Video segment from October 20, 2020 LawCustoms Stream focusing on the provisions of Montreal Convention applicable to lost/missing cargo by freight forwarders. Full October 20, 2020 LawCustoms Stream is available here. Montreal Convention Links: Convention Text on U.S. Dept. of State Convention Parties Montreal Treaty Please remember to join our weekly stream. Stream is held on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. EST (New York Time). Link and details are available at www.LawCustoms.com
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A weekly live web event dedicated to issues related to international trade. Materials used throughout the stream include: OWIT Mexico Event | WOMAN EXPORTING MX – October 26-30, 2020 https://mbmapp.com/event/mujerexportamx Assoc. of Cert. Sanction Specialists | Listings, Delistings and Other Developments in the Russian Sphere – Oct. 1, 2020 https://sanctionsassociation.org/20201001upcoming/ Event – Rising Tensions – Increased Trade Controls on Wednesday, October 7 HKT https://email.steptoecommunications.com/120/8358/landing-pages/rsvp-blank.asp?sid=ea292c35-fe3a-42c2-ac19-ea8649c27ee1 Cuba: OFAC’s amendment of Cuban Asset Control Regulations: Qs 837 https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/faqs/topic/1541 12 Categories of General License: https://cu.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/traveling-to-cuba/ New Rule for Professional Meetings: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=cff7b100f3d7279989d2c087a32f83f6&mc=true&node=se31.3.515_1564&rgn=div8 Old Rule for Professional Meetings: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2019-title31-vol3/pdf/CFR-2019-title31-vol3-sec515-564.pdf New Rule for Public Performances: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=cff7b100f3d7279989d2c087a32f83f6&mc=true&node=se31.3.515_1567&rgn=div8 Old Rule for Public Performances: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2019-title31-vol3/pdf/CFR-2019-title31-vol3-sec515-567.pdf HK Special Administrative Region on SDN – 09/25/2020 OFAC FAQ https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/faqs/840 Reminder of 08/31/2020 HKSAR Designations: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1088 Follows Exxon Mobile Case: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCOURTS-txnd-3_17-cv-01930/pdf/USCOURTS-txnd-3_17-cv-01930-2.pdf Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) makes it to Magnitsky List on 09/25/2020 https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/faqs/835 Note on Magnitsky (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Magnitsky): Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 … see pg. 8: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-112hr6156enr/pdf/BILLS-112hr6156enr.pdf New Website for Steel Mill Licenses https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/11/2020-19753/steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-system https://www.trade.gov/us-industry-licensing https://enforcement.trade.gov/steel/license/SMP_byHTS.pdf DOJ News Release on False Claims Act https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/multinational-industrial-engineering-company-pay-22-million-settle-false-claims-act 09/16/2020 Customs Bulletin at 15: Cyper Power v. US https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2020-Sep/Vol_54_No_36_Complete_0.pdf Please remember to attend our weekly live stream! Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. EST…
A weekly live web event dedicated to issues related to international trade. This week the conversation focused on so-called “Trump” tariffs: a.k.a. Sec. 201, 232, 301. In light of lively debate about Sec. 301 challenge in the Court of International Trade, we also focused on the details and legal rationale underlying the Sec. 301 litigation. Materials used throughout the stream include: Martin Behr’s Presentation: “Trump’s Tariffs: Sections 201, 232, and 301,” available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/17kgaG2an_EiUL4kZOduqinbUWWu1-2MD/view?usp=sharing U.S. Court of International Trade Plaintiff’s Complaint: HMTX Industries v. U.S., available at https://filehost.thompsonhine.com/uploads/USCIT_-_HMTX_Industries_LLC_et_al_v_United_States_-_Sept_2020_2ea7.pdf Jurisdictional Statute, 28 USC 1581(i)(1)(B): https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:28 section:1581 edition:prelim) OR (granuleid:USC-prelim-title28-section1581)&f=treesort&edition=prelim&num=0&jumpTo=true Statute of Limitations, 28 USC 2636(i) – 2 years from the date the cause of action first accrues: https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:28 section:2636 edition:prelim) “First Accrues” Date: 83 FR 47974 (09/21/2018) https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/21/2018-20610/notice-of-modification-of-section-301-action-chinas-acts-policies-and-practices-related-to 19 USC 2411 (Sec. 301) https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title19-section2411&num=0&edition=prelim 19 USC 2414 (Sec. 303) https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title19-section2414&num=0&edition=prelim 19 USC 2417 (Sec. 307) https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title19-section2417&num=0&edition=prelim 4 Sec. 301 lists available at USTR website https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/enforcement/section-301-investigations/section-301-china/200-billion-trade-action 8/18/17 FR Notice of Investigation https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/24/2017-17931/initiation-of-section-301-investigation-hearing-and-request-for-public-comments-chinas-acts-policies USTR Report (Final?) https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/Section%20301%20FINAL.PDF USTR Response for List 3 https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/june/ustr-robert-lighthizer-statement-0 Reliance on Sec. 307 (at page 2) https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/2018-0026%20China%20FRN%207-10-2018_0.pdf USTR Statement Mentioned in the Complaint https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/june/ustr-robert-lighthizer-statement-0 Please remember to attend our weekly live stream! Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. EST At…
Discussion focusing on §1110 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as CARES Act. The section focuses on Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”), which also contains a grant component for small businesses. EIDL is yet another package adopted by Congress designed to help small businesses to survive economic downturn caused by COVID-19. Application link is available at https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/.
Discussion focusing on Sections 1102 & 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as CARES Act. CARES Act Sec. 1102 covers essentials for obtaining loan under Paycheck Protection Program. CARES Act Sec. 1106 covers steps leading to forgiveness of the loan obtained under Paycheck Protection Program.
Discussion focusing on Sec. 2302 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as CARES Act. CARES Act Sec. 2302 Covers Delay of Payment of Employer Payroll Taxes.
Discussion focusing on Sec. 2301 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as CARES Act. CARES Act Sec. 2301 Covers Employee Retention Credit for Employers Subject to Closure Due to COVID-19.
Legal resource entities – Thomson Reuters and Walters Kluwer – launched free resource portal, which can be useful to practitioners. In addition to news updates related to specific area of law, these portals provide sample language and forms. Legal practitioners advising small businesses on payroll, loan, and financing issues, can find these portals especially useful. Here are the links: Thomson Reuters: https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/w-024-5087?transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&bhcp=1#co_anchor_a769721 Walters Kluwer: https://lrus.wolterskluwer.com/campaign/coronavirus-resources-tools-covid-19/ Thomson Reuters and Walters Kluwer, Thank You!
Coronavirus outbreak brought a chaos to a modern world of specialized division of labor and production. Disruption in the supply chain in one part of the world today will affect businesses in the other locations. Modern travel (or its sudden disruption) only contributed to the climate of uncertainty. Uncertainty, in turn created anxiety, as evidenced by empty shelves and aggressive attitudes of folks visiting stores in this world’s richest countries, including the United States. On top of all else, most people are strongly encouraged, and in some places required to remain within four walls of their homes most of the time. Resources are getting scarcer, anxiety is reaching new heights! What to do? One suggestion is to focus on exploring the resources that are available, especially those that come as a result of coronavirus outbreak. If you are part of the business having less than 500 employees, or a self-employed individual in New York State (or other area subject to quarantine, such as California), then exploring a resource made available by the U.S. Government can be useful. The resource that is the focus point of this article is the tax credit of up to $5,100.00/person made available by the federal…