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Business, Transportation Interests Urge Support for Stalled Colombia Free Trade Agreement
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's executive vice president for government affairs has urged Congress and the Administration to work toward passage of the stalled free-trade agreement between the U.S. and Colombia. The U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement was signed by both countries in November of 2006 but...
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Commerce Updates List for Determining Which Exports Are Subject to Licensing Requirements
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has issued a series of updates to the Commerce Control List (CCL), which governs export licensing. The move is "part of a systematic effort to update and refine the U.S. dual-use export control system," BIS said. The CCL helps to determine...
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Global Link Logistics Acquires Transportation Software Package From Management Dynamics
Global Link Logistics, a logistics provider specializing in serving the North American furniture industry, has implemented transportation-management software from Management Dynamics. The Web-based application stores...
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Korea Reopens Market to U.S. Beef; Officials Hail Action as Move Toward Bilateral Trade Agreement
The South Korean government has agreed to fully reopen its market to U.S. beef exports. The market has been mostly closed since December 2003, when a case of "mad-cow" disease, or BSE, was discovered in the U.S. In January of 2006, Korea partially reopened the country to U.S. boneless beef under the age of 30 months. But U.S. officials and lawmakers insisted...
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China Voices Concern About Anti-Dumping Measures Imposed by Mexico, Canada and the European Union
China has criticized the anti-dumping measures imposed on a large number of its goods by Mexico, Canada and the European Union. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), China urged Mexico to take "positive and proactive steps" to get discussions about the matter back on track. A protocol between the two countries lapsed in December of 2007. Mexico responded that it would continue...
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Trade Lawyers Protest Customs' Attempt to Eliminate "First-Sale" Standard for Duty Assessment
A proposal by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to eliminate the "first-sale" method of determining the value of import transactions has come under fire from a New York City-based law firm specializing in trade law. In a recent letter to CBP, attorneys Alan G. Lebowitz and Ned H. Marshak say the agency's proposed interpretation "will significantly increase our clients' already substantial duty obligations, impact their profitability and result in higher prices to consumers." The first-sale rule has been...
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Doha Round of Trade Talks Under WTO Hits Another Bump in the Road; Dispute Over Farm Goods Is Blamed
Trade negotiators meeting under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have reached another impasse in the series of trade-liberalization talks known as the Doha Round. The primary sticking point, as in the past, is trade in agricultural products, although other types of goods are affected as well. Negotiators had hoped for...
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Arvato Digital Services Integrates Management Dynamics Applications With SAP to Automate Duty Payments
Arvato Digital Services has integrated landed-cost engines and trade content from Management Dynamics with its SAP application, giving customers the ability to calculate duty rates and reduce carrier overcharges on shipments from the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Arvato is a global provider of...
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