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CCL Harmonization with the Wassenaar Arrangement List

Effective June 20, 2013, the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a final rule that revises the Commerce Control List (“CCL”) of the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) to implement modifications made to the Wassenaar Arrangement (“WA”)’s List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (“WA List”). The final rule harmonizes the CCL with the WA List, […]

DDTC Amendments to ITAR Brokering Provisions

On August 26, 2013, the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published an interim final rule in the Federal Register that will narrow the scope of persons and activities currently subject to the brokering requirements of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The interim final rule, summarized below, will become effective on […]

Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: An Overview

An antidumping duty is a protectionist tariff that a domestic government imposes on foreign imports that it believes are priced below fair market value. Antidumping duties come into play when a foreign company is selling an item significantly below the price at which it is being produced. In addition, a countervailing duty is a duty […]