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December Newsletter Articles

  • Apparently, trade war talks between the United States and China are moving in the right direction, as Trump says "It's going well", but will only sing a deal that is a good deal. Makes sense. Read on for more details on the latest in the trade war

 

  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) released a Harmonized System Update on November 20th, highlighting multiple changes from the USTR and modifications to duties and HTS codes to imported coffee from Puerto Rico

 

  • In light of Apple's recent run in with OFAC, Commonwealth Trading Partners offers some insight into sanctions screening software and the effect on internal policies and procedures on the reliability on such systems

 

  • JD Supra breaks down the potential advantages of USMCA (the "new" NAFTA) over NAFTA in the auto, agriculture, & IP industries as well as highlighting potential job and GDP growth

 

  • In this blog post, 3rdwave breaks down 6 Steps to Simplifying Trade Compliance, a great resource for those looking to improve the operational effectiveness of their program without a significant investment in time or money 

 

  • For those interested in a full breakdown of the Apple sanctions violation, here are the full details from the FCPA blog