April 2019 Newsletter
Global Training Center
Tariffs Raise Concerns Among Business Leaders
In response to the U.S. – China trade deal meeting delay, American business leaders continue expressing concerns, stating that the end of the tariff impact is far from over and continues to negatively impact business operations.
USTR PUBLISHES PRELIMINARY LIST OF EU PRODUCTS TO BE COVERED BY ADDITIONAL DUTIES
Until recently the Section 301 Tariffs have been associated with China deceptive practices. The USTR is now expanding Section 301 Tariffs to the European Union (EU). As a result of the World Trade Organization (WTO) repeatedly finding that EU subsidies to Airbus have caused adverse effects to the United States;
MANHATTAN U.S. ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT OF CIVIL FRAUD LAWSUIT AGAINST GARMENT WHOLESALER FOR EVADING CUSTOMS DUTIES
The Government’s complaint alleges that during this time period, BYER knew that Queen repeatedly and falsely undervalued these garments on customs forms in order to evade lawful duties, yet continued to do business with Queen.
US/MEXICO/CANADA AGREEMENT STRENGTHENS AMERICAN WORKERS AND COMPETITIVENESS – HEIDI HEITKAMP
At 25 years old, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is no longer the best free trade agreement for many American workers and businesses. When it was signed, NAFTA was an innovative trade agreement that produced unprecedented trade and commerce throughout North America and showed how the growth of free and fair trade benefited the United States.
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SENTENCED FOR ILLEGALLY EXPORTING AIRCRAFT PARTS TO IRAN
BOSTON – An Australian national was sentenced March 21 to two years in federal prison on four counts of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which criminalizes knowing transactions with Iranian entities without a license from the U.S. Department of Treasury.
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