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Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Sunflower Seed

    Sunflower Seed
    I am falling behind on Rulings of the Week, but not for want of effort. I am keeping up with CIT decisions (more or less). The latest of which is Well Luck Co., Inc. v. United States. The case has to do with the classification of sunflower…
  • Feb 15

    Who Moved My CAFTA-DR Cheese?

    Who Moved My CAFTA-DR Cheese?
    La Nica Products is an odd case. It involves a claim for preferential duty treatment under the US-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA-DR. The merchandise is cheese from Nicaragua. On its face, one would think…
  • Feb 13

    Snuggies Are Blanket

    Snuggies Are Blanket
    Remember Snuggies? A few years back, they were part of the zeitgeist. Here is a reminder of exactly what is a Snuggie.According to the commercial, Snuggies are wearable blankets with sleeves-like tubes. That raises an interesting…
Rank this Week: 686

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Feb 21

    Unhelpful Suggestion of the Day

    Unhelpful Suggestion of the Day
    An interesting article [subscription required] in the Journal of Commerce reports survey results indicating that one-third of all U.S. e-commerce merchants report that they have incurred fines and delays from regulatory agencies in…
  • Feb 14

    SDN List Hit Holds Up Food Bank Funds in Britain

    SDN List Hit Holds Up Food Bank Funds in Britain
    So, UK accountant Mamunal Islam was minding his own business trying to raise money for a Bedford food bank. He thought maybe he’d sell tickets to a film through Eventbrite and use the proceeds to help people in his home town who needed…
  • Feb 9

    OFAC Radically Expands Its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction with B Whale Ruling

    OFAC Radically Expands Its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction with B Whale Ruling
    The recent decision by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) to issue a finding of violation, but no fine, against B Whale, a member of the Taiwanese TMT Shipping Group represents a new high (or low, depending on your…
Rank this Week: 404

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Feb 20

    Trade Deficit Shenanigan

    Trade Deficit Shenanigan
    From the WSJ: The Trump administration is considering changing the way it calculates U.S. trade deficits, a shift that would make the country’s trade gap appear larger than it had in past years, according to people involved in the…
  • Feb 20

    Banning Imports/Junk Food in Vanuatu

    Banning Imports/Junk Food in Vanuatu
    From the NY Times: Cookies and sugary drinks served at government meetings are about to go away. So are imported noodles and canned fish served in tourist bungalows. Taking their place? Local coconuts, lobsters and lime juice. While many…
  • Feb 17

    Is the U.S. Complaint on BC Wine Measures an Easy Win?

    Is the U.S. Complaint on BC Wine Measures an Easy Win?
    For anyone who has ever lived in, or traveled to, Canada, there is one indisputable fact—buying liquor is a challenge. Rules have slowly been relaxed, however, with wine sales in groceries stores leading the way. I remember a trip to...
Rank this Week: 69

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Feb 13

    “Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation

    “Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation
    “We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.” While world leaders are pondering what these words from President Trump’s Inaugural Address mean for international trade, a different question looms for U.S.…
  • Feb 3

    Issues in Global Sourcing Transaction

    Issues in Global Sourcing Transaction
    Recently our Global Sourcing and Technology Transactions team members published a report for SCL on Issues in Global Sourcing Transactions. Their report focuses on how in an increasingly globalized world, outsourcing contracts often have…
  • Jan 31

    Brexit and Procurement

    Brexit and Procurement
    UK’s Industrial Strategy announced—new Government contracting approach will favour UK-based firms after Brexit. UK Government spending currently runs circa £278 billion per annum. Government contractors will be given…
Rank this Week: 1342

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
  • Feb 10

    Private Equity Firm Held Responsible for Portfolio Company’s Antitrust Violation

    Private Equity Firm Held Responsible for Portfolio Company’s Antitrust Violation
    In January of 2017 a private equity firm, Bencis, was found liable for a portfolio company’s involvement as one of 14 cartelists producing flour in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. The Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)…
  • Feb 10

