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The U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program: How to Make it Work for You

1. We’re The U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program and We’re Here to Help In this time of fragmented production strategies and far-flung supply chains, importing can be fraught with uncertainty, inefficiency, and risk. Add to this the disruptive effects of an exponential increase in trade volume, a multi-year pandemic, an overheated enforcement environment,

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ACE Non-participation Raises “a Red Flag” for U.S. Customs

The current customs and trade landscape is, for considerations relating to national security, economic competitiveness, unfair/illicit trade, supply chain dynamics, human rights, climate change, and consumer protection, more complex and fraught with risk than ever. This characterization is manifest in the terms and/or requirements of recently introduced legislative initiatives (TFTEA, EAPA, UFLPA, etc.), regional agreements

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IPBA Dubai 2023 – Day 2

After a three year Covid-19 induced break, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (“IPBA”) kicked off its (31st) Annual Meeting and Conference in Dubai yesterday. The first day’s keynote session focused on the strategies and technologies deployed by the court system in each speaker’s jurisdiction to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic and to enable their court systems

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Russia: Tightening the Screws, One Turn of the Screwdriver at a Time

As the war in Ukraine enters its sixth month, the U.S. and its allies continue to look for opportunities to undermine Russia’s ambitions using economic means. While this dynamic has played out primarily in the export realm, import policy is also proving to be a pressure point. A prime example of this involves the Biden

February 28, 2023 Webinar: Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa

Harris Bricken attorney Ngosong Fonkem will be presenting “Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview of Legal Considerations” in an upcoming webinar on February 28th, 2023, hosted by the International Trade Club of Chicago (ITCC). “The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and the resulting disruptions of international supply chains, energy supplies and businesses have led to

Upcoming CLE Webinar on Managing Trademarks in International Trade

Harris Bricken attorneys Robert M. Kossick and Fred Rocafort will be presenting “Managing Trademarks in International Trade” in a CLE webinar on March 15th, 2023, hosted by Strafford. “This CLE webinar will guide counsel to companies doing business internationally on IP rights in international trade and the infringement challenges. The panel will examine the administrative

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United States FDA To Open Up Food Facility Registration Renewal Process

The U.S. FDA is requiring all non-exempt domestic and foreign food facilities to renew their registrations between 1 October 2022 and 31 December 2022. The United States FDA, consistent with the Bioterrorism Act’s mandate to take steps to prevent terrorist attacks and/or emergencies involving the food supply of the United States, established regulations requiring the

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New AD/CD Petition: White Grape Juice Concentrate from Argentina (AD/CVD)

White Grape Juice Concentrate from Argentina On March 31, 2021, Delano Growers Grape Products, a California grower cooperative, filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against U.S. imports of white grape juice concentrate (WGJC) from Argentina. WGJC is primarily used as a natural sweetener for food and beverage products such as fruit juices (e.g.,

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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine & The Shape of International Trade to Come

Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine, a sovereign and democratic nation, has shattered Europe’s long peace, cancelled the peace dividend bestowed by what was thought to be the end of the Cold War, and provoked widespread condemnation. With Ukrainian cities, towns, military bases, infrastructure, citizens, and refugees coming under what at times appears to