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On March 4, 2021, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) reported that the United States and the United Kingdom issued a joint statement announcing a four-month suspension of tariffs related to the ongoing large civilian aircraft dispute. They are taking this action “to ease the burden on industry and take a bold, joint step towards resolving the longest running disputes at the World Trade Organization.” The joint statement continued: The United Kingdom ceased…

On February 23, 2021, 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 February 22, 2021 until March 21, 2021. For purposes of the temporary alteration in certain designated ports of entry operations authorized under 19 U.S.C. 1318(b)(1)(C) and…

Annual Supply Chain Risks & Rewards in Emerging Markets ConferenceBaker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to our virtual annual conference Supply Chain Risks & Rewards in Emerging Markets, which will now be offered virtually.In addition to providing the latest updates on regional and industry‑specific supply chain compliance developments, this webinar series will focus on cutting‑edge issues in supply chain risk management—including the key developments from the Biden Administration, trade considerations and the impact of…

On February 19, 2021, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a notice [Docket No. USCBP-2021-0006] that the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. The meeting will be open to the public via webinar only. There is no on-site, in-person option for this quarterly meeting. The webinar link and conference number will be provided to all registrants by 5:00 p.m. EDT…

On February 12, 2021, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice stating that the USTR together with the affected United States industry have agreed that it is unnecessary at this time to revise the action in the Section 301 investigation involving the enforcement of US rights in the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute involving Large Civil Aircraft subsidies provided by certain current or former member States…

Between 28 January and 2 February 2021, the president of Ukraine enacted three decisions of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine: Presidential Decree No. 29/2021 dated 28 January 2021 “On the Decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine dated 28 January 2021 “On Amending the Decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine dated 14 December 2020 enacted by Presidential Decree No. 564-27т dated 14 December 2020,”” effective from…

In response to opening the consulate of the Republic of Nicaragua in the temporarily occupied Crimea, on 2 February 2021 the Parliament of Ukraine for the first time in its history approved sectoral sanctions against the Republic of Nicaragua (“Sectoral Sanctions”). The Sectoral Sanctions are effective for a period of five years and include, in particular, the following restrictions: prohibition of export to and import from Nicaragua of coffee, tea, mate tea, spices, fruits, nuts,…

On February 5, 2021, the Department of State published in the Federal Register a notice [Public Notice: 11346] of receipt on November 9, 2020, of a request for cultural property protection from the Government of the Republic of Albania, under Article 9 of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. Albania’s request seeks US import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological…

On February 5, 2021, the Department of State published in the Federal Register a notice [Public Notice: 11347] proposing to extend and amend the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material of the Arab Republic of Egypt pursuant to 19 U.S.C. § 2602(f)(1). A copy of the Memorandum of Understanding, the Designated List of categories of material restricted from import into the United States, and related information can be…

On January 27, 2021, CBP issued CSMS #45967303 – United Arab Emirates Section 232 Aluminum Absolute Quota limits beginning February 3, 2021, to implement Presidential Proclamation 10139. However, on February 1, 2021, President Biden revoked Proclamation 10139 before it was to take effect and restored the 10% duties for aluminum from the UAE. As a result, CBP issued CSMS #46027083 – United Arab Emirates Section 232 Aluminum Presidential Proclamation 10139 REVOKED February 1, 2021, which…