On February 26, 2021, the Coalition of American Manufacturers of Mobile Access Equipment (“Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of certain mobile access equipment and subassemblies from the People’s Republic of China.
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The merging of Hong Kong with China with respect to Hong Kong’s treatment under the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) is now reflected in the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security’s Hong Kong recordkeeping guidance.  On February 19, 2021, BIS updated its Hong Kong recordkeeping FAQs to make that guidance consistent with the final rule BIS issued on December 23, 2020 implementing Executive Order 13936 (the “E.O.”).  The E.O. was signed in the wake of U.S. objections to Chinese government national security legislation imposed on Hong Kong in 2020, which outlaws any act of “secession,” “terrorism,” or “collusion” with a foreign power.
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On January 13, 2021 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order regarding cotton products and tomato products produced in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) effective
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On February 1, 2021, the military of Burma (Myanmar) in an unanticipated coup d’état installed General Min Aung Hlaing as leader and detained the country’s top elected leaders, including the
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The U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) in consultation with relevant U.S. industry issued a notice stating that it is “unnecessary” to revise the Section 301 tariffs related to large civil aircraft
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The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) published regulations in the Federal Register on January 15, 2021 to implement Executive Order 13936 (“E.O. 13936”), titled “The
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On February 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced the initiation of antidumping (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) investigations on pentafluoroethane (R-125) from China. The petitioner in this
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