PRESIDENT LIFTS TWEA (TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT) SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA

On June 26, 2008 the President issued Proclamation 8271 lifting the application of the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA) sanction with respect to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). In addition, President Bush notified Congress of his intent to rescind North Korea’s designation as a


GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES (GSP) CHANGES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008

Effective July 1, 2008 the following changes to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) will apply. The GSP program provides duty free preference for all eligible beneficiary countries.

Three aluminum products have been added to the program under the following HTS numbers:

7601.10.30, 7601.20.30, 7604.21.00.

Effective July 1, 2008 the


U.S. DEPT. OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES FINAL AFFIRMATIVE DETERMINATION IN ANTIDUMPING/COUNTERVAILING DUTY INVESTIGATIONS FOR WOVEN LAMINATED SACKS FROM CHINA

The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that Chinese exporters/producers have sold laminated woven sacks in the U.S. at 64.28 to 91.73 percent less that normal value, and received net countervailable subsidies ranging from 29.54 to 352.82 percent. The subject laminated woven


REMINDER: BEIJING 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES MAY IMPACT YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

In an effort to reduce emissions to improve air quality and increase security during the 2008 Olympics, the Chinese government will be taking action perhaps as early as July 1, 2008. The Civil Aviation Administration of China announced they will ban airfreight transportation of most dangerous goods (explosives, guns, ammunition,


CITA ANNOUNCES DELAYED, STAGED ENTRY PROCEDURES TO APPLY FOR OVERSHIPMENTS OF 2008 QUOTA EXPORTS FROM CHINA

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) announced that any shipments of quota textile and apparel from China that are exported in 2008 in excess of the 2008 agreed quota limits are in violation of the terms of the U.S.-China Bilateral Textile


CITA ISSUES DETERMINATION TO ALLOW CERTAIN COTTON FABRICS TO BE SOURCED OUTSIDE DR-CAFTA COUNTRIES

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has issued determinations that certain 100% combed cotton woven indigo-dyed fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the U.S.-Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA). This fabric may