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Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 27

    Alcan Can't Get Past GRI(1)

    Alcan Can't Get Past GRI(1)
    I am surprised to learn that I did not cover the Court of International Trade's classification decision in Alcan Food Packaging v. United States, because the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has now affirmed that decision.Like the…
  • Nov 27

    Ruling of the Week 16: Shoe Sizing Kits, Who Knew?

    Ruling of the Week 16: Shoe Sizing Kits, Who Knew?
    I have mentioned before that one of the side effects of being a customs lawyer is exposure, directly and indirectly, to all sorts of strange and interesting products. Take, for example, the dance shoe sizing kit. The kit consists of several…
  • Nov 23

    The Tale of Tenacious and Sigma-Tau

    The Tale of Tenacious and Sigma-Tau
    I skipped a post on a prior case from the Court of International Trade called United States v. Tenacious Holdings, Inc., on the grounds that it seemed to be a one-off without a lot of general applicability. I appear to have been wrong. There…
Rank this Week: 1450

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/
  • Nov 27

    Give Thanks You Live in the United States of America

    Give Thanks You Live in the United States of America
    The early American settlers dabbled in socialism. It failed. As today’s Wall Street Journal lead editorial reminds us, “Private Property: On this Thanksgiving, remembering that the Pilgrims found that free enterprise was in…
  • Nov 22

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed
    It had been a while since I had seen a administrative fine imposed on a U.S. company for the unlawful of export of encryption technology. According to the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security press release posted…
  • Nov 20

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi
    I find it somewhat amusing, and at some level disconcerting, that the President took to, of all things … Facebook … to announce that he is about to force a political conflict with a majority of the American people over…
Rank this Week: 647

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Nov 25

    Trade-Restrictiveness vs. Discrimination

    Trade-Restrictiveness vs. Discrimination
    This is from a new paper by Tania Voon: ... Discrimination and trade-restrictiveness are two distinct concepts that, while overlapping, should not be conflated. A non-discriminatory internal measure is unlikely to restrict trade, because it…
  • Nov 25

    Anti-Dumping as Global Governance

    Anti-Dumping as Global Governance
    This is from a paper by Tomer: considering anti-dumping as an expression of global governance may seem to promise a breath of fresh air. Might governments actually be pursuing some deeper - or loftier - regulatory agendas that could…
  • Nov 20

    Why the India-US WTO Breakthrough-and the Trade Facilitation Agreement-Really Do Matter

    Why the India-US WTO Breakthrough-and the Trade Facilitation Agreement-Really Do Matter
    Many of you will have seen Alan Beattie's piece on one of the FT blogs suggesting that what happened last week isn't a victory but disguises a defeat, and that the TFA is really trivial.http://on.ft.com/1BQqAB1 I'm guest blogging this week...
Rank this Week: 211

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

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

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Soon?

    Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Soon?
    News reports (here and here) suggest that a Bill containing amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 would be introduced in the month-long Winter Session of the Parliament. Recently, the Law Commission of India suggested…
  • Nov 11

    Partial Setting Aside of Arbitral Awards & Compensation for Breach of Vishaka Guideline

    Partial Setting Aside of Arbitral Awards & Compensation for Breach of Vishaka Guideline
    A recent decision of the Madras High Court is extremely interesting from two perspectives. The first issue is that the Single Judge, after an incisive analysis, rejected the prevailing view (especially in the Madras High Court-see this…
  • Sep 30

    Is the Arbitrator Obligated to Frame Issues?

    Is the Arbitrator Obligated to Frame Issues?
    Srinivasan, Badrinath, Is the Arbitrator Obligated to Frame Issues? (September 3, 2014). Current Tamil Nadu Cases, Volume 20, Issue 36, Journal Section, pp. 162-167. One of the frequent questions that a non-lawyer arbitrator faces is how…
Rank this Week: 514

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
  • Nov 21

    Small Businesses Will Bear a Large Burden of Proposed EPA Water Rule

    Small Businesses Will Bear a Large Burden of Proposed EPA Water Rule
    This post was written by Christopher L. Rissetto and Robert Helland. The Public Policy & Infrastructure practice continues to monitor the rollout of the “Waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”) rule proposed by the…
  • Nov 20

    FCA Enforcement: The Landscape After FX

    FCA Enforcement: The Landscape After FX
    This post was written by Eoin O'Shea. This briefing discusses the new approach of the UK’s regulator, the FCA, to regulatory enforcement of wholesale markets, as revealed by the recent settlements between the agency and five banks…
  • Nov 7

    Condensate Exports Raise Compliance Questions for Purchaser

    Condensate Exports Raise Compliance Questions for Purchaser
    This post was written by Jeffrey Orenstein. Recent press reports covering the sale and export of lightly processed condensate from the Eagle Ford Shale have characterized such transactions as a major test to the four-decade-long ban on crude…
Rank this Week: 4024

