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A Transformative Approach for the Future of Trade

A Transformative Approach for the Future of Trade Since the last comprehensive trade legislation reforms in 1993, growth in e-commerce, rapid technological change, and the continued expansion of the global marketplace have significantly altered how trade is conducted. As these shifts continue to accelerate and evolve, it is imperative for the U.S. Government to act now to pursue transformational reforms thatRead More »A Transformative Approach for the Future of Trade
US Internal Trade

International Trade Policy Under the Biden Administration: What to Expect

Internal Trade Policy   In the following transcript, George W. Thompson discusses the likely impacts on American international trade policies under the Biden administration. Explore our international trade courses here.   If you expected that the Biden international trade policy would mean a break from that under the Trump administration. Well, I hate to disappointRead More »International Trade Policy Under the Biden Administration: What to Expect

Manufacturer’s “Made in U.S.A.” Claim Challenged as False by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a Federal District Court complaint alleging that Chemence, Inc. committed unfair trade practices by claiming its merchandise, glue, is “Made in the U.S.A.” The FTC is charged with enforcement of statutes prohibiting the use of “unfair or deceptive acts or practices” in commerce.  Its lawsuit seeks an injunction againstRead More »Manufacturer’s “Made in U.S.A.” Claim Challenged as False by FTC
OFAC

More Apparent OFAC Violations Involving Foreign Subsidiary Companies

Parenting can be such a chore.  Minding wayward little ones, cleaning up after them, and getting hit with six-figure Treasury Department penalties for their misbehavior can offset the joy of beholding the smiles on their cherubic faces. Did I say Treasury Department penalties? Yes, they can arise when the parent is a U.S.-based company andRead More »More Apparent OFAC Violations Involving Foreign Subsidiary Companies
Made In The USA

“Made in USA” Rules — The Federal Trade Commission Wants to Hear from You

The Federal Trade Commission’s rules governing assertions that a product is “Made in the U.S.” can be confusing. As we’ve discussed on various occasions, that agency has strict standards on when claims of United States origin are permissible. I won’t repeat the Made In/Assembled In and qualified and unqualified claim distinctions here, except to note that theyRead More »“Made in USA” Rules — The Federal Trade Commission Wants to Hear from You
Export Compliance Checklist - 5 Questions to help you get started

Export Compliance Checklist – 5 Questions to Help You Get Started

Why Exporting your product is a good idea Expanding your bottom line and selling to customers abroad is likely part of your business strategy or on your roadmap.  It is no wonder why, according to a study by the Institute for International Economics, U.S. companies that export not only grow faster, but are nearly 8.5Read More »Export Compliance Checklist – 5 Questions to Help You Get Started
LONE RANGER

Is Trade Compliance the Lone Ranger?

Is Trade Compliance the Lone Ranger?  There are companies, surely not yours, where various departments are viewed as spokes around the hub of the trade compliance department. Each department operates as if trade compliance is accomplished “out there somewhere” rather than taking an active part in making sure the company meets its import and/or exportRead More »Is Trade Compliance the Lone Ranger?
women in trade podcast

WE WANT SOME COOKIES TOO!

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  • April 6, 2020April 24, 2020
Women in trade | S1: Episode 8 We discovered a new podcast featuring women who work in international trade.  The podcast is only a few episodes into its first season but they have hit the ground running with a lineup of amazing and influential ladies in trade compliance.   The podcast, Women In Trade, isRead More »WE WANT SOME COOKIES TOO!
Brexit 2020

Where Is Brexit?

Where Is Brexit? What Is Brexit?  Over time, the UK has given us many interesting tales – from Camelot to Hogwarts. But there hasn’t been a more mystical story from the UK in decades as the tale of Brexit. If you have left aside the Harry/Meghan saga to keep up with the Brexit (British exit) story, then you must know thatRead More »Where Is Brexit?