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USTR opens process for possible reinstatement of product exclusions from China Section 301 tariffs

On October 5, 2021, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Notice and Request for Comments to consider the reinstatement of expired product exclusions from the ...


Proposed rule seeks to significantly strengthen U.S. Government “Buy American” requirements

On 30 July 2021, the FAR Council published a proposed rule to significantly strengthen “Buy American” requirements applicable to goods sold to the U.S. Government. The proposed...


Biden Administration Releases First 100-Day Review, Spurring Immediate Actions for US Supply Chains

Pursuant to Executive Order 14017, issued by President Biden on 24 February 2021, a federal government task force examined the vulnerabilities in America’s supply chains for...


Bill Banning Imports from Xinjiang re-introduced in Senate with significant changes
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On 27 January 2021, days after the United States government labelled the human rights abuses in Xinjiang as genocide, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced the Uyghur Forced Labor...

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Aerospace and Defense Insights | Biden issues wide-ranging Buy American executive order – FAR rulemaking to come

Through Aerospace and Defense Insights, we share with you the top legal and political issues affecting the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. Our A&D industry team monitors the...


Biden Issues wide-ranging Buy American Executive Order – FAR rulemaking to come

On 25 January 2021, President Biden issued his first Buy American Executive Order (EO), titled Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers, which is...


Custom WRO prohibits all imports of cotton and tomato products from Xinjiang

On 13 January 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a region-wide Withhold Release Order (WRO) prohibiting all imports of cotton and tomato products from the Xinjiang Uyghur...


RCEP – bigger, but is it better? Taking Stock of Asia's new free trade agreement

After eight years of negotiation, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership on Trade (RCEP), the world's largest regional trade agreement, was signed in an online ceremony on 15...


Congress considers bill banning imports from Xinjiang – Administration takes action on forced labor
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On 22 September 2020 the U.S. House of Representatives nearly unanimously (406-3) passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, H.R. 6210. If passed by the Senate and signed into law by...

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