CA IOT LAW: DEVICES AT RISK?

Photo credit: iStock.com/Sitthiphong By Susan Kohn Ross In the last week, both the Dept. of Homeland Security and the Food and Drug Administration have issued a consumer alert about the potential hacking risk regarding cardiac devices, specifically because those devices have no encryption on their software. The devices in question are implantable cardiac devices, clinic programmers and home monitors which are used to regulate one’s heartbeat rate – to speed it…

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Compliance Down, Collections Up for CBP in FY 2018

Monday, March 25, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Materials on the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 include the following information on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s achievements in FY 2018. Automated Commercial Environment – the savings to the trade community from ACE development was $36 million in FY 2018 (the first time it was calculated) and CBP has a goal of $140 million…

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More List 1 Goods from China Excluded from Section 301 Tariffs

Friday, March 22, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced the second batch of products to be excluded from the additional 25 percent duty imposed on some $34 billion worth of imports from China (List 1 goods). These exclusions will be retroactive to July 6, 2018, and remain in place for one year after the date of publication of the exclusion…

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Tariffs to Remain in Place After China Deal, Trump Says

Friday, March 22, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report President Trump indicated this week that higher tariffs on $250 billion worth of goods imported from China will remain in place for the foreseeable future. The president’s stance could complicate efforts to secure a bilateral trade agreement. Senior U.S. officials will travel to Beijing next week to continue negotiations on an agreement aimed at resolving issues such as forced technology…

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The Essential Checklist for Avoiding or Mitigating Section 301 and 232 Tariffs

WEBINAR INVITATION The Essential Checklist for Avoiding or Mitigating Section 301 and 232 Tariffs Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 2:30 pm EST – 3:30 pm EST | $200 | 1 CCS Credit Reserve My Seat U.S. tariff hikes of 10 to 25 percent on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of steel and aluminum imports from around the world and a variety of Chinese goods are not going away any…

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Strict Limits on Presidential Tariff Authority Sought by Consumer, Business Groups

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Dozens of business, consumer, and public interest groups are asking the Senate Finance Committee to impose strict limits on the president’s authority to impose import tariffs in legislation currently under development. Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is reportedly working to craft a bill that draws from two measures already introduced in the House and Senate and is able to generate…

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Cargo Inspections Among USDA Efforts to Prevent Swine Fever

Thursday, March 14, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The Department of Agriculture announced March 6 the following additional steps to keep African swine fever from entering the U.S. as the disease spreads internationally. – working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to train and add 60 additional beagle teams, yielding a total of 179 teams working at key U.S. commercial, sea, and air ports – coordinating with CBP…

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New AD/CV Duties on Wooden Cabinets and Vanities: What You Need to Know

WEBINAR INVITATION New AD/CV Duties on Wooden Cabinets and Vanities: What You Need to Know Thursday, March 14, 2019  |  2:00 pm EST – 2:30 pm EST  |  $50  |  0.5 CCS/ CES Credit Reserve My Seat A new AD/CV petition was filed March 6 against wooden cabinets and vanities from China. The proposed dumping margins are very high, ranging between 175.50 percent and 259.99 percent, and the case will likely move very quickly.…

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China Tariff Increase Postponed Indefinitely as Congress Moves Forward on Exclusions

Monday, March 04, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report An additional tariff on $200 billion worth of imports from China will remain at 10 percent “until further notice,” according to a notice from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative expected to be published soon in the Federal Register. However, the delay has not stopped Congress from continuing its pursuit of a process for companies to request exclusions from this…

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GSP Eligibility for India, Turkey to be Terminated

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report President Trump announced March 4 his intent to terminate the eligibility of India and Turkey as beneficiary developing countries under the Generalized System of Preferences. These changes will not take effect until at least May 3 and will be enacted by a presidential proclamation. Once that proclamation takes effect, thousands of products imported from these two countries will no longer…

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