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Section 232 Update: Expanded Tariffs, Quotas, and International Retaliation
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, European Union
  • June 12 2018

On June 1, 2018, the Trump Administration extended its Section 232 tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum to cover imports from Canada, Mexico, and

Trump issues Section 232 tariff exemptions, but companies must remain diligent
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA, Mexico, Canada
  • June 8 2018

Canadian business leaders greeted President Trump's announcement that the exemptions for Canada (and Mexico) from the double-digit Section 232 tariffs

A new opportunity for exemption from import duties
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2012

Two committees of the United States Congress recently announced the opportunity to participate in a possible Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, which would collect requests for temporary reduction or cancellation of import duties on specific products.

Trade association asks FMC to reopen NRA rulemaking
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2011

On April 12, 2011, counsel for the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (“NCBFAA” or “the Association”) submitted a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission (“FMC”) offering commentary and a request for a reopening of proceedings under Docket No. 10-03, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier Negotiated Rate Arrangements.

FMC votes to grant NVOCCs relief from current tariff publishing requirements
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2010

On February 18, 2010, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) voted 3-1 in favor of initiating a rulemaking that would grant licensed Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) an exemption from the current requirements for publishing in tariffs the rates they charge for shipments.

CBP amends regulations on foreign repairs to American vessels
  • White & Case LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2009

On October 15, 2009, CBP published a Final Rule amending its regulations to update provisions relating to the declaration, entry, and dutiable status of repair expenditures made abroad for certain vessels.

Customs proposes to modify value calculation for goods returned after alterations
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • March 12 2009

In an effort to promote domestic manufacturing, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced a proposal to exclude the value of U.S.-origin parts from the dutiable value of certain articles exported from the United States for repairs, alterations, or processing performed abroad and subsequently returned to the United States.

Safe harbor applies to ITC action based on foreign practice of patent process
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 28 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) ruling that the safe harbor statute applies in proceedings under the Tariff Act relating to process patents, as well as product patents, for imported products that are used for the exempt purposes of 271(e)(1).