    2017 Expectations of the U.S. CFTC Enforcement Agenda

    2017 Expectations of the U.S. CFTC Enforcement Agenda
    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is undergoing a transformation with the new Trump administration while staying on course with its statutory mission of protecting US commodities and derivatives markets.  Some of CFTC’s…
  • Feb 10

    Iran Missile Test Leads to New Sanction

    Iran Missile Test Leads to New Sanction
    On February 2nd the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) imposed new sanctions on 13 individuals and 12 entities that were believed to be “involved in procuring technology and/or materials to support Iran’s…
Rank this Week: 301

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Preservation of Biodiversity & Jallikattu

    Preservation of Biodiversity & Jallikattu
    Readers would be well aware of the recent massive protests in Tamil Nadu regarding the banning of Jallikattu and the subsequent events consequential to the protests, such as the promulgation of the Ordinance allowing Jallikattu and the Tamil…
  • Jan 15

    Empirical Findings in International Arbitration: Part I

    Empirical Findings in International Arbitration: Part I
    Christopher R Drahozal has come up with a paper titled "Empirical Findings on International Arbitration: An Overview". For those uninitiated, Drahozal has been writing a lot about empirical analysis in International Arbitration, including…
  • Dec 20

    Failures in Law Making: The Case of Arbitration Law in India

    Failures in Law Making: The Case of Arbitration Law in India
    A recently published paper of this blawgger deals with failures in law making with focus on arbitration law in India. The abstract is provided below:The Statement of Objects and Reasons to the Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill,…
Rank this Week: 651

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Jan 9

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

    The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
    For those of us who are old enough to have come of political age during the Cold War, Russian meddling in U.S. political, economic, and global business is not news. They’ve been at it for more than 50 plus years, even during World War…
  • Jan 7

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President

    Iran Ally Sworn in As Venezuelan Vice President
    Had enough news or spin on alleged Russia hacking? Well in other news this week, in Venezuela a Hezbollah ally, a supporter of terrorists in the Americas as well as the Middle East, a friend of Communist Cuba, and alleged drug dealer Tareck…
  • Jan 2

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom

    The Cuba Travel Sector is Modern Day Serfdom
    Under US law, Americans, including American corporations or foreign corporations with a US connection, are prohibited from financing transactions in Cuba involving any confiscated property the claim to which is owned by a United States…
Rank this Week: 682

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2593

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust and international trade law. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

http://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com
  • Sep 1

    DOJ Steps Up to the Plate and Protects Farmer

    DOJ Steps Up to the Plate and Protects Farmer
    On August 31, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to block Deere & Company’s (“Deere”) proposed $190…
  • Aug 26

    FTC Approves Updates to Hart Scott Rodino Rule

    FTC Approves Updates to Hart Scott Rodino Rule
    On August 26, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved final amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Rules that allow HSR filings to be submitted on DVD and streamline the instructions to the…
  • Aug 25

    FTC Approves ON’s Acquisition of Fairchild With Structural and Behavioral Condition

    FTC Approves ON’s Acquisition of Fairchild With Structural and Behavioral Condition
    On August 25, 2016, the FTC announced that ON Semiconductor Corporation (“ON”) agreed to sell its Ignition Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor (“IGBT”) business in order to settle FTC allegations that its proposed $2.4…
Rank this Week: 1592

China-U.S. Trade Law

China-U.S. Trade Law

Covers active trade disputes between China and the United States, as well as this particular trade relationship, and international trade more generally. Also discusses the use of the rule of law to settle their differences. By Baker Hostetler Law Firm.

http://www.chinaustradelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1381

Scott Lincicome

Scott Lincicome

Covers international trade and public policy.

http://lincicome.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    Debunking the Myriad TPA/TPP Myth

    Debunking the Myriad TPA/TPP Myth
    A trade policy nerd can only be subjected to blatant protectionist nonsense for so long.  So, after months of hearing/reading/seeing myths about Trade Promotion Authority, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and free trade more broadly, I…
  • Jan 22

