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2019 and the Upper House on 7 May 2019, and gazetted as an Act of Parliament on 9 July 2019. The date of coming into force of the Amendment Act is expected to be announced by way of gazette. The Amendment Act spans across 132 pages of amendments and, to date, it represents the most significant round of changes to the Customs Act introduced under the new Malaysian government. In summary, the Amendment Act outlines…

Join us on Wednesday, July 3rd for a webinar entitled, “What happens if the JCPOA collapses?”. This webinar will address the effects of the possible reintroduction of UN sanctions on Iran following the termination or breach of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. We will also cover: a brief introduction to the current situation, including the JCPOA, the US withdrawal from the JCPOA, and the EU blocking Regulation;  how the United Nations multilateral sanctions on…

Suppliers to the US Beware: Increased Compliance and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties US tariffs on steel, aluminum, solar panels, and numerous antidumping and countervailing duty (“AD/CVD”) orders on finished and raw input products have put exporters in a bind. On one hand, sourcing and supply chain decisions have become more complex and uncertain. On the other, opportunities have grown for companies in countries that are not subject to certain tariffs or that are…

On June 20, 2019, the Russian Prime Minister signed Resolution No. 787-31, introducing changes to Governmental Decree No. 1716-83 dated December 29, 2018 that implemented an import ban with respect to Ukrainian goods (please refer to our previous blog posts of January 18, 2019 and April 23, 2019). Per the changes adopted by Resolution No. 787-31: 1) The import ban does not apply to goods imported to complete customs procedures for processing outside the customs territory and temporary…

On June 13, 2019, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice of product exclusions [Docket No. USTR–2018–0001] from the safeguard measure on imports of certain solar products imposed on January 23, 2018, by the President imposed pursuant to a Section 201 investigation. On February 14, 2018, USTR established a procedure to request product-specific exclusions from application of the safeguard measure. On September 19, 2018, USTR granted certain…

The Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM) announced on 31 May 2019 that the Chinese government will introduce an “Unreliable Entity List” regime, under which foreign entities or individuals that boycott or cut off supplies to Chinese companies for non-commercial purposes and causing serious damages to Chinese companies would be listed as “Unreliable Entities”. The specific rules, including the list itself and the restrictive measures applicable to the listed entities, will be separately released in the near future. This new regime may…

On May 31, 2019, USTR posted a notice stating that USTR will post a Federal Register notice that extends the amount of time certain goods exported from China have to enter the United States before they will be subject to an additional tariff increase from 10 percent to 25 percent. On June 10, 2019, USTR published the Federal Register notice extending the time for covered products that were exported from China to the United States…

On June 10, 2019, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), US Department of Commerce, published in the Federal Register an interim final rule [Docket No. 180227217–8217–03] that changes the process for requesting exclusions from the duties and quantitative limitations on imports of aluminum and steel discussed in two Commerce interim final rules implementing the exclusion process authorized by the President as part of the action he took to adjust imports under Section 232 of…

On June 5, 2019, the Department of State published in the Federal Register a notice [Public Notice: 10783] proposing to extend the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of El Salvador Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Certain Categories of Archaeological Material from the Prehispanic Cultures of the Republic of El Salvador (MOU). A copy of the MOU, the Designated List of…