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
  • Nov 20

    BIS Updates FAQs on Shale Issue

    BIS Updates FAQs on Shale Issue
    In our prior post on the Russia sanctions and export of equipment to be used in oil production and exploration in shale, we noted that BIS had not yet weighed in on whether its export ban, like OFAC’s restriction, covered only…
  • Nov 18

    Alex, I’ll Take “Shale Formations” for $100

    Alex, I’ll Take “Shale Formations” for $100
    OFAC today released a new FAQ on the Ukraine Sanctions and shale formations. The purpose of FAQs, at least outside the Treasury Department, is to present clear and concise answers to resolve questions that many people might have. OFAC seems…
  • Nov 17

    DDTC Now on Snail Mail Only After Systems Hacked

    DDTC Now on Snail Mail Only After Systems Hacked
    According to various news reports, like this one, the latest federal agency to have been hacked is the State Department. The suspected attack was detected on Friday, causing the State Department to shut down its entire unclassified email…
Rank this Week: 546

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

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

http://antitrustlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    President Obama Chimes in on the Net Neutrality Debate

    President Obama Chimes in on the Net Neutrality Debate
    On November 10, 2014, President Obama forcefully stated his position on net neutrality.  While acknowledging that the FCC is the agency that has the authority to create new rules protecting net neutrality, President Obama stated that the…
  • Nov 10

    MOFCOM’s Block of the P3 Network Shipping Alliance

    MOFCOM’s Block of the P3 Network Shipping Alliance
    On June 17, 2014, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) blocked the proposed P3 Network shipping alliance between Denmark’s AP Maller-Maersk (“Maersk”), Switzerland’s Mediterranean Shipping Company…
  • Nov 10

    Antitrust Division Obtains Civil Penalties of $3.8 Million and Disgorgement of $1.15 Million for Illegal Gun Jumping

    Antitrust Division Obtains Civil Penalties of $3.8 Million and Disgorgement of $1.15 Million for Illegal Gun Jumping
    On November 7, 2014, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced that it obtained a $5 million settlement with Flakeboard America Limited; its parent companies, Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A. and Inversiones…
Rank this Week: 1369

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Nov 7

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer

    Global App Enforcement Sweep - Lessons For Developer
    A recent survey of over 1,200 of the top mobile apps in 19 countries by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network ("GPEN") has found that 85% of the apps reviewed were non-compliant, failing to provide even the most basic privacy information to…
  • Oct 27

    You've been fired!

    You've been fired!
    It isn't often that a supplier "fires" its customer, but it's not unknown. I have worked with two clients recently whose suppliers have given notice of termination without cause. How can you avoid or, if it does happen, manage through a…
  • Oct 13

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction

    The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction
    Quantitative measures of supplier performance in the form of service levels are critical in any outsourcing relationship.   However, they provide an incomplete picture of how well the supplier is performing and meeting the client's…
Rank this Week: 1082

Scott Lincicome

Scott Lincicome

Covers international trade and public policy.

http://lincicome.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    Video: Heritage Event on Energy Export

    Video: Heritage Event on Energy Export
    The Heritage Foundation has posted the video of last month's event on US energy exports.  The video is here and embedded below.  (I start around 53:00, if you're just desperate to watch me wave my arms around like a…
  • Jul 21

    Announcement

    Announcement
    Although this blog has gone pretty quiet over the last few months (an understatement, I know), I've been keeping busy with plenty of (non-toddler-related) stuff, including--This Thursday, July 24, I'll be speaking at the Heritage Foundation…
  • Apr 22

    Archaic US Trade Policies Inflate Gas Prices, Enrich Cronie

    Archaic US Trade Policies Inflate Gas Prices, Enrich Cronie
    Cross-posted on Cato's blog:The summer driving season is still weeks away, but rising U.S. gas prices are already back in the news.  Last week, the average price for regular gasoline at U.S. gas stations hit $3.6918 a gallon…
Rank this Week: 2202

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: 1727

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 14

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?

    Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?
    The ongoing custody battle between R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, highlights the challenges that busy parents face today. It is already hard enough for two parents to manage busy professional schedules and still make…
Rank this Week: 1088

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/
  • Sep 21

    The return of the Italian mandatory mediation procedure

    The return of the Italian mandatory mediation procedure
    Article 87 of the Italian Decree Law No. 69 of 21 June 2013 reintroduced the mandatory mediation procedure for cross-border and domestic disputes, which had been covered by Italian Legislative Decree No. 28 of 4 March 2010. This includes…
  • Jun 26

    A landmark in a long battle over European Union privacy law

    A landmark in a long battle over European Union privacy law
    Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-131/12 Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González considers that search engine service providers are not responsible, on the…
  • Jun 1

    ICC releases revised International Code of Direct Selling

    ICC releases revised International Code of Direct Selling
    Since 1937, when the first Code of Advertising Practice was issued, ICC has produced, and successively revised, global sets of ethical rules, covering all main marketing disciplines. The ICC Code of Direct Selling forms part of that…
Rank this Week: 4713

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: 464

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: 318

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: 935

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: 4799

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: 2981