In NY N302852, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of unisex below-the-ankle cycling shoes from China. The three pairs of cycling shoes: Bont Vaypor+, Bont Vaypor XC and Bont Riot Buckle, are designed using specially engineered materials for performance with strength and weight requirements. Each style has the provisions for the

Brexit: What just happened and what does it mean?


  • On March 12, 2019, the UK Parliament again rejected the Brexit “Withdrawal Agreement” that was negotiated with the EU.  The UK Government announced today (March 13, 2019) that import tariffs will be cut to zero on 87% of imports to the UK as part

Leading Team Assists Clients with Global Expansion in Asia

Los Angeles – March 11, 2019: Crowell & Moring LLP is broadening its ability to help multinational clients navigate global expansion and regulatory compliance in China and the Asia Pacific by adding four international trade and global employment lawyers: partners Nicole J. Simonian and Evan Yee-Fan

In Ruling NY N302731, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently discussed the classification of an electric bicycle from China. The bike is a two wheeled, battery powered cycle. It is equipped with handlebars for steering, lights, a twist grip accelerator, brakes, and a special golf bag compartment.

The importer stated that the bicycle

In NY N302578, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of selenium shot and selenium powder (CAS#7782-49-2) from China. The product consists of selenium steel which is manufactured and processed in the U.S. and China. The crude selenium or selenium-bearing raw material is sourced from various countries, including the U.S. In the U.S.,

On Sunday, February 24, 2019, President Trump announced that he will be postponing the scheduled Section 301 tariff increase from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of imported Chinese products due to “substantial progress” in ongoing trade negotiations between the two countries. The tariff increase was originally scheduled for this Saturday, March

In NY Ruling N302431 (Feb. 5, 2019), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the tariff classification of a pet treat dispenser with a camera! The country of origin of the imported product was China. The pet dispenser consisted of an HD camera with night vision, a microphone and speaker, a treat tossing mechanism, and

On February 14, 2019, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced it had assessed a civil monetary penalty of over $5.5 million dollars against AppliChem GmbH (AppliChem) of Darmstadt, Germany (a company that manufactures chemicals and reagents for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries) for 304 violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R.