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US Commerce Department authorizes the release of certain technologies to Huawei Listed Entities in standards-development activities

On June 15, 2020, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule (“Interim Final Rule”) effective on June 18, 2020 to authorize the limited release of certain items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to Huawei and its affiliates listed on the BIS Entity List (“Huawei […]

US State requests comments on temporary suspension, modification, or exception to ITAR regulations during SARS-COV2 public health emergency

On June 10, 2020, the Department of State published in the Federal Register a request for comments regarding certain temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions to several provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) recently issued in order to ensure continuity of operations within the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and among entities […]

USTR to grant additional exclusions for Tranche 4 ($3 Bn)

On June 8, 2020, the US Trade Representative (USTR) posted an advance copy of a notice to be published in the Federal Register that announces the USTR’s determination to grant certain exclusion requests for Tranche 4. As set out in the Annex, the exclusions are reflected in two ten-digit HTSUS subheadings and 32 specially prepared […]

USTR makes technical amendment to Tranche 1 product exclusion

On June 8, 2020, the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice that announces the USTR’s determination to make a technical amendment to one previously granted exclusion: U.S. note 20(q)(131) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified by deleting “each valued over […]

US to suspend Chinese airline flights to US

On June 3, 2020, the US Department of Transportation notified several Chinese airlines that “responding to the failure of the Government of the People’s Republic of China (China) to permit U.S. carriers to exercise the full extent of their bilateral right to conduct scheduled passenger air services to and from China, is suspending the scheduled passenger […]

US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) – Uniform regulations released

On June 3, 2020, the United States, Mexico and Canada agreed to the text of the Uniform Regulations under the USMCA. Two separate documents were released. One seven page document covers Uniform Regulations regarding the Interpretation, Application, and Administration of Chapters 5 (Origin Procedures), 6 (Textile and Apparel Goods), and 7 (Customs Administration and Trade […]

Publication of Syria-related Sanctions Regulations (6/4/2020)

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing regulations to implement Executive Order 13894 of October 14, 2019 (“Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Syria”).  These regulations are currently available for public inspection with the Federal Register and will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register on […]