Customs and Trade Law Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:

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Customs and Trade Law Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:

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International Trade Week

Diaz Trade Law was enthusiastic to attend various events from International Trade Week which took place from May 16-20 of 2022. Here is a recap of all the events we attended!

ADCVD

  • Scott McBride talked about transshipment and how it is evasion and how fraud is not covered by circumvention laws but rather by CBP.
  • This presentation discussed 226b, 226d, and 226f.
    • 226b discusses self-initiation and how a notice will be issued if the government initiates it.
    • 226d allows rejection of circumvention injury and identifying problems where parties can fix the issues.
    • In this case, if commerce does not identify the issue, commerce must issue determination and if it is extraordinarily complicated, it can be expanded up to a full year.

Food and Drug Administration

  • Angel Omar explained how all products are required to meet the same standards as domestic goods/products.
    • Drugs and devices must be safe and effective and require a fee application prior to importation.
    • Every product must meet performance requirements and must contain a label that is presented in English.
  • Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics Act has an import section that allows for refusal for import electronics and products that fail to meet the applicable standards.
    • Appearance is very important and based on the standard, the FDA can refuse the entry of goods that appear to be misbranded.
    • Section 708 allows the FDA to destroy products without an opportunity to export/refuse if the product is valued at $2500 or less.
  • FDA’s import alerts allow […]

3-Part Podcast Miniseries – Importing, Exporting, and AD/CVD

Diaz Trade Law is excited to announce that three of its attorneys participated in a three-part podcast mini-series on Customs and International Trade law.  The podcast is titled “The View from Jamestown” and hosted by Ben Sawicki of The Chemical Company. This special three-part podcast mini-series featured an in-depth introduction to importing, exporting, and anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations (AD/CVD), along with helpful insights on best practices for your business. The three podcasts are great for both beginners and advanced levels. We would love to hear your feedback once you’ve watched!

Watch Now! 

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By |2021-12-20T10:52:46-05:00December 21, 2021|Best Practices, Export, Import, International Law, International Trade, Speaking, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)|Comments Off on 3-Part Podcast Miniseries – Importing, Exporting, and AD/CVD

New Antidumping Petition Against Imports of Certain Honey Products

Background on AD/CVD Investigations

Antidumping duty (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) investigations are brought jointly by the U.S. International Trade Commission (“USITC”) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”). AD investigations are triggered when a domestic industry alleges that it has been injured by competing imports of particular goods from specific countries being sold at less than a fair value. Meanwhile, CVD investigations are triggered when a domestic industry alleges that it has been injured by competing imports that are being unfairly subsidized by their governments. The domestic industry initiating the investigation is known as the petitioner while the foreign industry participating in the investigation is known as the respondent.

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By |2021-10-07T15:00:36-04:00April 22, 2021|AD/CVD, China, Import, International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), Vietnam|Comments Off on New Antidumping Petition Against Imports of Certain Honey Products

Anti-Circumvention, EAPA, Dumping Duties & the Spreadability of Cases

This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of AD/CVD, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s enforcement actions and investigative process, as well as a review of EAPA regulations and provide insights on best practices to protect your company in this contentious area of U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement.

Background on EAPA

The Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 (EAPA) allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to investigate whether a company has evaded anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) duties in an on-the-record investigation. EAPA enforcement has increased considerably in recent years. In fact, in Fiscal Year 2020, CBP collected $287 million in duties via EAPA enforcement – this is a 500 percent increase since the beginning of the EAPA program in FY 2017.

On April 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM, Jennifer Diaz and David Craven will present a webinar on Anti-Circumvention/EAPA/Dumping Duties & the Spreadability of Cases.

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By |2021-07-23T16:40:49-04:00April 19, 2021|AD/CVD, Best Practices, China, Enforcement, Import, International Trade, Pre-compliance, Reasonable Care, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)|Comments Off on Anti-Circumvention, EAPA, Dumping Duties & the Spreadability of Cases

New AD/CVD Petition Against Imports of Certain Chinese Mobile Access Equipment

Background on AD/CVD Investigations

Antidumping duty (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) investigations are brought jointly by the U.S. International Trade Commission (“USITC”) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”). AD investigations are triggered when a domestic industry alleges that it has been injured by competing imports of particular goods from specific countries being sold at less than a fair value. Meanwhile, CVD investigations are triggered when a domestic industry alleges that it has been injured by competing imports that are being unfairly subsidized by their governments. The domestic industry initiating the investigation is known as the petitioner while the foreign industry participating in the investigation is known as the respondent.

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By |2021-10-12T14:40:57-04:00March 25, 2021|AD/CVD, Best Practices, China Trade War, Customs Expert, Enforcement, Export, Import, International Law, International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)|Comments Off on New AD/CVD Petition Against Imports of Certain Chinese Mobile Access Equipment

PC WIRE STRAND AVAILABILITY AT RISK

Do you use, or are you planning to use PC Wire Strand?

PC Wire Strand is a critical raw material used in the production of pre-stressed concrete. The availability of such a product is now at serious risk, which would make producing pre-stressed concrete difficult and expensive. A trade action has just been filed,  seeking to impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports from fifteen countries (Argentina, Columbia, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates). This investigation is being conducted in parallel by two separate Federal Agencies; The International Trade Commission which decides whether the U.S. industry is being injured by the imports and the U.S. Department of Commerce which decides the amount of any duties.

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Missed DTL’s seminar on AD/CVD with CBP? Here’s a re-cap.

Yesterday we at DTL had the pleasure of hosting Part 1 of 2 of our Seminar Series for Compliance Professionals. In celebration of #WorldTradeMonth the first seminar concentrated on Antidumping Duties and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) with expert speakers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). While we had a packed room, we have received requests from industry members who were not able to attend asking for a re-cap. You asked so we delivered!

 Here is our re-cap:

The morning kicked off with a networking breakfast where experienced and novice custom brokers, legal counsel, trade consultants, and others were able to engage in meaningful dialogue about overlapping issues they experience in their respective workplaces in dealing with the topic of AD/CVD.

JenThe seminar promptly began at 9:00 am with introductory remarks by our own President, Jennifer Diaz. We had all attendees introduce themselves and include why this seminar was important to attend. We were glad to hear from majority of attendees that their reason for participating was to further their trade education, and CBP wanted to ensure they performed “informed compliance” with the trade community.  One attendee commented with “I’m here to continue to learn as that’s what we [customer brokers] are required to do.” […]

By |2017-05-11T10:34:47-04:00May 11, 2017|AD/CVD, Customs Broker, Events, Import, Seizures, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)|Comments Off on Missed DTL’s seminar on AD/CVD with CBP? Here’s a re-cap.
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