Department of Commerce

UPDATED: April 1, 2020 – Several U.S. executive branch agencies along with federal courts are instituting significant operational changes.  These changes have either already been implemented or are anticipated at the U.S. government agencies and courts which manage international trade-related concerns in the coming weeks due to personnel and public safety concerns over the COVID-19

UPDATED: March 25, 2020 – Several U.S. executive branch agencies along with federal courts are instituting significant operational changes.  These changes have either already been implemented or are anticipated at the U.S. government agencies and courts which manage international trade-related concerns in the coming weeks due to personnel and public safety concerns over the COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced the issuance of yet another extension of the temporary general license (TGL) allowing companies to continue business with Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and its 114 subsidiary and affiliate companies that are currently named on BIS’s Entity List.  The TGL was scheduled to expire

In Husch Blackwell’s February 2020 Trade Law Newsletter, you’ll learn about the following updates in international trade and supply chain law:

  • USTR announces increase in Section 301 tariffs for aircraft
  • Section 232 derivative product tariffs
  • Commerce initiates an AD investigation on imports of difluoromethane (R-32) from China
  • India removed from U.S. list of developing

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has announced that its 33rd Annual Conference on Export Controls will take place in Washington, D.C. from June 29 to July 1, 2020.  The conference attracts attendees from various sectors to learn about and discuss relevant export control issues.  The Annual Conference will

On February 13, 2020, the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced the initiation of an antidumping duty (“AD”) investigation of imports of difluoromethane, a chemical compound known also as R-32, from the People’s Republic of China.  The petitioner in this case is Arkema, Inc., which estimated that 2018 imports of R-32 from China were valued at

Shipping containersOn February 10, 2020, the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced its affirmative final determinations in the AD and CVD investigations of imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from China and India.  See the fact sheet for a summary of the final cash deposit rates and margins.

In the China AD investigation, Commerce calculated

The Commerce Department issued its final rule amending the countervailing duty regulations to address potential currency undervaluation.  This revision to Commerce’s regulations will take effect in 60 days and will apply to all new investigations and administrative reviews that begin on or after April 6, 2020.  The new rules would effectively clear the way for