Crowell & Moring Monthly Webinar Series

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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In the past several years, the U.S. government has issued a series of sweeping Executive Orders, policy announcements, and other regulatory and enforcement actions as part of a multi-pronged approach to protect U.S. national interests against the perceived challenges a

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The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – A Substantial Rewrite of NAFTA or More of the Same?

The USMCA will go into effect on July 1, 2020, and companies should immediately assess how their NAFTA compliance programs

In ruling NY N311614, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of an electronic smart watch, the Suunto 7. It is a multifunctional electronic wearable device which pairs its bi-directional open wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology with a smartphone or directly to the internet (using Wi-Fi connectivity).

The Suunto 7 is worn on a

On May 27, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo issued a statement that Hong Kong “does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997.” U.S. relations with Hong Kong are governed by the United States-Hong Kong Policy

In HQ H307548, Customs and Border Protection discussed the classification of women’s convertible high heel footwear. The names of the three styles of footwear are the following: “Girl Boss,” “Goddess,” and “Pashionista.” All three styles of footwear have removable high heels that allow the shoes to be converted into a flat heel footwear.

Each style

On May 14, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 (the “Act”). Introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Act aims to direct U.S. resources to address human rights violations and abuses, including forced labor, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Northwestern China. Credible research and investigations

The government has lost another battle in its fight to prevent refunds of certain excise taxes paid by importers. Earlier this year, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) struck down a regulation issued by the Department of the Treasury and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Treasury and CBP, collectively the agencies) designed to limit