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International Trade

31 July 2020
Teresa Polino United States farewells Hong Kong's separate customs territory status – what's the impact on importers?

USA - Arent Fox LLP

In view of the recent action taken by President Trump in an executive order regarding Hong Kong's status, US importers should prepare for increased risk exposure in US-Hong Kong trade. Although Hong Kong technically continues to be treated as its own separate customs territory by multilateral agreements, the commitments undertaken by the United States with regard to the original 2047 timeline for Hong Kong's full reintegration into China are being rapidly accelerated.

Authors: Teresa Polino, Natan Tubman
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Teresa Polino FTC proposes new Made in the USA rule to expand enforcement authority

USA - Arent Fox LLP

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published a proposed rule for Made in the USA (MUSA) claims which would codify its current standard that unqualified MUSA claims for a product should have a reasonable basis for asserting that all or virtually all of the product is made in the United States and authorise it to assess monetary penalties on unsubstantiated claims. Controversially, the proposed rule would also extend the FTC's enforcement authority to labels, mail-order catalogues and online advertising.

Authors: Teresa Polino, David Salkeld
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Teresa Polino French fashion and retail goods face 25% duties starting January 2021

USA - Arent Fox LLP

Authors: Teresa Polino, Claudia Hartleben
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International - International Law Office

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