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Incoterms® 2020 Now in Effect

The new decade is now upon us, and we all know what that means. First, the Census Bureau will send out questionnaires seeking such important knowledge as the number of dust bunnies hiding under the sofa. Second, those ugly red-eyed ten-year cicadas will emerge in August, make a mess in the streets … Read More...

How Is the Trade War Like a Romantic Comedy?

This trade war business is beginning to remind me of the classic film Groundhog Day, except without the comedy or happy ending. You’ll recall that’s the one where Bill Murray plays a weatherman who relives the same day over and over. He eventually breaks out of the time warp and lives happily ever … Read More...

Another Limited Reprieve for Huawei

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The Bureau of Industry and Security has extended the temporary general license authorizing certain transactions with Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and numerous of its affiliates. That’s the good news, such as it is. The bad news is that 46 more Huawei affiliates were added to the Entity List, on top … Read More...

Section 301 Tariff Mayhem Goes into Overdrive

China United States Trade Trouble

It seems that every time you turn around, there’s something new in the trade war with China. Last Friday afternoon’s announcement tops them all. So much for a quiet weekend. Round 4 Tariff Established Last week began with the long-awaited notice that an additional 10 percent import tariff will be … Read More...

Technology Controls and the Trade War with China

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Although the spiral of tariff increases keeps grabbing the headlines, there’s another trade war battlefront that may have greater long-term effect. To put it simply, the Trump Administration hopes to use expanded export controls to stymie China’s development of advanced technologies. Whether this … Read More...

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