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April 28, 2017
President Trump Directs Commerce to Expedite National Security Investigation of Aluminum Imports
April 27, 2017
Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Petition Filed Concerning 100- to 150- Seat Large Civil Aircraft from Canada
April 26, 2017
Bureau of Industry and Security Solicits Public Comments, Announces Public Hearing for Section 232 Steel Investigation
April 26, 2017
Section 201 Petition Filed Concerning Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and Modules
April 25, 2017
Finance Committee Approves Lighthizer's USTR Waiver and Nomination
April 21, 2017
Commerce Department, USTR Solicit Public Comment on Trade Deficit Omnibus Report
April 20, 2017
President Trump Directs Commerce to Expedite National Security Investigation of Steel Imports
April 20, 2017
President Trump Issues "Buy American, Hire American" Executive Order
March 24, 2017
Ways & Means Chair Calls Border Adjustment Tax a "Given", Treasury Sec'y Seeks to Reassure U.S. Retail, Importers
February 23, 2017
CBP Amends Preference Claims Policy to Allow Post-Importation Protests
February 21, 2017
Sen. Graham, Other Republican Senators, and Retail Industry Voice Doubts About Ryan's "Better Way" Tax Plan
February 10, 2017
NGO Files Petition Suing Trump Administration for Unconstitutional Order Restricting Agency Rulemaking
February 9, 2017
GAO Report; Customs Not Able to Validate Benefits to C-TPAT Participants
February 2, 2017
Presidential Memorandum Calls for Regulatory Freeze Until March 21st
January 19, 2017
Court of International Trade Limits Retroactive Application of Scope Determination
January 19, 2017
The National Trade Council
August 19, 2015
Conflict Minerals Disclosure Rule Struck Down
March 26, 2015
Paypal and Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd. Fined for Sanctions Violations
March 4, 2015
Congress Passes DHS Funding Bill
February 4, 2015
Trade Programs in the 2016 Budget
February 2, 2015
The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Development Passes the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015
December 16, 2014
Bruker Corp. $2.4 Penalty for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations
October 2, 2014
Fish & Wildlife Changes Seizure Policy
September 26, 2014
European Commission Refers Germany VAT Case to European Court of Justice
September 19, 2014
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade’s Meeting on Internet Protectionism
September 19, 2014
Holleyman Confirmed as Next Deputy of the USTR
September 18, 2014
Study on Forced Labor in Malaysia and the TPP
April 28, 2014
President Obama Announces Additional Russian Sanctions
April 11, 2014
Wyden Outlines Plan for TPA
April 10, 2014
USDA Consolidates Import Regs for Plants and Plant Products
April 04, 2014
President Obama Approves Ukraine Aid Bill
April 02, 2014
HW&M Chairman Announces Retirement
April 01, 2014
FDA Extends Comment Period on Two Proposed FSMA Rules
March 28, 2014
U.S. Government Puts More Pressure on Russia
March 10, 2014
White House Releases 2014 Trade Agenda
March 10, 2014
Senate Approves CBP Commissioner
February 14, 2014
Wyden Takes Helm of Finance Committee
February 11, 2014
ATF Lengthens Import Permit Terms for Firearms
January 29, 2014
Obama Plugs Passage of TPA in State of the Union
January 29, 2014
Baucus Appears Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee
January 08, 2014
Update: Baucus Nomination Sent to Senate
December 16, 2013
Efforts to Pass TPA Gain Attention in House
December 16, 2013
Senate Finance Committee Approves ITC Nominee
December 02, 2013
Federal Government Funding Lapse Approaches
December 02, 2013
FDA Requests Comments Regarding Info Collected from Entry Respondents
December 02, 2013
Senate Conducts Hearing on ITC Nominee
November 06, 2013
CBP Announces the 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium
March 3, 2017
Watch the Webinar: Consumer Products Safety and Customs Enforcement at the Border
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
February 14, 2017
BRC, Joern Law Firm to Hold Joint Webinar on Consumer Product Safety Rules and Import Requirements
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
April 27, 2015
Food Safety Modernization Act Update
By: Sandra Liss Friedman
April 27, 2015
Sandy Friedman provides update on Food Safety Law
July 18, 2014
BRC Advises on Ivory, Other Restricted Materials for Musical Instruments
April 01, 2014
BRC Partner David Forgue Speaks at ITCC Workshop
November 05, 2013
Barnes/Richardson Secures Unanimous Dismissal by ITC
August 23, 2013
Barnes/Richardson Attorneys Author Article on CBP’s Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs)
February 11, 2013
Barnes/Richardson Client Receives De Minimis Margin in Diamond Sawblades Case
February 5, 2013
Detentions, Exclusions, and Customs Protests
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
January 29, 2013
Barnes/Richardson Attorneys Publish Article on New Conflict-Minerals Regulations
November 29, 2012
New Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Resource Guide Provides Useful Guidance
September 28, 2012
Food SafetyModernization Act Registration Requirements Begin October 1, 2012 for All Food Facilities
By: Sandra Liss Friedman
Sept. 25, 2012
Report: Conflict Minerals and the Supply Chain
By: Shama K. Patari
July 26, 2012
Barnes/Richardson Attorneys Co-Author Customs Year in Review for ABA International Lawyer
February 4, 2011
COMPLIANCE UPDATE: New Immigration Form I-129 Requires Certification of Deemed Export Compliance for H, L and O Petitions for Nonimmigrant Foreign Workers
January 6, 2011
FTC Focuses on Products Making Health Claims, Increases Cooperation with FDA
January 4, 2011
FTZ Board Proposes Significant Revisions to Foreign Trade Zones Regulations
January 4, 2011
FTZ Board Proposes Significant Revisions to Foreign Trade Zones Regulations
January 9, 2009
Increased Penalties for Violations of Census’ Foreign Trade Regulations Begins Feb. 1
September 26, 2008
Customs Changes Approach to Determining Substantial Transformation for Purposes of Country of Origin Declaration
By: Sandra Liss Friedman
September 16, 2008
The New Lacey Act Requirements and their Practical Application
July 24, 2008
DoD Issues Interim Rule and Request for Comments Concerning Additional Requirements for Contracts Involving Export-Controlled Items
June 5, 2008
EXPORT ALERT: Census Issues Final Rule Mandating Electronic Filing
May 30, 2008
CBP Plans C-TPAT Changes in Response to GAO Critique
April 7, 2008
The Reasonable Care Standard: Has Customs Raised the Bar?
By: Sandra Liss Friedman
April 1, 2008
Related-Party Pricing
By: Alan Goggins
January 22, 2008
Cosmetics, Drugs and Labels
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
October 2, 2007
Brand Owners Can Prevent Increasingly Costly Offshore Counterfeit Activities
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
July 13, 2007
Strategies for Dealing with Counterfeiting
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
September 29, 2004
Training Employees To Handle Hazmat
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
June 24, 2004
Bioterrorism Penalties and Mitigation
January 2003
Customs Publishes Treasury Decision On New Binding Ruling Procedures
January 1, 2003
Visas Available For Qualified International Traders and Investors
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.

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