International Trade Compliance

U.S. Court Upholds Differing Treatment of NAFTA Post-Entry Duty Refund Claims

May 31, 2014

The U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) upheld U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s reasoning for treating post-entry claims of NAFTA preferential duty treatment differently depending on whether they were submitted traditionally or through CBP’s reconciliation program.

New rules, new strategies

May 27, 2014

Imminent and far-reaching regulatory changes will greatly affect Canada-U.S. trade

WTO Backs China

May 9, 2014

On March 27, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released a panel report on the case of China's appeal against the U.S. amendment to the Tariff Act of 1930. The panel supported China's claim of being unfairly subjected to "double remedy" taxation and found that the U.S.

North American Meat Industry Challenging U.S. COOL Regulations in Court

April 30, 2014

All 11 judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will consider next month a constitutional question that could affect a wide range of information disclosures (e.g., on product labels) required by federal regulations.

Six-Month Grace Period for Compliance with New [U.S.] Foreign Trade Regulations

April 24, 2014

The [U.S.] Census Bureau is giving the trade community six months to come into compliance with the revised Foreign Trade Regulations that took effect on April 5. Both Census and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have agreed to a 180-day informed compliance period during which they will educate the trade on the new requirements contained in the March 2013 final rule.