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UPDATED Section 232: President Announces New “Derivative Product” Applicability

On January 24, 2020 President Trump announced in Proclamation 9980 that a new tranche of goods will be subject to the Section 232 duties that apply to Aluminium and Steel (10% and 25% respectively).   These good are considered to be "Derivative Products" of the previously covered articles. The factors considered are: a) the aluminum article [...]

2020-01-28T18:16:47+00:00January 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Customs Trademark Seizures: New CBP regulations level the playing field for importers

Effective Oct. 19, 2015, Customs (CBP) will be amending their interim regulations respecting Intellectual Property Rights enforcement. One change of particular significance will allow importers (not just trademark owners) to receive photos or samples of suspected counterfeit merchandise that would otherwise be protected by the Trade Secrets Act. The new regulation will be found at 19 C.F.R. [...]

2016-08-16T20:58:12+00:00October 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

CBP Releases 2014 Travel and Trade Statistics

CBP announced that it processed more than $2.4 trillion in trade in 2014, representing a four per cent increase from 2013.  CBP also announced that it collected more than $34 billion in duties in 2014, a two per cent increase from the previous year.  The announcement also highlighted seizures of goods violating intellectual property rights, [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:51+00:00February 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|