Trade and Manufacturing Monitor

News and insight from our international trade practice group

U.S. Lawmakers Move to End Cuba Travel and Export Restrictions

On May 25 th, U.S. Senators introduced the “Freedom for Americans to Travel to Cuba Act of 2017” (S. 1287). The bill is sponsored by 54 senators and it would eliminate restrictions on travel to Cuba by American…

Preliminary Affirmative Determination in Tool Chests and Cabinets from China and Vietnam

On May 25 th, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) reached an affirmative preliminary determination, finding that the there is a reasonable indication that domestic industry producing tool chests and…

Do You Qualify For Duty Savings Under the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement?

The much anticipated free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada going into effect this summer is a terrific opportunity for importers to take advantage of duty savings. The Comprehensive Economic and…

Solar Cells and Modules Section 201 Investigation

On May 23, 2017, pursuant to a petition filed on behalf of Suniva, Inc., (“Suniva”) the U.S. International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) initiation a Section 201 safeguard investigation on crystalline silicon…

On US-China Trade Policy: Bring on the Chickens!

This commentary was originally published by the Stimson Center as part of their Trade in the 21st Century initiative (Trade21). Two weeks ago Secretary of Commerce Ross announced the first deliverables of the 100 day…