U. S. Trade Strategies Under The Trump Administration

One of the first things that President Trump did after his inauguration was to issue an executive order to officially withdraw the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).   During the presidential campaign both candidates often raised their concerns and discontent with TPP, and this action should not have come as a surprise to… Read more »

CBP Intellectual Property Rights Seizure Statistics FY 2016

Wearing apparel and accessories remained the top intellectual property rights commodity in fiscal year 2016 in terms of number of seizures, representing 20% of the overall figure, while watches and jewelry took the top stop with 47% of the total Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) value. China and Honk Kong were the leading countries for… Read more »

CBP FY2016 Priority Trade Issue – Textiles

“In FY 2016, trips to 9 countries resulted in visits to 150 factories and a non-compliance rate of approximately 34 percent. Textile Production and Verification Team responsibilities include: – Determining whether a factory manufactured goods, as claimed – Determine if the apparel or textile goods meet the requirements” From:  CBP FY2016 Textile Priority Trade Issue… Read more »