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Vol. I: Issue 12 - August 22, 2006

BIS ENFORCEMENT UPDATE
China has been the destination country in an increasing number of BIS enforcement actions over the past several years. While exports to China were the focus of approximately 16 percent of cases in both 2004 and 2005, they have increased to nearly 18 percent in 2006. More…

PROPOSED DFARS RULE FOR DoD CONTRACTS
United States Revises Proposed Rule to Foster Export Compliance on DOD Contracts. On August 14, after nearly a year considering 145 separate comments on the initial version, the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) published a significant revision to a proposed Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”) rule seeking to foster export control compliance on DoD contracts. More…


Section 337: Today's Trade Remedy of Choice?
Section 337 cases are on the rise. The U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) instituted 18 investigations in 2003; 26 in 2004; and 29 in 2005. More…



Will Nonproliferation Sanctions on Russian Companies Draw Retaliation? More…



After Doha : Practical Approaches for Cutting the Costs of Trade. More…


WTO Closes Door on U.S. Zeroing Practice.
The U.S. Department of Commerce's policy of “zeroing” in antidumping duty investigations and administrative reviews has come under repeated fire from U.S. trading partners. Although the WTO previously has left methodological loopholes in its findings on zeroing, its most recent decision appears to preclude all types of zeroing as unlawful. More…



The U.S. has announced its decision to appeal the recent WTO ruling concerning non-uniform application of the EU's customs administration. More…


U.S. and EU Renew their Commitment to Open Skies After DOT Delays Its Controversial Foreign Control Rule. More…



Crowell & Moring's Kimberley Chen Nobles and Alex de Gramont will be speaking on the topic, Litigation & Arbitration Planning: Maximizing Your Company's Ability To Achieve Its Interests in Dispute Resolution. More...

C&M International Trade Group continues growth. Two new associates will join the International Trade group in September. More...

CHEMICALS
Industry is invited to comment on three guidance documents on the implementation of the future EU Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of CHemicals (REACH) legislation. The European Chemicals Bureau ("ECB") is responsible for developing methodologies and tools for the future efficient implementation of the EU REACH legislation under the so-called REACH Implementation Projects ("RIPs"). This is done through the development of guidance documents and IT-tools for industry; the future European Chemicals Agency; as well as the chemical authorities of the individual EU Member States. More…

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