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Gender Discrimination Test Case Dismissed

On February 15, 2012, the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) dismissed the consolidated test case that had been created to litigate the gender and age discrimination issue in Slip Opinion 12-18

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Updated Customs Bonded Warehouse Manual Issued

For the first time since, 1990, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has revised the Bonded Warehouse Manual for Customs and Border Protection Officers and Bonded Warehouse Proprietors.

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Implementation of the 2012 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

Customs has issued messages and pipelines on the implementation of the 2012 Harmonized Tariff.

The purpose of this message is to inform interested parties of the 2012 Harmonized Tariff

Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) implementation. The World Customs Organization (WCO) amends the Harmonized System, at the six-digit level, every four to six years. Following legislation passed on December 29, 2011, the Presidential proclamation was published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2012 to implement the WCO HTSUS changes. The 2012 HTSUS amendments will go into effect on February 3, 2012.

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Commerce may be required to revoke all CVD orders and terminate all CVD proceedings involving non-market economy countries

"On December 19,2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the Department of Commerce lacks the legal authority to impose countervailing duties (CVDs) on subsidized imports from countries with non-market economies, such as China and Vietnam.  Absent legislative or judicial action, the court's ruling will take effect shortly after February 2, 2012. Should this occur, it would have substantial adverse economic implications for our country."

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