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Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Products and Retaliatory Tariffs by China on U.S. Goods

Starting on July 6, 2018, the Trump administration has imposed a 25 percent ad valorem tariff on certain Chinese machinery and high-tech imports following an investigation pursuant to section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (the “Section 301 Tariffs”). The United States Trade Representative (the “USTR”) has determined, as a result of that investigation, that China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are (i) unreasonable or discriminatory, and (ii) burden or restrict U.S. commerce. Read More ›

Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports

Starting on June 1, 2018, the Trump Administration has imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports into the U.S. from all countries, except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and South Korea. The exemption was granted to these four countries, as they agreed to quotas that prohibit any imports into the U.S. above certain specified levels.  Read More ›

Federal Contractors Required to Use E-Verify Beginning September 8, 2009

Federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to begin using the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ E-Verify system starting September 8, 2009, to verify their employees’ eligibility to work legally in the United States. Only contractors who are awarded a new contract with an E-Verify clause are subject to the new rule. Read More ›

Implementation of New I-9 Rule Delayed until April 3, 2009

Late Friday evening U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a delay of 60 days for the implementation of its recent interim final rule amending the Form I-9 and revising the list of documents employers may accept when completing the employment eligibility verification process. Implementation of the rule has now been pushed back until April 3, 2009. In addition to the delay in implementation of the rule, USCIS has reopened the public comment period for 30 days, until March 4, 2009. Read More ›

New Form I-9 Required for Use February 2, 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services submitted an interim rule in late December 2008 in order to further streamline the employment eligibility verification process for employers. Among the most critical updates to the process are revisions to the Form I-9 that include modifications of the available List A documents and a requirement the all documents presented in the employment eligibility verification process must now be unexpired. These new requirements and the new Form I-9 are effective February 2, 2009. 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.