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Inflation Reduction Act Passes House, Heads to Biden’s Desk

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12 August 2022
Congress
The House passed the Inflation Reduction Act along partisan lines, 220 to 207. The bill now heads...

USDA Cotton Report Finds 66% of U.S. Cotton in Drought Areas

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12 August 2022
Reports&Analysis
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service has published their latest Cotton: World Markets and Trade...

FMC Seeks Comments on Potential Congestion Emergency Declaration, Publishes OSRA Implementation Webpage

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12 August 2022
FMC
In an advance Federal Register notice, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is seeking comments...

White House Port Envoy Calls for More Action on Shipping Congestion

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12 August 2022
Stephen Lyons, the White House Port and Supply Chain Envoy, gave an interview this week in which...

USDA Report on Chinese Cotton

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11 August 2022
Reports&Analysis
The USDA’s Economic Research Service released Chinese Cotton: Textiles, Imports, and Xinjiang in...

CAFC Decision in Meyer Case Rejects Limit on First Sale

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11 August 2022
Litigation
In March 2021 the CIT issued a decision, Meyer Corporation vs United States, which called into the...

Inflation Reduction Act Passes Senate, Heads to the House

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11 August 2022
Congress
Last week, the Senate voted along party lines to pass the “Inflation Reduction Act” by a margin of...

Pelosi Looks at New Trade Bill

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11 August 2022
Congress
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefly discussed the possibility of a...

Tai Outlines the Ins and Outs of a Worker-Centric Trade Agenda

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11 August 2022
USTR
During a speech at the United Steelworkers annual meeting yesterday, Tai reaffirmed her commitment...

Blinken Releases Biden Administration Strategy on Sub-Saharan Africa

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11 August 2022
State Dept
Earlier this week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered remarks at the University of...

Raimondo Says Decision on China Tariffs Coming Soon

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11 August 2022
Commerce
During a Balance of Power interview on Bloomberg yesterday, host David Westin asked Secretary of...

CBP Detains Solar Panel Shipments

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11 August 2022
CBP
According to the Wall Street Journal, several Chinese solar panel suppliers have recently had...

CBP and Chamber of Commerce Fight Back to School Counterfeit Goods

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11 August 2022
CBP
Customs and Border Protection announced today that it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of...

CBP Issues CSMS on Reporting a Cybersecurity Event

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08 August 2022
U.S. Customs and Border Protecting issued a message (CSMS #52858040) on Reporting a Cybersecurity...

Murkowski Urges FTA with Iceland in New Artic Bill

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08 August 2022
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), along with co-sponsor Angus King (I-ME), introduced the Arctic...

U.S. and Korean Customs Commissioners Meet

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08 August 2022
To mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), CBP Commissioner...