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International Trade

26 February 2021
David R Hamill Automotive industry: global players face tightened US trade rules

USA - Arent Fox LLP

The growing role that international trade rules are playing has led many corporate leaders to look beyond regularly imposed tariffs. Recent additions to trade agreements include deep-reaching requirements on non-tariff issues, such as labour provisions, which have become intrusive to the entire supply chain – and none more so than the automotive parts industry. This article examines what is in store for the automotive industry under the Biden administration.

Authors: David R Hamill, Birgit Matthiesen, Marwa M Hassoun
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Robert J Ernest CBP FAQs on Xinjiang forced labour: due diligence requirements for apparel and tomato importers

USA - Arent Fox LLP

Following the region-wide withhold release orders (WROs) against cotton and tomato products produced in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has provided XUAR-specific FAQs. The FAQs clarify CBP's approach to enforcement of the WROs and publish its requirements to satisfy the burden of proof to evidence that goods were not produced with forced labour. However, underlying challenges remain.

Authors: Robert J Ernest, Angela Santos
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