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EU Officially Adopts the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

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24 May 2024
International News
The EU adopted the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) today, requiring large...

Two Nearshoring Bills Introduced in the House

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24 May 2024
Congress
Two pieces of legislation were introduced in the House this week, aimed at nearshoring jobs and...

Promoting Resilient Supply Chains Act Introduced in the Senate

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24 May 2024
Congress
This week, Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and...

Tai Attends USMCA Free Trade Commission Meeting

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24 May 2024
USTR
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai attended the 4th meeting of the USMCA Free Trade...

Presidents Biden and Ruto Support AGOA Renewal and 2024 Conclusion of STIP

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24 May 2024
Yesterday, President Biden welcomed Kenyan President Ruto for a State Visit and Dinner. This is...

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Trade Enforcement and Merchandise Entry at U.S. Ports

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23 May 2024
Congress
The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday on Examining Trade Enforcement and Entry of...

Trade Committee Democrats Urge Comprehensive Trade Agenda Talks with Kenya

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23 May 2024
Congress
Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member...

USTR Issues Federal Register Notice on Proposed Section 301 Tariff Modifications and Machinery Exclusion Process

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23 May 2024
USTR
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has issued the Federal Register notice promised in...

CBP Updates E-Commerce FAQs

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23 May 2024
CBP
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has updated their E-Commerce Frequently Asked Questions page...

ILA and USMX Say East Coast Port Labor Negotiations Will Conclude Before September

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20 May 2024
Industry News
Friday, May 17 was the deadline for local port negotiations to conclude, kicking off contract...

SFC Finds Links Between Automakers and Forced Labor

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20 May 2024
Congress
The Senate Finance Committee released the results of their staff investigation into links between...

House Passes Bill to Boost Domestic Manufacturing

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20 May 2024
Congress
Last week, the House unanimously passed the Critical Infrastructure Manufacturing Feasibility Act,...

U.S. and Kenya Conclude Fifth Round of STIP Negotiations; State Visit This Week

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20 May 2024
USTR
The U.S. and Kenya issued a joint statement at the conclusion of their fifth round of negotiations...

CBP Reminds Importers of Requirement for Importer of Record Information on Origin Documents

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20 May 2024
CBP
U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued CSMS #60588866 in response to an increase in the use of...

It’s World Trade Week!

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20 May 2024
President Biden issued a Proclamation declaring May 19 through 25 as World Trade Week. The...