On February 23, 2024, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a Final Rule intended to add clarity to invoicing requirements outlined in the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA 2022). In particular, the Final Rule provides minimum information for demurrage and detention (D&D) invoices and procedures for disputing charges. D&D invoices have created a host of issues for importers and shippers throughout the economy, especially as they relate to the lack of information provided on the invoices.Continue Reading What Do Importers and Shippers Need to Know about the FMC’s New Rule on D&D Invoices?
Julia is an associate in the Washington, DC office of Husch Blackwell. She advises clients doing business in the heavily-regulated Government Contracts and International Trade sectors.
On February 10, 2022, the Department of Commerce published a Federal Register notice requesting public comments on the Section 232 exclusions process. The notice follows the agreement reached between the U.S. and the EU related to the tariff rate quotas for steel and aluminum articles from EU member countries and the President’s January 3, 2022 announcement, Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States (Proclamation 10328).
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On Saturday, the United States and the European Union reached an agreement on section 232 duties being imposed because of global steel and aluminum excess capacity concerns. The trading partners have agreed that the U.S. will adjust tariffs on steel and aluminum to allow elimination of certain U.S. section 232 duties, and the EU will suspend its retaliatory tariffs.
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On March 18, 2021, Katherine Tai was confirmed as the U.S. Trade Representative. Tai will be the first woman of color in this role.
Tai’s nomination hearing focused on a…
Continue Reading Katherine Tai Confirmed as United States Trade Representative
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…
Continue Reading OFAC Implements Hong Kong-Related Sanctions Regulations Pursuant to E.O. 13936