    Kill the Jones Act; Kill It with Fire; Kill It Now

    Kill the Jones Act; Kill It with Fire; Kill It Now
    My latest in The Federalist (with help from an anonymous friend in the shipping industry):Lost in the never-ending debate about the KeystoneXL pipeline is great news for anyone who opposes cronyism and supports free markets and lower…
  • Dec 23

    Yes, Of Course We Should End the Cuban Embargo

    Yes, Of Course We Should End the Cuban Embargo
    My latest at The Federalist:Communist-hating lovers of liberty have offered myriad reasons to oppose the current Cuban embargo (see, for example, here and here), but today I want to focus on the most basic: over the last two decades, the…
Rank this Week: 1189

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

Covers the legal ramifications of financial fraud related to multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. By Michael Diaz, Jr.

http://www.michaeldiazjr.com
  • Dec 2

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice
    In response to the growing phenomenon of domestic drones and legal/regulatory issues surrounding their use, the Florida-based international law firm of Diaz Reus announces the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice. Headed by…
  • Feb 5

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by…
  • Sep 25

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
Rank this Week: 2080

Trade Lawyers Blog

Trade Lawyers Blog

Covers border security initiatives, customs duties, economic sanctions, and free trade regulations.

http://www.tradelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 641

ChinaLaw Law

ChinaLaw Law

Covers business and legal issues affecting China, Latin America and the United States. By Diaz Reus.

http://www.chinalat.com/
  • Mar 19

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?
    The ongoing European debt crisis and the slow recovery in the United States are starting to impact China and Latin America’s economic growth. An inevitable re-balancing of China’s economy will be accompanied by a collapse in commodity…
  • Mar 14

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance
    How will bank subsidiaries in Latin America weather the European and U.S. financial crisis? Moody’s Investors Service recently placed 15 Mexican and Brazilian banks and insurance groups on review for down grade of their short- and long-term…
  • Nov 11

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement
    The current shortage of refrigerated containers used in the export of Latin American produce, fish and meat will be less acute in 2013 when Maersk Container Industry (MCI) will begin producing “reefers” as they are known in the industry,…
Rank this Week: 1652

EU Law Blog

EU Law Blog

Covers European Union law, including antitrust, conflicts of law, criminal law, environment, free movement, fundamental rights, privacy, product liability, and trade.

http://eulaw.typepad.com/eulawblog/
  • Mar 19

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down a very significant Opinion in Case Opinion 1/09 on the compatibility with EU law of a draft agreement which aims to set up a new European Patent Court system. We’ve written about that before.
  • Mar 3

    Court Statistics for 2010

    Court Statistics for 2010
    The Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal have published a summary of their case statistics for 2010. There's good news and bad news. The good news first: The average time for dealing with cases before the Court…
  • Dec 28

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down an intriguing judgment in Case C-137/09 Marc Michel Josemans v. Burgemeester van Maastricht about the right to restrict the access of non-residents to places called "coffee shops" which sell dope legally…
Rank this Week: 393

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 1133

Export Control Blog

Export Control Blog

Covers export controls, compliance, sanctions and embargoes. By Scott Gearity.

http://www.exportcontrolblog.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    BSG Consulting

    BSG Consulting
    Sadly, I still don't have the time to give this blog the attention it deserves, but I did want to let visitors know that I have joined BSG Consulting, a full-service export compliance consulting firm. Please visit us at www.tradecontrols.com.
  • Apr 18

    Hiatu

    Hiatu
    Time to make official what is already obvious -- this blog is on hiatus. I do hope to return in the near future, but there is no date certain. Thanks to everyone who has written wondering if I was taken down and subsequently sequestered by…
  • Oct 19

    Aerospace Execs Talk Global Defense Trade

    Aerospace Execs Talk Global Defense Trade
    The Heritgage Foundation will host a panel discussion today at noon Eastern time on arms export controls featuring executives from Northrup Grumman, Boeing and the Aerospace Industry Association. If you can't make it in person, you can also…
Rank this Week: 2515