Footwear importers are mounting an all-out effort to convince Congress and the Obama administration that disproportionately large duties on their products are punishing both retailers and American consumers.
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23 Oct 2013
07 Oct 2013
The United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization’s member states have agreed to develop a global market-based measure for international aviation on climate change...
01 Oct 2013
The next politically appointed Customs and Border Protection commissioner faces a steep learning curve, funding challenges and calls from many in the trade community to improve a key trusted trader initiative.
26 Aug 2013
Shanghai has won approval from China’s State Council to set up a p
14 Aug 2013
The National Industrial Transportation League is asking the federal government to find out how China’s recently implemented value-added tax on freight transportation relates to international cargo movements.
14 Aug 2013
The federal government needs to better manage, promote and coordinate trade programs so that export resources can be better used to help small and medium-sized business be globally competitive, according to a Government Accountability Office report released today.
07 Aug 2013
The Obama administration has vetoed the U.S. International Trade Commission’s ban on the import and sale of some Apple iPhones and iPads...
05 Aug 2013
India has adopted policies favoring its own companies in industries such as clean energy, technology and medical devices. It has also imposed tariffs and local content requirements, and denied and revoked patents, according to an official at the National Association of Manufacturers.
30 Jul 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued two proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act aimed at strengthening assurances that imported food meets the same safety standards as...
24 Jul 2013
The Retail Industry Leaders Association has urged Congress to renew the Generalized System of Preferences program prior to its scheduled expiration on July 31, 2013, and the subsequent August recess.