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Today, in response to requests for additional time, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it is extending the comment period for the May 30, 2018 notice which requested comments regarding the effects on national security of imports of automobiles and automotive parts. Comments and requests to appear at the public hearings were originally due by June 22, 2018, but will now be accepted until June 29, 2018. Additionally, the rebuttal period has been extended to July 13, 2018.
Today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice announcing the imposition of an additional ad valorem duty of 25 percent on certain products from China that have an approximate annual trade value of $34 billion, effective July 6, 2018. The administration is still accepting comments and will hold a public hearing on whether the duty will be imposed on additional products with an approximate trade value of $16 billion. This coincides with the administration’s plan to impose a tariff of $50 billion on goods imported from China containing industrially significant technology.
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Last week, Secretary of Commerce Ross announced that ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. (collectively, “ZTE”) have agreed to severe additional penalties and compliance measures to remove the BIS denial order imposed as a result of ZTE’s violations of its March 2017 settlement agreement. ZTE must pay $1 billion and place an additional $400 million in suspended penalty money in escrow before BIS will remove ZTE from the Denied Persons List. These penalties are in addition to the $892 million in penalties ZTE has already paid to the U.S government under the March 2017 settlement agreement. ZTE must also retain a team of special compliance coordinators selected by and answerable to BIS for a period of 10 years and replace the entire board of directors and senior leadership for both entities.
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Join the International Law Section of the Houston Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas for a breakfast meeting on New Anti-Corruption and Trade Laws and Other Developments, featuring Joiner Law Firm’s Senior Associate, Lindsey Roskopf. More Info→
Join the U.S. Trade and Development Agency for a reverse trade mission that will bring public officials and private sector decision-makers from Brazil, India, Indonesia, Panama, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam to the United States for meetings with U.S. businesses. All delegates will first travel to Houston, Texas and then to Washington, D.C. A business briefing will be a part of the itinerary. More Info→
Join the U.S. Trade and Development Agency for the 2018 U.S.–China Aviation Symposium, along with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC ), and the U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP). The event will allow industry leaders and U.S. government officials to engage in a high-level forum, in an effort to enhance the U.S. and China’s partnership in the aviation sector. More Info→
The NCBFAA Educational Institute is proud to invite all global logistics professionals to the Fourth Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G·TEC). This two-day event will give customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI, service providers, importers, exporters and all global logistics professionals an opportunity to update themselves on industry developments and connect with colleagues. More Info→