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CFIUS Reform Bill (FIRRMA) Expands U.S. Foreign Investment Review Process

After passage with overwhelming bipartisan support, on August 13, 2018 President Trump signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) into law. The new law reforms and expands the foreign investment review process of the Department of the Treasury’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee), an inter-agency committee … Continue Reading

U.S. Reimposes Sanctions after Withdrawal from the Iran JCPOA

On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the multilateral nuclear agreement signed on July 14, 2015, between Iran, the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany), and the European Union.  Implementation of the president’s decision … Continue Reading

USTR Publishes List of Section 301 Tariffs on Certain Goods from China

On April 3, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a list of products imported from China on which it recommended imposing 25 percent tariffs, in addition to any other existing tariffs on those goods. USTR issued this list in the context of an investigation conducted under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, … Continue Reading

NAFTA’s Seventh Round Concludes on March 6, Overshadowed by New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

On March 6, 2018, representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico wrapped up the seventh round of the ongoing renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Mexico City.  As discussed in our prior GT Alert, the negotiations have been ongoing since August 2017, but many important proposals remain largely unaddressed.  As … Continue Reading

The White House Announces Tariffs for Steel and Aluminum Imports

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed two proclamations imposing tariff rates of 25 percent and 10 percent on imports of certain steel and aluminum products, respectively, pursuant to Section 232 of the U.S. Trade Expansion Act of 1962. These tariff rates will come into effect March 23, 2018, and will be applied in addition … Continue Reading

U.S. Implements President Trump’s Cuba Policy

On Nov. 8, 2017, the U.S. Government announced new regulations in furtherance of the Trump Administration’s policy regarding Cuba. As discussed in our prior GT Alert, in June 2017, President Trump published his National Security Presidential Memorandum “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba” (NSPM), which announced modification of U.S. policy with respect … Continue Reading

United States Terminates Sanctions Against Sudan

The Trump Administration has announced its decision to revoke the comprehensive economic sanctions against Sudan. The termination was effective as of Oct. 12, 2017. In January 2017, President Obama suspended the Sudan sanctions regime for a period of six months, pending a final review of U.S. policy toward Sudan. In July 2017, the Trump Administration … Continue Reading
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