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05/26/2015
04/20/2015
03/17/2015
Mexico, Argentina Extend Limit on Duty-Free Trade in Light Motor Vehicles
Mexico and Argentina have signed an agreement that will extend for four years the so-called ACE 55 agreement setting limits on the value of light-duty motor vehicles and automotive parts that may be traded between the two countries free of duty each year.
03/12/2015
New AD and CV Duties Sought on PET resin from China, India, Oman, and Canada
Petitions filed March 9 allege that certain PET resin from China, India, Oman, and Canada is being sold at less than fair value. The alleged dumping margins are 193.66 percent to 206.51 percent for China, 29.38 percent for India, 125.72 percent to 129.13 percent for Oman and 91.6 percent to 101.44 percent for Canada.
03/10/2015
Brazil Extends Limits on Duty-Free Imports of Light Motor Vehicles from Mexico
​Mexico and Brazil signed an agreement on March 9 to extend for four more years a 2012 arrangement that established limits on the value of light-duty motor vehicles that Mexican manufacturers may export to Brazil free of duty each year.
02/19/2015
New AD Duties Sought On Silicomanganese from Australia
A petition filed Feb. 17 alleges that silicomanganese from Australia is being sold at less than fair value. The alleged dumping margin is 61.1 percent.
01/30/2015
Deadline for Mexican Textile Importers to Register Extended to March 1
​A petition filed June 3 alleges that certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China are being sold at less than fair value and also benefit from countervailable subsidies. The alleged dumping margins range from 45.25% to 60.15%, and 41 countervailable subsidy programs are alleged.
11/13/2014
New AD and CV Duties Sought On Melamine from China and Trinidad & Tobago
A petition filed Nov. 12 alleges that melamine from China and Trinidad & Tobago is being sold at less than fair value and benefiting from countervailable subsidies. The alleged dumping margins are 263.76 percent to 374.14 percent for China and 183.0 percent to 206.5 percent for Trinidad & Tobago
11/04/2014
Apparel Companies Under Threat from “Made in USA” Cases Under California Law
U.S. apparel companies that use de minimis amounts of foreign-made components such as zippers or buttons in their garments were dealt a blow recently when a federal judge declined to throw out a class action lawsuit alleging that clothing labeled as “made in USA” is in violation of California’s strict false advertising law. The case will thus continue and could still result in settlements, damages or other expensive alternatives for affected companies.
10/16/2014
New AD and CV Duties Sought On Welded API Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey
A petition filed Oct. 16 alleges that certain line pipe from Korea and Turkey is being sold at less than fair value. The alleged dumping margins are 58.83 percent to 221.54 percent for Korea and 16 percent for Turkey. The petition also alleges countervailable subsidies for both countries.
09/17/2014
Court Finds That Individuals May be Personally Liable for Entry Violations on Company Imports
Import managers, compliance officers, business owners and others can now be held personally liable under U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s penalty statute (19 USC 1592(a)) for fraudulently or negligently providing information on company imports. A Sept.16 appeals court decision distinguishes between those who “enter” goods (e.g., the importer of record) and those who “introduce” goods into U.S. commerce and broadly defines the latter, creating a wide-ranging new category of individuals subject to penalties for violations of 19 USC 1592(a).
08/27/2014
New AD/CV Duties Sought On Boltless Steel Shelving from China
A petition filed Aug. 26 alleges that certain boltless steel shelving from China is being sold at less than fair value and also benefits from countervailable subsidies. The alleged dumping margins range from 33 percent to 267 percent, and 20 distinct countervailable subsidy programs are alleged. Under special non-market economy rules, the petitioners have selected Indonesia as a surrogate country to value factors of production for Chinese manufacturers.
08/12/2014
CBP Clarifies Policy on Post-Entry Claims for Select FTAs and Preference Programs – UPDATE to August 7, 2014 Client Advisory
U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a guidance letter to the ports Aug. 11 that stated unequivocally that protests cannot be filed to make an initial GSP or AGOA claim or a claim under an FTA not included in 19 USC 1520(d).
08/07/2014
CBP Prohibiting Post-Entry Claims for Select FTA and Preference Programs
A recent change in practice by U.S. Customs and Border Protection is limiting the right of importers to claim preferential treatment under certain free trade agreements and the Generalized System of Preferences. A CBP public guidance document on this issue is expected in the near future, but in the meantime the change could result in unexpected costs for importers.

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