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Trump Administration Designates Cuba State Sponsor of Terrorism

Co-Authored by Sharath Patil Cuba Designated a State Sponsor of Terror The U.S. State Department designated Cuba a State Sponsor of Terrorism (“SST”) on January 11, 2021. Countries are designated on the SST list when they are determined by the U.S. Secretary of State to have repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism. The BlogsRead More

Using WROs to Fight Forced Labor

Forced Labor is the third most lucrative illicit trade, behind only drugs and weapons, and has an annual trade value of roughly $150 Billion. Right now, over 40 million people around the world are victims of some type of forced labor, including modern slavery, human trafficking, etc. Thankfully, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been BlogsRead More

What You Missed at CBP’s Virtual Trade Week

From September 8-11, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held its first virtual trade week. Over the course of the event, CBP held an action-packed series of webinars on the following topics: United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) Forced Labor Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) E-Commerce 21st Century Customs Framework (21CCF) In the midst of this global pandemic BlogsRead More

China Trade War Intensifies

Today, the Trump administration’s China trade war intensified as it announced plans to increase tariffs on Lists 1, 2, 3, and 4! The president connected the additional tariff hikes to China’s new retaliatory tariffs (as a result of US’s imposition of List 4 tariffs) on $75 billion-dollar in US products, mainly impacted the agricultural and BlogsRead More

India removed from GSP, potential problems permeate

After the Trump Administration officially revoked India’s participation in the Generalized System of Preference (GSP) on June 5, 2019, India announced that it intends to implement tariffs on roughly 30 HTS-listed items. The items-which include many agricultural goods, such as almonds and apples- would be subjected to 70% duties upon entry.

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