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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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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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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

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Export Compliance and When Do You NOT Need an Export License?

Though exporting products, services and technologies from the United States is relatively easy, especially as compared with many other countries, our clients are always peppering our international trade lawyers with export questions. In this post, I attempt to answer the seminal question related to exporting from the United States: What are the basics to ensure

What to do When United States Customs is Coming After You

What to do When United States Customs is Coming After You

Years ago, in Importing Goods From China: The Risks Are Rising, we wrote how companies can recognize impending antidumping (AD) or countervailing duty (CVD) petitions. In this post I address what you as an importer, exporter or foreign producer should do if you see an AD/CVD storm looming. The first thing you should do is determine whether

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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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Harris Bricken Welcomes Robert Kossick to Its International Trade Practice

Harris Bricken welcomes international trade lawyer,  Robert M. Kossick, to its international trade practice, which provides strategic legal solutions for U.S. and international companies doing business and facing legal disputes across borders. With over twenty years of cross-border transaction experience, Robert is a board-certified international attorney and licensed customs broker whose practice has centered on

Harris Bricken Attorneys Secure Lifting of Forced Labor Order

Harris Bricken Attorneys Secure Lifting of Forced Labor Order

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently revoked a withhold release order (WRO) issued against one of our clients. The WRO was imposed by CBP after it received an allegation falsely claiming our client was using forced labor. Our attorneys Rodrigo Guedes Nunes (who leads our Brazil office) and Fred Rocafort were able to convincingly