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Posted on: December 2, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: December 2, 2021 To combat congestion and container excess, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach recently announced that cargoes dwelling in the port terminals for extended periods of time will be subjected to dwell fees. This change was originally planned to go into effect in November, but the start date […]

Posted on: October 12, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: October 12, 2021 “Know before you buy” is an importance adage for purchases of all kinds, but is especially critical for anyone purchasing items that may cause issues with intellectual property rights infringement. According to the World Trade Organization, intellectual property rights (IPR) are the rights given to a person over their […]

Posted on: September 7, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: September 7, 2021 When importing fish or wildlife into the United States, are importers required to have a permit? A tool from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) allows importers to search for the species they’re bringing into the country, making it easy and accessible for importers to determine if […]

Posted on: August 23, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: August 23, 2021 Recently, the European Union (EU) took steps toward their plans for a carbon border tax that would attempt to stem the consequences of climate change by taxing the imports of carbon-intensive products. Will the United States follow? With carbon emissions at record highs around the world, the EU’s carbon […]

Posted on: August 9, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: August 9, 2021 Does the president have the authority to modify Section 232 import tariffs? An appeals court decision recently shed new light onto this question, reversing an earlier ruling in a victory for the federal government. The recent issues around Section 232 import tariffs date back to March 2018, when President […]

Posted on: July 20, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: July 20,2021 To address allegations of forced labor in China’s Xingjian Uyghur Autonomous Region, the United States government is warning that businesses with connections to supply chains in this region run a high risk of violating U.S. laws, which could result in criminal or civil enforcement actions. This new advisory applies to […]

Posted on: July 13, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized a rule addressing products that make unqualified claims on their United States origins. Though the rule is not yet published, it will go into effect thirty days after it was finalized on July 1, 2021. The FTC’s July rule concerns products that indicate, without qualification, that […]

Posted on: June 21, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Forced labor endangers the lives of laborers, hurts consumers, and creates a lack of transparency in the global supply chain. This is why the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) takes steps to reduce and prevent the importation of products made through forced labor into the United States, including a recent withhold release order […]

Posted on: June 7, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: June 7, 2021 The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently received a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that requires them to release information relating to the import and export of wildlife and flora specimens contained in the Law Enforcement Management Information System, or LEMIS. For importers who deal with […]

Posted on: May 24, 2021 by Libby Kennedy

Date of Publication: May 24, 2021 When individuals are made to provide labor or services through the use of fraud, force, or other types of coercion, this is called forced labor. Forced labor is a major issue that endangers the lives of forced laborers, negatively impacts consumers, and creates a lack of transparency in the […]

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