Tag Archives: intellectual property

President Trump: “When It Comes to Leverage, Tariffs Are King” – What You Need to Know

Since taking office in January 2017, President Trump has made use of several provisions of US law – including Section 301, targeting unfair trade practices, and Section 232, targeting threats to national security – to bring trading partners to the negotiating table. Major developments over the last two weeks could impact global supply chains across a wide range … Continue Reading

USITC Finalizes Changes to Section 337 Procedural Rules

On May 8, 2018, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) completed the process that began in 2015 to change the rules governing its practice and procedures with respect to Section 337 investigations – the investigations that the ITC conducts under 19 U.S.C. § 1337 based on private party complaints against imported articles that allegedly violate … Continue Reading

NAFTA Modernization Talks – Round One Completed; Next Stop, Mexico

The first round of 5-day negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) concluded on August 20. In a joint statement released by trade officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada, they restated the commitment to updating the deal, continuing domestic consultations, and working on draft text. They also committed to a … Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (12-19 December 2016)

Excess Steel Capacity – Global Forum Launched.  Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman issued a statement welcoming the formal launch of a global forum to address excess steel capacity on 16 December, saying: By establishing this forum, the United States and our trading partners have demonstrated a resolve to address … Continue Reading

TPP in the Spotlight

Our firm recently became one of two sponsors of Washington International Trade Association (WITA)’s TPP Series. The series aim to convene diverse stakeholders in the TPP game to discuss various aspects of the ambitious agreement over the next few months. The first event launched on November 19 at WITA’s home in the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in … Continue Reading

TPP Negotiations Conclude with a Final Deal

After multiple extensions of negotiations in Atlanta, Georgia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial Meeting concluded early Monday morning with the announcement of a final deal. TPP negotiators spent Saturday into Monday morning hashing out final compromises on biologics exclusivity, dairy market access, sensitive products, investor-state dispute settlement, and other last-minute issues. The deal culminates negotiations … Continue Reading
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