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European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai reached an understanding relating to large civil aircraft, transforming almost 17 years of disputes into a forward-looking, collaborative platform to address bilateral issues as well as global challenges.
Both sides will now seek to overcome long-standing differences to avoid future litigation and preserve a level playing field between our aircraft manufacturers and will also work to prevent new differences from arising.
According to a release order published by the White House, CBP announced that they will be detaining silica-based products made by Hoshine Silicon Industry Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries. CBP indicated that there is an indication that the company used forced labor in manufacturing these products. The polysilicon produced in the Xinjiang region of China is a core material in solar panels made in Asia.
Is your product being investigated for possible antidumping or countervailing duties? Do you know how to find if it is before a formalized case has published? The International Trade Commission (USITC) publishes public notices regarding investigations, solicitations, public comments, and questionnaires. Click HERE to go to the USITC webpage for public notices.
FDA regulates sunscreens to ensure they meet safety and effectiveness standards. To improve the quality, safety, and effectiveness of sunscreens, FDA issued requirements and it must pass certain tests before they are sold. Also, how you use the product, and other protective measures you take, make a difference in how well you can protect yourself and your family from sunburn, skin cancer, early skin aging and other risks of overexposure to the sun.
Here are some key sun safety tips:
Enjoy your summer and have fun in the sun!
Re-Export Under the EAR
Date: July 28, 2021
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will offer a virtual seminar entitled Reexports under the EAR. The seminar will explain how to determine if items made outside the United States are subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by using the Foreign Direct Product (FDP) rules, including the new Entity List related FDP, and the De minimis rules. They will also discuss how to apply for a reexport license, common license exceptions used to reexport, and compliance tips.
2021 Virtual Update Conference on Export Controls & Policy
Date: September 2, 2021
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is preparing for its annual Update Conference on Export Controls. This major outreach activity draws business and government representatives from around the world to learn and exchange ideas about export control issues. It is one of the Department’s most notable international trade events.
The Bureau of Industry and Security imposed a $350,000 civil penalty against a U.S. company for violating the Export Administration Regulations. $300,000 of the penalty will be suspended for two years and then waived if the company does not commit any further violations in this time frame. In a statement from BIS, the company exported laser systems which are controlled as national security and anti-terrorism; however, the company erroneously listed the ECCN # as EAR99 in the electronic export information filing (EEI). The company also directed the freight forwarder to file the electronic export information as the ultimate destination of Hong Kong even though the goods were destined for China.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing a direct final rule to codify in the Code of Federal Regulations the statutory requirements for the flammability of upholstered furniture under the COVID-19 Regulatory Relief and Work-From-Home Safety Act. This Act mandates that CPSC promulgate California Technical Bulletin 117-2013 as a flammability standard for upholstered furniture under section 4 of the Flammable Fabrics Act. The rule is effective as of June 25, 2021.
The new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening requirements for shipments transported on all-cargo international aircraft will come into effect on June 30th, 2021. These new security provisions will require that all shipments transported on all-cargo international aircraft be screened to similar standards as cargo transported on passenger aircraft. Alternatively, shipments may be received from a TSA-regulated entity that has applied appropriate security controls and/or screened the cargo.
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the Department of Commerce has amended its antiboycott provisions set forth in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect the August 16, 2020 issuance by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of Federal Decree-Law No. 4 of 2020, which formally ended the UAE’s participation in the Arab League Boycott of Israel. BIS’s action follows similar actions by the Departments of State and the Treasury.