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On November 13, 2019, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket No. 191105-0076] that amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twenty-two entities, under a total of thirty-two entries, to the Entity List. These twenty-two entities have been determined by the US Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These entities will be listed on…

On October 29, 2019, CBP issued CSMS #40430843 – Additional Duty on Products of the Countries of the European Union Under Large Civil Aircraft Section 301 Trade Remedy Action, which updates guidance provided in CSMS #40281968 on the same subject. It is reproduced below: BACKGROUND The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the EU and certain member states have denied U.S. rights under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and have failed to implement WTO…

On October 17, 2019, CBP issued CSMS #40281968 – Additional Duty on Products of the Countries of the European Union Under Large Civil Aircraft Section 301 Trade Remedy Action, which is reproduced below: BACKGROUND The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the EU and certain member states have denied U.S. rights under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and have failed to implement WTO Dispute Settlement Body recommendations concerning certain subsidies to the EU large…

On October 2, 2019, USTR announced that the United States has requested that the WTO schedule a meeting on October 14 to approve a US request for authorization to take countermeasures against the EU in connection with the arbitrator’s decision in the WTO dispute entitled “European Communities and Certain member States — Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft” (DS316). Earlier in the day, the WTO announced that a WTO arbitrator issued its decision finding…

On October 9, 2019, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register its Notice of Determination and Action Pursuant to Section 301: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute [Docket No. USTR-2019-0003] (originally posted by USTR on its website on October 4 as an advance copy). The notice states that USTR has determined that the European Union (EU) and certain member States have denied US rights under…

On October 2, 2019, USTR announced that the United States has requested that the WTO schedule a meeting on October 14 to approve a US request for authorization to take countermeasures against the EU in connection with the arbitrator’s decision in the WTO dispute entitled “European Communities and Certain member States — Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft” (DS316). Earlier in the day, the WTO announced that a WTO arbitrator issued its decision finding…

On October 4, 2019, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) posted on its website an advance copy of the Federal Register Notice of Determination and Action Pursuant to Section 301: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute [Docket No. USTR-2019-0003], which states that USTR has determined that the European Union (EU) and certain member States have denied US rights under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and have failed to…

On October 4, 2019, the US International Trade Commission (USITC) announced the release of a report that catalogs the trade-related barriers perceived to be affecting exports of US small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to the United Kingdom (UK). The report, U.S. SME Exports: Trade-related Barriers Affecting Exports of U.S. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to the United Kingdom, was requested by the US Trade Representative (USTR). As requested, the USITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, catalogued…

On 24 September 2019, the UK Supreme Court, in a unanimous judgment, held that he advice given by the Prime Minister to Her Majesty the Queen on 27th or 28th August, that Parliament should be prorogued from a date between 9th and 12th September until 14th October, was unlawful. In a landmark case, the court held that it had the authority to review whether the Prime Minister’s advice to Her Majesty was lawful. It also…

On 4 September 2019, the House of Commons passed a Bill (327 in favor to 299 against) that requires the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to seek an extension from the EU if he cannot obtain a withdrawal agreement by 19 October. The extension would effectively preclude a “no-deal” Brexit and ensure continuity. The House of Lords passed the Bill on a voice vote on 6 September 2019, after defeating an amendment (283-28) that would have…