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

On May 20, 2021, Senate Finance Committee ranking member Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced amendments to the Trade Act of 2021. The amendments include language renewing the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) as well as provision to renew the Section 301 product exclusion process. Notably, the amendments seek renewal of the

On May 12, 2021, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) established a pilot program allowing its Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) to issue interim initial determinations (IDs).Under the program, presiding ALJs may hold an evidentiary hearing and receive briefings on one or more discrete issues prior to the main evidentiary hearing in order to fully develop

COVID-19 Employment Update

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour

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Please join us for an interactive two-part webinar series addressing the important legal and human resource issues facing U.S. companies as they try to navigate the current challenges presented by the pandemic and as they prepare

On April 8, 2021, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-Idaho) introduced the Strategic Competition Act of 2021. The bipartisan proposal will be raised for consideration by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a legislative business meeting on April 14. In addition to addressing forced labor, forced sterilization,

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

In ruling NY N317145 (February 10, 2021), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of 100% nitrile rubber gloves, or “BestSafe-Nitrile Gloves.” As stated in the ruling, the gloves are seamless and disposable. They are used for medical purposes but are also multi-use, such as for the food processing, beauty, IT industries, etc.

CBP

Almost one year after the appearance of the novel coronavirus, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to set agendas for countries and multinational countries. More and more countries and jurisdictions have re-introduced lockdowns and restrictions on activities outside the home. Non-essential shops, bars and restaurants are closed again or have limited opening hours. Employees who may have

On 3/20/2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) message 42097586 regarding requesting a case by case need for additional days for payment of estimated duties, taxes and fees.

However, since then CBP has issued CSMS #42161666 which states that CBP is no longer accepting requests for additional days for

March 23, 2020

In the last several days, the federal government released a number of guidance documents designed to ease the impacts of COVID-19 on government contractors and grantees.  The guidance is summarized below:

Contractors: