International Trade & Supply Chain

In a January 10th Executive Order, President Trump expanded sanctions on Iran after a ballistic missile attack on two American military bases in Iraq.  Executive Order 13902 expands secondary sanctions on Iran to include “significant” or “material” support transactions between non-U.S. persons and Iran’s construction, mining, manufacturing, and textiles sectors as potentially sanctionable

Today, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) passed the U.S. Senate by a vote of 89 to 10.  While some Senators expressed disapproval over the deal for various reasons, passage of the USMCA enjoyed a great deal of bipartisan support after Democrats in the House of Representatives negotiated for more labor enforcement mechanisms that earned the endorsement

White HouseAt a White House ceremony on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He met to sign Phase 1 of the Trade Deal that has been negotiated since May 2019 in order to end any further escalation in the trade war between the two countries.  The agreement consists of

On January 15, 2020, Petitioner Coalition of American Vertical Engine Producers filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of vertical shaft engines between 225cc and 999cc, and parts thereof from the People’s Republic of China.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The physical characteristics of the covered products, which define the

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a joint statement with the trade ministers of Japan and the European Union (EU) following a meeting between the three ministers on January 14, 2020.  The joint statement announces the three economic powers’ frustrations with the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) current countervailable subsidy measures and their

On January 9, 2020, the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) initiated the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of forged steel fluid end blocks from China (CVD only), Germany, India, and Italy.  For more detailed information, please refer to the Department’s Factsheet.

The investigations will now proceed to the next step,

On January 8, 2020, Petitioner Coalition of American Millwork Producers filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from the People’s Republic of China and antidumping duties on imports of the subject merchandise from Brazil.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The physical characteristics of the

One of the first changes for this new year is the implementation of new Incoterms® 2020 starting on January 1, 2020.  The Incoterms® rules, published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), are the world’s essential terms of trade for the sale of goods.  Incoterms® provide specific guidance to individuals and entities participating in the

In a radio interview, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that France will retaliate against the U.S. if the U.S. imposes Section 301 tariffs on French goods due to the French Digital Services Tax (DST) investigation.  The French DST levies a 3 percent tax on revenues for providing “digital interface” services and “targeted advertising”

As we kick off a new year, Husch Blackwell’s International Trade and Supply Chain team offers an analysis of events that shaped the international trade landscape in 2019 as well as insight into what international trade issues are on the horizon in 2020 in a recently published white paper.

The “International Trade Law: 2019