King & Spalding: Customs and Border Protection Issues Update of Enforcement Activities Related to Trade Orders

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued its first “AD/CVD Update” in December 2014. The AD/CVD Update provides information regarding CBP’s activities to collect antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) from U.S. importers that attempt to evade their payment. [Reposted from the King & Spalding blog  |  P. Lee Smith  |  January 6, 2015]  CBP’s…

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Bernie Sanders: Sign the Petition: Voice your opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disastrous trade agreement designed to protect the interests of the largest multi-national corporations at the expense of workers, consumers, the environment and the foundations of American democracy. It will also negatively impact some of the poorest people in the world. [An Update from Senator Bernie Sanders  |  January 5, 2014]…

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Dan DiMicco: Dollar Surges to 11 ½-Year High Against Biggest Rivals

http://www.wsj.com/articles/dollar-surges-to-11-year-against-biggest-rivals-1420221525 The dollar kicked off 2015 by rallying against other major currencies, underscoring heightened expectations for robust U.S. growth in the new year relative to the rest of the world…..or trouble for the economy……. [Reposted from the blog of Dan DiMicco  |  Dan DiMicco  |  Jan 6, 2015] The article correctly points out the negative…

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NY Times: “Obama’s Trade Chief, Undaunted by Odds, Pushes for Trans-Pacific Partnership”

  Michael Froman, the United States trade representative, is confident he can persuade Congress to approve a long-pending agreement that encompasses 12 countries. WASHINGTON — For Michael B. Froman, President Obama’s chief evangelist for expanding global trade, skepticism comes with the territory. [by Mark Landler and Jonathan Weisman | December 30, 2014 | NY Times]…

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