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USITC Weighs In On Section 337’s Domestic Industry Requirement

On Friday, June 29, the US International Trade Commission (USITC) issued an opinion (in Certain Solid State Storage Drives, Stacked Electronics Components, and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-1097), which expresses the Commission’s view on an important aspect of Section 337’s “domestic industry” requirement. USITC stipulates that investments in non-manufacturing activities, such as engineering and … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Cleared: Ultra Electronics Holdings and Sparton Corporation

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (England and Wales) Acquired:  Sparton Corporation (US) Value:  Approx. US$234.8 million Industry:  Integrated Circuits; Electronic Engineering; Electronic Manufacturing… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: Siemens Industry, Inc./Siemens AG and Mentor Graphics Corporation

Status Update:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Siemens Industry, Inc. (U.S.); Siemens AG (Germany) Acquired:  Mentor Graphics Corporation (U.S.) Value:  US$4.5 Billion Industry:  Integrated Circuits; Electronic Engineering   UPDATE:  On March 9, 2017, Mentor Graphics Corporation and Siemens Industry, Inc.,  “received written notice from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) that CFIUS had … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Publishes Latest Version of Consolidated List of Military and Dual-Use Items

On 16 November, the ECO published a new version of its consolidated list of controlled military and dual-use items that require an export licence issued by the ECO. The list includes items such as radioactive sources and torture goods. It also includes dual-use items (that are designed for civilian purposes, which also potentially have a military … Continue Reading

ITAR and the EAR: US Trade Controls Compliance in Europe – London, UK – 31 January-1 February 2017

George Grammas will participate in C5’s 5th Forum on compliance with ITAR and the EAR and be among the panelists to discuss “How to Work with Conflicting Definitions.”  See here for conference agenda and registration info. The conference will take place at St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel in London. The conference will feature Q&A with … Continue Reading

Trade Talk Week in Review (4-8 July 2016)

North Korea – New U.S. Sanctions Announced.   On Wednesday, the Obama Administration announced sanctions designations targeting senior North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un.  The U.S. Department of State issued a report identifying individuals and entities responsible or associated with serious human rights abuses or censorship in North Korea.  In tandem, the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (18-22 April 2016)

The House Ways and Means Committee marked up a bill (H.R. 4923) last Wednesday that would reform the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process.  The full House will consider the measure this Wednesday under suspension of the rules, which is reserved for non-controversial bills.  The House will also consider the Senate-passed version of the Defend Trade … Continue Reading
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