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Asia Pacific International Commercial and Trade Webinar SeriesDecember 2020 – January 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (GMT+8)We are pleased to present the Asia Pacific Trade Webinar Series which focuses on the Nuts and Bolts of Trade Compliance and will deliver practical guidance and on-the-ground insights from our teams in Asia Pacific. This program features overarching customs developments and highlights on specially regulated goods. Key themes will include:* Significant changes to customs clearance requirements* Customs…

The Incoming US Administration and the Future of Supply Chains in the AmericasFollowing an historic presidential election that took place amid a global pandemic, the incoming Biden-Harris administration will be charged with navigating the largest economy in the hemisphere out of a multi-pronged crisis. With supply chains across the Americas highly impacted by the destabilizing effects of 2020, how can the United States and its partners and allies in the Americas work together to advance trade…

CONTACT USVISIT WEBSITEFORWARDFOLLOWWebinar: The new UK Foreign Investment Regime: Everything you need to know11/23/2020On 11 November 2020, the UK Government introduced a new bill that would significantly expand its powers to review transactions on national security grounds, in line with global trends of increasing regulatory scrutiny of incoming foreign investments….Read more…If you wish to opt out of these communications, please click hereBaker & McKenzie International is a global law firm with member law firms around the…

On November 21, 2020, Global Affairs Canada announced the successful conclusion of talks for the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA) – an interim deal that will be in place as Canada and the United Kingdom work towards negotiating a comprehensive free trade agreement. The new agreement will provide continued access to the benefits of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on a bilateral basis, including the elimination of tariffs on 98%…

On November 23, 2020, Office of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a notification of continuation of temporary travel restrictions at land ports of entry and ferries between the United States and Mexico from November 22 until December 21, 2020. For purposes of the temporary alteration in certain designated ports of entry operations authorized under 19 U.S.C. 1318(b)(1)(C) and (b)(2),…

On November 18, 2020, CBP issued CSMS #44905878 – GUIDANCE: Section 301 Tranche 3 – $200B Action Technical Amendment to Product Exclusion from China,reproduced below: Background On November 13, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 85 FR 72748, announcing a technical amendment to amend a previously granted exclusion under Section 301 related to goods from China (Tranche 3 – $200B Action). The technical amendment relates to the imposed additional duties announced in 83 FR 47974,…

On November 17, 2020, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed recommendations and solicitation of public comments on Investigation No. 1205-13, Recommended Modifications in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, 2020, which the ITC instituted on October 1, 2019. The ITC’s proposed recommendations relating to Investigation No. 1205-13 have been posted on the ITC Web site. Interested Federal agencies and the public are invited to submit written comments on…

On November 17, 2020, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published in the Federal Register a request for comments [Docket No. PTO-C-2020-0044] from stakeholders, including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights holders, online third-party marketplaces, third-party intermediaries, and other private sector stakeholders, on the development of a National Consumer Awareness Campaign on Combating the Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Products as a public-private partnership, to implement action item 11 identified in the January…

On November 15, 2020, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed by China and 14 other nations — the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Brunei*, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia*, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore*, Thailand and Vietnam*) plus Australia*, China, Japan*, New Zealand* and South Korea. Many of the products for which tariffs are eliminated are already duty-free. [Countries with an * are also signatories to the CPTPP] RCEP was originally proposed…

On November 13, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice that announces the USTR’s determination to make one technical amendment to a previously announced exclusion. As stated in a September 20, 2019 notice, product exclusions will apply from September 24, 2018 to August 7, 2020. The amendments announced in the notice are retroactive to the date the original exclusions were published and do not further…