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- Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You? U.S. Export Control Agency Visits
What to expect during a visit from the agencies and best practices to prepare for them.
- How to Determine if International Products Are Subject to International Dumping Rules
When determining if a product is subject to dumping rules, the international laws must be taken into account. This means that there may be actions against dumping such as unfairly low prices, certain stipulations that may offset subsidies and possible emergency measures to protect domestic entities.
- Developing an Export Control Plan
When businesses have products that need to be exported to other countries, it is imperative that a proper control plan is developed for exports.
- Exceptions to United States Anti-Boycott Provisions of the Export Administration Act
There are some exceptions available with anti-boycott provisions in place for exported materials. Many of these depend on the country, the product and other factors of the shipping such as the container, the vehicle and the manner of care given to the items.
- United Nations Convention and its Impact on Contracts for the Sale of Goods
The United Nations conventions and other meetings are in place to ensure uniform and reasonable regulations are in place across several countries with certain international concerns. Among these is the sale and export of goods between borders and across the United Nations.
- Effect of Equitable Price Adjustments in International Contracts
International contracts may be full of various stipulations based on the countries included in the arrangements. This means that those involved must fully understand all the processes that affect the outcome of the dealings. Adjustments must be effective and efficient.
- Can Customs Seize My Money When I Enter the Country and Is There a Limit?
When visiting other countries, it is important to know what customs and laws may affect the guests. This is vital in a number of ways, but necessary if any of these concerns will affect the individual negatively. If certain items are not permitted to leave the country, enter the country or be in excess of a certain weight, the visitor should know this before attempting to do so.
- Are My Products Subject to Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duties?
Many importers will discover at some point that products they import may be subject to anti-dumping duties (“ADD”) or countervailing duties (“CVD”). With the new Trump administration appearing to take a very aggressive tone toward unfair trade practices by foreign competitors, particularly China, there may soon be an increase in ADD/CVD orders and enforcement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“Customs” or “CBP”).
- Import Violations: What You Need to Know about 19 USC § 1592
In 2016, Customs and Border Protection (“CBP” or “Customs”) processed $2.28 trillion in imports, levying 13 monetary penalties totaling over $30.6 million on importers for fraud, gross negligence, and negligence for anti-dumping/countervailing duty (“AD/CVD”) violations.
- Freight Forwarding as Brokering Activity
In August 2013, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) published an interim final rule that clarified some aspects of the requirement for broker registration under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”).