Showing 5 posts by Jan de Beer.
During his campaign for presidency, President-elect Donald Trump frequently called the North American Free Trade Agreement “the worst trade deal in history.” He promised the American people that he would renegotiate or withdraw from NAFTA and raise tariffs on imports from Mexico and Canada. NAFTA is a free trade agreement signed by Canada, Mexico and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. In the aftermath of the election, Americans with international business interests may be wondering whether President-elect Trump has the legal authority to unilaterally withdraw the U.S. from NAFTA and how to prepare for that scenario.
Mr. Trump’s transition team has sketched out his plan for the first 200 days of his presidency. According to post-election memorandum and video, the president-elect intends to push for substantial changes to NAFTA and trade relations between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Read More ›
Importers of Aluminum Extrusions from the People's Republic of China may be Subject to Increased Duty
On October 28, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the "Department") announced its preliminary determination in an antidumping duty investigation of imports of aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China ("PRC"). Read More ›
An international construction company with a multibillion dollar oil contract finds itself under investigation by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for bribing Nigeria’s ruling cabal. Read More ›
When a distant nation is devastated, our country gives generously. In the wake of the 2004 tsunami and the recent earthquake in Pakistan and Central Asia, the United States government has given billions of dollars in aid. Read More ›
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), of the United States Department of the Treasury, administers a series of laws and regulations that impose economic sanctions against nations perceived to be hostile to United States’ foreign policy and national security objectives. The U.S. Government has long utilized a variety of economic sanctions (including trade embargoes, blocked assets controls, and other commercial and financial restrictions) to further its foreign policy objectives. Today, economic sanctions remain a powerful tool in the diplomatic arsenal as the U.S. strives to: (1) successfully conduct the war and reconstruction of Iraq; (2) deny financial and logistical support to terrorist groups; and (3) stem the flow of sensitive products and technologies to proliferators of weapons of mass destruction. Read More ›
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Joseph J. Dehner Joe Dehner concentrates his practice on multinational business and securities disputes. He counsels a wide variety of companies, domestic and foreign, on issues confronting global business, including transnational investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, customs and trade issues, international business structures, distribution and agency agreements and the resolution of international disputes.