Cortney Morgan

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An experienced attorney in the area of international trade and supply chain issues, Cortney advises foreign and domestic clients on all aspects of international trade regulation, planning and compliance, including import (customs), export controls, economic sanctions, embargoes, international trade agreements and preference programs.

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published a Temporary General License for specific, limited engagement in transactions with Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and its sixty-eight non-U.S. affiliates which were added to the BIS Entity List effective May 16, 2019. (See our previous post here).  The license is intended to allow Huawei and its affiliates to work temporarily with U.S. companies to continue to support current customers, headsets…
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced in a press release that it would add Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (“Huawei”) and additional Huawei affiliates to BIS’s Entity List.  BIS’s initial press release stated that this designation would become effective upon its publication in the Federal Register (which is scheduled for May 21, 2019).  However, a copy of the designation action posted in the Federal Register
On May 13, 2019, China’s Ministry of Finance announced that it will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods, starting on June 1, 2019. This action was taken in retaliation for President Trump’s latest decision to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products from 10% to 25%.…
Court of International Trade Summary of Decisions 19-41 On April 1, 2019, the CIT sustained and further remanded Commerce’s remand redetermination in the 2014-2015 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded carbon steel standard pipe and tube products from Turkey. Commerce’s action on remand negated the statutory drawback adjustment that Plaintiff Toscelik earned by exporting its finished product to the United States and impinges on the agency’s ability to make a fair comparison.…
U.S. International Trade Commission Section 701/731 Proceedings Investigations Certain Pasta from Italy and Turkey: On April 10, 2019, the ITC announced its determination that the revocation on certain pasta from Italy and Turkey would lead to the continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States. Cast Iron Soil Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: On April 12, 2019, the ITC announced its final determinations in the AD and CVD…
Investigations Laminated Woven Sacks from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: On April 11, 2019, Commerce released its final AD and CVD determinations. Administrative Reviews Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil: On April 12, 2019, Commerce released the final results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review (2017). Uncovered Innerspring Units from the People’s Republic of China: On April 18, 2019, Commerce released the final results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review (2017-2018). Large Power Transformers from the…
USTR Proposes Products for Tariff Countermeasures in Response to Harm Caused by EU Aircraft Subsidies On April 8, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) found that the European Union subsidies to Airbus had caused adverse effects to the United States. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) began its process under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to identify products of the EU to which additional duties may be applied until…
On April 21, 2019, the White House announced that President Trump has decided not to reissue the Iranian oil sanctions waivers, called “Significant Reduction Exceptions” (SREs) when they expire in early May. The White House statement explained that “[t]his decision is intended to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue.”…