On June 15, 2021, Unites States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis announced an outline to resolve the 20 year old large civil aircraft dispute and suspend tariffs on $115 billion in related products for a period of five years. The announcement follows President Biden’s first in person meetings

On June 13, 2021, leaders from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Japan, France, Germany, and Italy (the G7) — announced their joint actions to support and strengthen free and fair trade. The joint actions emphasized efforts to combat forced labor in global supply chains as well as other initiatives to review trade policies to further women’s

On June 8, 2021, the Senate voted 68 to 32 to approve The American Innovation and Competition Act. The Act is an omnibus package of bills that took over a year to negotiate.

Major pieces of Legislation include:

  1. The Endless Frontier Act;
  2. the Strategic Competition Act;
  3. the Trade Act of 2021;
  4. the

Brexit Presentation and Discussion During IT Distributors and Resellers Credit Forum Webinar

Crowell & Moring LLP Partner Vassilis Akritidis will be presenting and leading a discussion on Brexit during the IT Distributors & Resellers Forum webinar on April 15, 2021, from 09:30 to 13:00 BST.

To register, please click here.

Vassilis is a partner

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, knockoffs were a $500 billion global criminal enterprise, predicted to double by 2022 with the exponential rise in e-commerce. 2020’s pandemic accelerated both phenomena: Within three months of onset in the U.S., online shopping spiked 32%, throwing open the door to fake fashion, electronics, medicines and more.

Now more than

On February 25, the Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing for the nominee for the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Katherine Tai. Tai’s strong performance in the hearing demonstrated her poise and a depth of knowledge on the issues. She was well-prepared for Senators’ questions and is likely to receive a swift confirmation in the

The incoming Biden administration faces a number of serious international trade issues, including increased tensions with China, the implementation of Brexit, and last, but far from least, a global pandemic that continues to impact global supply chains, mobility, and many other aspects of our interconnected world. Join us as we identify these issues along with

On January 12, 2021, the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary, as well as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade, made parallel announcements outlining new measures to combat forced labor and human rights violations. The announcements come in the context of rising global concerns over reports of forced

On August 6, 2020, the President issued two Executive Orders (the EOs) pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the National Emergencies Act (NEA) prohibiting U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with the Chinese-owned parent companies of the mobile applications (apps) TikTok and WeChat.  The prohibitions begin 45 days after the

New Business Guidance to Address Supply Chain Risks and Considerations

The Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security issued guidance on July 1, 2020 titled “Risks and Considerations for Businesses with Supply Chain Exposure to Entities Engaged in Forced Labor and other Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang” (the “advisory”).  The advisory broadly