International Trade and Customs



 

 


International Trade and Customs


By: Susan Kohn Ross
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (Los Angeles, California, USA)

In the April 24, 2012, Federal Register, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) published new rules governing how it will process goods thought to bear counterfeit marks; see CBP IP Enforcement Disclosure. Responsible for the enforcement of intellectual property rights laws

Read more: CBP Changes Rules re IP Enforcement


By: David P. Sanders
Williams Mullen (North Carolina and Virginia, USA)

The attached listing reflects the status of special U.S. trade programs or free trade agreements ("FTA") between the U.S. and identified countries currently in effect or pending effect on the date the list was prepared.

Read more: U.S. Trade Preference Programs & Trade Agreements


Contact: Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated (San Antonio, Texas, USA)

On March 23, 2012, the State Department (DOS) announced that cut-off dates for second preference employment-based (EB-2) immigrant visa availability for China-mainland born and India

Read more: Major Retrogression of Second Preference Employment Based Visa Numbers for China and India


By: Susan Kohn Ross
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (Los Angeles, California, USA)

On Thursday, March 15, 2012, the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement was implemented in both the U.S. and Korea. While the agreement has generally gone by the acronym KORUS

Read more: Korea - US Free Trade Agreement Takes Effect


By: Thomas B. McVey
Williams Mullen (North Carolina and Virginia, USA)

There is an important area of regulation often overlooked by U.S. companies – ITAR.  ITAR stands for International Traffic In Arms Regulations

Read more: Is My Company Subject to ITAR?