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US-China Tariffs: What You Can do NOW

With the United States and China both announcing yet another round of increased and new tariffs, we wanted to summarize what has happened in the earlier rounds of tariffs and highlight a few items and upcoming deadlines U.S. companies should address. China Imports Covered Hearing Rate – Effective Date Exclusion Requests List 1 – $16

Canna Law Blog

California Cannabis: Prepare Now for Your Upcoming Product Liability Wake-Up Call

Time and again I have warned cannabis industry participants that federal prohibition means nothing when it comes to liability created by defective products. Colorado is a prime example of the threat and the power of cannabis product recalls. And though for years now we’ve seen various cannabis businesses in Colorado pull their products from the shelves

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How to Buy PPE from China

Contents of this Article: For-Profit PPE Buyers The Medical Provider/Government PPE Buyers China’s New PPE Rules How to Increase The Odds of Your PPE getting Through China Customs Getting Your China PPE Through U.S. Customs Buying products from China has always been risky, but COVID-19 puts us at an 11 out of 10 We Want

Canna Law Blog

CBD Companies Should Prepare Now for Product Liability Claims

We counsel our cannabis (and non-cannabis) clients extensively on product liability issues, and have warned them that the federal illegality of their products will not shield them from the same products liability risks faced by companies in other industries. We extend the same warnings to our cannabidiol (CBD) clients, who, if they are operating outside

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Cannabis Product Liability in Washington State

As Washington’s cannabis industry continues to develop, marijuana businesses continue to face new challenges. And with an ever growing number of consumers buying and using marijuana the risk of lawsuits against those who produce or sell cannabis keeps growing as well. Under what is called product liability law, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who

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Cannabis Business Basics: Product Liability Insurance is a Nonnegotiable Priority

With Juul recently in the news and vaping bans going into effect around the country (see our recent coverage here, here, here and here), marijuana companies have been asking us questions about what to expect in the near term. In the midst of this uncertainty, we have been stressing to our clients the importance of insurance coverage

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China Law Blog

How to Reduce Your Foreign Manufactured Product Liability Risks

How often do you stop to think about the ubiquitous “Made in China” label? If you are buying products from China, you should think about this all the time. The same holds true if you are buying your products from any third party manufacturer anywhere. To convince recalcitrant clients of the need for product liability

A Legal Primer on Doing Business in the United States

Doing Business in the United States: The Laws You Should Know

As the country with the world’s largest economy, the United States offers some of the best business opportunities in the world.  To assist businesses in taking advantage of those opportunities, this guide provides an overview of the US legal system and some of the laws relevant to doing business in the United States. 1. The

Canna Law Blog

Start Your Engines for California Cannabis Recalls

Now that the MAUCRSA transition period is over and full cannabis testing is in the works, we can fully expect California marijuana companies to start engaging in recalls of certain products for a variety of reasons. In fact, a voluntary recall has already been initiated by The Bloom Brand where an impermissible pesticide (Myclobutanil) was

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Tariffs Against China Products: A Roadmap on What YOU Should do Now

1. The New Tariffs The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) formally published a notice in the Federal Register (this means it is official) confirming President Trump’s by now famous weekend tweet: U.S. imports of Chinese products, valued at $200 billion, that have been subject to 10 percent tariff since September 24, 2018, will now be subject to