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European Commission Updates Combined Nomenclature and Dual-Use Classification Correlation Table

The EU Commission has updated the Combined Nomenclature (CN) and Dual-Use (DU) Correlation table. The revision contains changes to the EU Dual-Use export control list, which came into force in November 2016 in line with the decision taken within the framework of the international non-proliferation regimes and export control arrangements back in 2015. The update … Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (22-28 August 2016)

TPP – Opposition Remains Strong.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) stated last week that the U.S. Senate will not vote on TPP’s implementing legislation during lame-duck session of Congress as many – including the Obama Administration – had hoped, saying: The current agreement, the Trans-Pacific agreement, which has some serious flaws, will not be … Continue Reading

Trade Talk – Week in Review (16-20 May 2016)

TPP – ITC Report Released.  Late Wednesday afternoon, the ITC released its report on the effects of the proposed TPP on the U.S. economy.  The nearly 800-page report examines specific industry sectors in the United States and seeks to ascertain which would benefit or suffer from the deal.  U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman immediately issued … 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

Trade Talk – Week in Review (4-8 April 2016)

Global Steel Crisis.  The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Commerce Department will hold a joint hearing on 12 April that will focus on global steel overcapacity, just ahead of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) steel committee meeting next week on the same topic. TPP Developments – Trying to … Continue Reading

Federal Circuit Refuses En Banc Review of Decision Denying ITC Jurisdiction Over Electronic Importation of Digital Files Used In 3D Printing

  As an update to our December 8, 2015 blog post, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has refused to rehear a November 2015 panel decision holding that the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) authority to regulate imported “articles that infringe” U.S. intellectual property rights under Section 337 of the Tariff Act … Continue Reading

ITC Powerless To Regulate Electronic Importation of Digital Files Used In 3D Printing

In a case much-watched by the entertainment and software industries for its potential impact on the internet, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held that the U.S. International Trade Commission’s authority to regulate imported “articles that infringe” U.S. intellectual property rights does not extend to the “electronic transmission of digital data.”  By … Continue Reading

EU Won’t Let TTIP Get In Way of European Wines, Olives and More

At the latest, 11th, round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the parties exchanged a second round of offers on tariffs, as well as proposals involving rules of origin for specific products. During discussions that took place between October 19 and 23 in Miami, Florida, the EU identified a number of non-tariff issues which inhibit the trade of EU … Continue Reading
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