Kevin M. O'Brien


On 5 April 2021, the US Court of International Trade (Court) issued a significant ruling that overturns a portion of the Section 232 tariffs imposed by President Trump under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. §1862). The decision affects the duties imposed on US imports of steel and aluminum “derivative” products but not the more general steel and aluminum tariffs. The Court found that President Trump missed the statutory deadline…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently issued proposals for two new programs that will affect food imports. The proposed programs implement certain requirements in the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act and greatly strengthen the oversight of imported food and require industry to share responsibility, and be accountable, for food safety.Click here to read the full client alert.