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.


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:


In ruling NY N308736, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the country of origin of a Keurig Model K90 single serve coffee brewer. This coffee brewer measures approximately 13 inches tall, by 10 inches wide, and 13 inches deep. It includes features such as choice of cup size, auto-off functionality, and a removable drip tray.

In ruling NY N308621, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the classification of Balenciaga’s Speed Footwear (Style numbers 530349 W05G0 1000 and 560235 W1HP0 1000). The products are closed toe/closed heel, above-the-ankle, slip-on footwear with outer soles of rubber or plastic materials. The sock-type uppers are composed of knitted textile materials. Both styles feature foxing-like

In ruling NY N307027, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of the following products, and their ingredients are listed below:

  • Biscoff Ice Chocolate Chips Bars: skim milk, cream, sugar, Biscoff cookies, canola oil, glucose syrup, unsweetened chocolate processed by alkali, dried skim milk, cocoa powder processed by alkali, whey protein concentrate, mono and

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) allowed the U.S. to set duties on $7.5 billion worth of European Union (EU) goods as a consequence of the long-running legal battle over subsidies to Airbus. The U.S. originally asked for authorization to impose duties on $11 billion of EU goods; the WTO arbitrator