In ruling NY N305378, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the country of origin of an all-in-one computer. The item in question is identified as the AIO Touch Screen (AIO), and is described as a touch screen computing device for use in commercial environments for point of sale machines and similar applications. The AIO consists

In June 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional tariffs on products imported from China. The additional tariffs are part of the U.S.’ response to China’s unfair trade practices related to “the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual property” pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.

Podcast – Let’s Talk FCA

Customs Fraud

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford speak with Crowell & Moring attorneys Frances Hadfield and Allegra Flamm about the steady rise in the number of False Claims Act investigations and lawsuits alleging that U.S. importers have concealed obligations to pay duties to U.S. Customs and

On August 13, 2019, the FAR Council will publish in the Federal Register an interim rule, FAR Subpart 4.21, effective immediately, which implements a portion of section 889 of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, specifically, the ban on government procurement of any equipment, system or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or

In ruling NY N305266, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the classification of Ridge® wallet credit card/money holders. The holders are imported and sold in five styles. Each wallet features two anodized aluminum inner plates, an aluminum screwdriver with a base metal working edge, and four extra steel screws. The holders will have two outer

In ruling NY N304774, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the classification of “avocadomilk.” The subject merchandise, is described as a plant-based dairy-free milk sold under the brand name “avacadomilk”. It contains Water, Oat Milk Powder, Honeydew Honey, Freeze-Dried Avocado, Cocoa Powder, Salt, Gellan Gum (Stabil 101) and Natural Sweet Spot Flavour #1413124. “avacadomilk” is

In ruling NY N305076, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the classification of the Four Layer Vertical Aeroponic Plant Growth System, the Single Layer Aeroponic Plant Growth System and the Two Layer Aeroponic Plant Growth System. All three systems operate in the same manner with the main differences being the number of layers and the

Effective August 3, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will require all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to a trademark proceeding to be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States. This requirement will apply to any entity with a principal place of business outside of

In Ruling NY N304525, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the classification of the “Calming Comfort Cooling Knee Pillow”. The item is an hourglass shaped pillow for side sleepers, that when positioned between the thighs or knees it maintains the knees separated, altering the user’s posture.  Its structure is imparted by a charcoal infused polyurethane

Importers of battery chargers or external power supplies (EPSs), and manufacturers or sellers of consumer products that include battery chargers or EPSs, are likely subject to strict energy conservation standards. By virtue of Department of Energy (DOE) regulations that took effect in February 2016 and June 2018 for EPSs and battery chargers, respectively, manufacturers and