President Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 into law (P.L. 118-31) (NDAA 2024 or Act) in December 2023. Lawmakers frequently target this type of “must pass” legislation as a vehicle to codify their own, often unrelated policy priorities or “rider” provisions. The NDAA 2024 is no exception, containing a patchwork

On July 26, 2023, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security published an internal policy memorandum announcing two new measures the Office of Antiboycott Compliance will implement to enhance enforcement efforts and diminish participation by U.S. companies in boycott-related activities. The two announced enhancements are:

  1. The Boycott Reporting Form has been amended to

Key Notes:

  • Many countries have taken various health and safety measures to address the rising number of COVID-19 cases and the new COVID-19 variants.
  • Governments continue to support workers and employers affected by the economic instability caused by the pandemic.
  • Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and investments in critical infrastructure are the key issues in government

Key Notes:

  • Tighter requirements for domestic content under consideration.
  • New Made in America Office to be established and Made in America director to be appointed.
  • Waivers to domestic preference laws subject to heightened scrutiny.

As part of his “Build Back Better” initiative, President Biden issued an executive order (EO) Tuesday that tightens Buy American requirements

On January 25, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order (EO) stating that the “United States Government should, whenever possible, procure goods, products, materials, and services from sources that will help American businesses compete in strategic industries and help America’s workers thrive.”  The EO tightens Buy American requirements by enhancing enforcement efforts, increasing domestic

Since April 2020, we have collaborated with our foreign law firm partners to provide a chart summarizing the economic, labor and employment, health and safety, and export and import measures taken by governments around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After a short break, we are back with version 2.0 of our chart

Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, April 30 from noon to 1:15 p.m. ET discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international trade. During the webinar we will discuss:

  • U.S. and foreign government restrictions on the export of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Impact on U.S. customs duties
    • Section 301 tariff product exclusions