” and for government payments
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2012

On August 22, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved two final rules imposing new disclosure requirements on publicly-traded companies that use "conflict minerals," or are involved in the commercial development of oil, natural gas or minerals and making payments to governments


International trade & customs update: Treasury adds Iraq to list of boycotting countries
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Iraq, USA
  • August 22 2012

In a Federal Register notice issued August 17, 2012, the U.S. Department of the Treasury added Iraq to the list of countries that request U.S. companies to participate or agree to participate in boycotts prohibited under U.S. law


Long-awaited FCPA guidance released
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2012

On November 14, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jointly issued a much-anticipated guidance document outlining the governments views on enforcement and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA


New trade agreements, renewed trade laws offer importexport opportunities to U.S. companies and relief to U.S. workers
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Colombia, Panama, South Korea, USA
  • October 26 2011

Under the Korea-U.S. FTA (KORUS), almost 95 percent of trade between the United States and South Korea in consumer and industrial products will become duty-free within five years of implementation, with most remaining tariffs eliminated within 10 years