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Key Notes:

  • The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis requires the reporting of certain statistical data on foreign direct investment in the United States. This includes reporting data when a foreign entity acquires a U.S. business, when a foreign entity or its existing U.S. affiliate establishes a new legal entity, or when an existing

On April 24, 2024, President Biden signed into law a broad national security package which included the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024; Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024; Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024; 21st Century Peace through Strength Act; FEND off Fentanyl Act; and the Rebuilding Economic Prosperity and Opportunity for Ukrainians Act.

Note: For more information on this topic, please see our client update of April 23rd.

On April 17, 2024, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation targeting the acts, policies, and practices of the maritime, logistics and shipbuilding sectors of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This action results from a

On April 12, 2024, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) again extended previous Russia-related General License (GL) 13 by issuing a revised GL 13I, “Authorizing Certain Administrative Transactions Prohibited by Directive 4 under Executive Order 14024,” which states that U.S. persons are authorized to pay taxes, fees, or import

On April 12, 2024, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) signed a new determination under section 1(a)(i)(A) of Executive Order 14068 of March 11, 2022 as amended by Executive Order 14114 of December 22, 2023. According to this determination, the importation and entry into the United States, including importation for admission into a foreign

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released on March 29, 2024, its annual National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE Report) that addresses the status of foreign trade and investment barriers to U.S. exports worldwide. This is the U.S. government’s major annual report on the barriers to U.S. exports of goods

On March 18, 2024, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a final rule to implement procedures to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders in accordance with Title IV of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (known as the Enforce and Protect Act or EAPA). This final

On March 12, 2024, five national labor unions filed a petition with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 requesting an investigation into the acts, policies, and practices of China in the maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding sector. Section 301 allows the United States to respond