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Trade News: New AD/CVD Case Filed on Brake Drums from China and Turkey

A new AD/CVD case was filed on brake drums from China and Turkey.

Full list of exporters here. Full list of importers here.

Background on AD/CVD Investigations

Antidumping duty (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) investigations are brought jointly by the U.S. International Trade Commission (“USITC”) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”). AD investigations are triggered when a domestic industry alleges that it has been injured by competing imports of particular goods from specific countries being sold at less than a fair value. Meanwhile, CVD investigations are triggered when a domestic industry alleges that it has been injured by competing imports that are being unfairly subsidized by their governments. The domestic industry initiating the investigation is known as the petitioner while the foreign industry participating in the investigation is known as the respondent.

Scope of the Investigation

This petition covers certain brake drums, made of gray cast iron, weighing more than 50 pounds with an actual or nominal inside diameter of 14.75 inches or more but not over 16.6 inches for use in commercial vehicles. Full scope here.

Next Steps

The Commerce Department will determine whether to initiate the investigations within 20 days. The USITC will reach a preliminary determination of material injury or threat of material injury within 45 days.

As with any proceeding, participation is very important to protect your rights. We urge anyone who imports brake drums to pay close attention to this case and to ensure that all appropriate steps are taken to mitigate any […]

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:     

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • The next Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) quarterly public meeting will take place Wednesday, June 26, 2024, in Long Beach, CA from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.  
  • Beginning July 1, Laredo CBP will begin enforcing penalties for any discrepancies in manifests.  
  • CBP announces Chris Leon as the new Area Port Director for San Luis Port, Arizona. 

Department of Commerce  

  • Commerce announces the latest speaker lineup for 10th SelectUSA Investment Summit. 

Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 

  • BIS announced several significant additional export control restrictions and related actions against Russia to further degrade its ability to continue waging war against Ukraine.  

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 

  • DHS adds PRC-based seafood, aluminum, and footwear entities to Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Enforcement List. 

United States Trade Representative (USTR) 

  • USTR concludes public engagement to advance supply chain resilience in trade policy initiatives. USTR will now synthesize public […]
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MoCRA Enforcement is Right Around the Corner! Are You Ready? 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to start enforcing the requirements of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) on July 1, 2024. Manufacturers, distributors, or packers of cosmetic products must comply with the requirements to avoid an enforcement action. 

MoCRA Background 

In recent years, the cosmetics industry has experienced exponential growth, with new products being introduced almost daily. The average American consumer uses six to 12 cosmetics products daily. This growth has resulted in a need for more comprehensive regulation of cosmetic products to ensure consumer safety. 

MoCRA was passed in 2022 and aims to modernize and strengthen cosmetic regulations in the United States. MoCRA replaced the previous Cosmetic Act, which had not been updated since 1938.  

Subsequent to the bill’s passage, the FDA issued regulations implementing the law. In issuing MoCRA regulations, FDA’s aim was to help ensure the overall safety of cosmetic products, and expand the Agency’s ability to trace and track non-compliant products and facilities. MoCRA brings significant changes to the cosmetic industry and regulations under MoCRA impact the entire lifecycle of cosmetics products from manufacturing to marketing. 

MoCRA Requirements 

New MoCRA requirements include:

  • FDA registration for cosmetics facilities 
  • Product listings for each cosmetic product 
  • Adverse event reporting 
  • Safety […]

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade news:     

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 

  • Statement from CBP Acting Commissioner Troy Miller on new efforts to enhance enforcement and prevent exploitation in the de minimis environment.
  • Harmonized Systems Update – 301 exclusion extensions.
  • CBP at the Rochester, NY Port of Entry seized counterfeit designer clothing, shoes, and watches valued at $1.6M. 

Department of Commerce 

  • Electrolux Consumer Products, Inc. filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on large top mount combination refrigerator-freezers from Thailand. 

Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

  • BIS imposes penalty on Texas company Airbus DS Government Solutions Inc. to resolve alleged violations of the antiboycott regulations.

United States Trade Representative (USTR)

  • USTR announced Laurie-Ann Agama as Assistant United States Trade Representative for Economic Affairs.

Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)

  • OFAC is amending the Syrian Sanctions Regulations – the amendments will update one general license, six general licenses, implement new prohibitions, and add several relevant definitions and interpretations.

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • USITC votes to continue investigations on ceramic […]
By |2024-06-07T14:19:16-04:00June 7, 2024|Snapshot|0 Comments

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:    

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP announced a new process that will allow individuals to access business confidential information in Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) administrative proceedings. 
    • The process includes an Administrative Protective Order (APO) application where eligible parties may apply for access in cases where they are subject to the investigation.  
  • CBP hosted a Change of Command Ceremony to formally instate Africa R. Bell as Port Director for the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport (LA/LB). Congratulations to Africa!  
  • Counterfeit championship rings worth over $1.3 million seized by Cincinnati CBP. 
  • On June 1, 2024, CBP will retire the link to the Manufacturer ID (MID) tool in the legacy ACE Portal’s References tab. 
  • REMINDER: ACE portal modernization – broker point of contact designation requirements. Brokers must designate brokers must designate a record-keeping point of contact and outside of business hours point of contact.  

Department of Commerce  

  • Commerce is conducting a new shipper review […]
By |2024-05-31T12:57:12-04:00May 31, 2024|Snapshot|0 Comments
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