The latest on Russia sanctions from the International Trade and Supply Chain Team
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On February 14, 2024, the Cornerstone Chemical Company (the “Cornerstone” or “Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports from Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar

Continue Reading Petition Summary: Melamine from Germany, India, Japan, The Netherlands, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago

On January 24, 2024, the AJM Packaging Corporation (“AJM”), Aspen Products, Inc. (“Aspen”), Dart Container Corporation (“Dart”), Hoffmaster Group, Inc. (“Hoffmaster”), Huhtamaki Americas, Inc. (“Huhtamaki”), and Unique Industries, Inc. (“Unique”)

Continue Reading Petition Summary: Certain Paper Plates from the People’s Republic of China, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Many of the rate hikes represent almost a 100% increase in shipping rates
  • The special permission is not only to increase the rates and charges, but these increases are effective immediately as they also waive the FMC’s required 30-day notice period for increasing rates
  • Absent significant military or diplomatic action, our expectation is that these circumstances will not disappear quickly

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has granted special permission to ocean carriers to immediately increase the rates on containers that are being rerouted around the Cape of Good Hope in Africa or are retaining feeder vessels for pickup of cargo at high-risk ports in the Red Sea due to increased hostilities. Since mid-November 2023, Houthi rebels based in Yemen have attacked Red Sea shipping bound for Israel or linked to Israeli ports. Reported security incidents have ranged from outright attacks, approaches, and business interruptions to mere sightings.Continue Reading FMC Allows Rate Hikes for Carriers in Response to Red Sea Hostilities

Executive Order Imposes New Russia Sanctions for Foreign Financial Institutions and Prohibits Additional Russian Imports

On December 22, 2023, President Biden issued Executive Order 14114, which amended previous Executive

Continue Reading Executive Order Imposes New Russia Sanctions for Foreign Financial Institutions and Prohibits Additional Russian Imports

On December 29, 2023, the U.S. Glass Producers Coalition (“GPC” or “Petitioner”) filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of certain glass wine bottles from the

Continue Reading Petition Summary: Certain Glass Wine Bottles from the People’s Republic of China, the United Mexican States, and Chile
Washington D.C., USA - March 1, 2020: Sign of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on the building in Washington D.C., USA, the largest federal law enforcement agency.

A recent ruling analyzed whether certain functions performed in preparation for filing an entry with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) arise to the level of “Customs Business” that must

Continue Reading CBP Further Defines Customs Business in New Ruling

On December 8, 2023, Senators Bill Cassidy and Sheldon Whitehouse introduced a new version of the Customs Modernization bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930. The new proposal comes

Continue Reading Customs Modernization Bill Addresses Trade Reform