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DoD Requests Comments on Supply Chain Risks for Strategic and Critical Materials

The Department of Defense (“DoD”) requested industry comments by April 28, 2021 to assist with the DoD’s forthcoming report identifying risks and policy recommendations regarding the supply chain for strategic and critical materials.  The Apr. 13, 2021 Federal Register notice notes “the need for resilient, diverse, and secure supply chains to ensure U.S. economic prosperity and national security.”  The…

March 2021 Trade Law Update

In Husch Blackwell’s March 2021 Trade Law Newsletter, you’ll learn about the following updates in international trade and supply chain law: USTR announced the continuation of certain Section 301 digital services taxes investigations The U.S. temporarily suspended tariffs on UK and EU goods in the large civil aircraft dispute USTR suspended trade engagement with Burma (Myanmar) An…

CIT Declares Section 232 Steel Tariffs on “Derivatives” Under Proclamation 9980 Invalid and Contrary to Law

The U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT” or “the Court”) ruled in an opinion issued on April 5, 2021, that Proclamation 9980 subjecting steel and aluminum “derivatives” to 25 percent tariffs under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. § 1862) is invalid because of a failure to comply with statutory time limits. The Court…

Surecomp’s cloud-based digital trade finance solution is deployed by Banco Internacional in Ecuador

Toronto, Canada – Surecomp®, the leading provider of global trade finance and treasury solutions for banks and corporates, today announced that Banco Internacional has chosen to enhance its end-to-end trade finance process by deploying Surecomp’s cloud-based Trade Finance as-a-Service (TFaaS).   In a move replicating a bank-wide transition to the cloud, the fifth largest bank in…

Scotland’s Perth & Kinross Council deploys Globalstar SPOT Gen4 in its Trackplot solution to safeguard lone workers

Trackplot, a Globalstar specialist VAR, is helping to protect remote-working flood management teams and infrastructure inspectors with its lone worker monitoring solution which incorporates SPOT Gen4. Dublin, Ireland – Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT), announces that Trackplot’s long-standing customer, Perth & Kinross Council in Scotland,…

B&B Attachments provides handling solutions to S and B EPS

Established in 1978, S and B EPS is one of the UK’s largest producers of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation products and civil engineering solutions. This family run company has been manufacturing polystyrene products for more than 40 years and provides a range of building solutions to housing developers, construction companies and beam manufacturers/installers. S and…

COVID-19: Turning Point for Online Pharma

With the rapid advancement of the internet and movement of businesses online, it was only time before the pharmaceutical retail industry also joined the bandwagon. The pharmaceutical retail industry which has long been popular among investors also started to venture into providing online services (Online Pharma). This was due to the increased demand and tech-savvy…

Surecomp Marketplace facilitates fraud prevention with document forgery detection partner Gradiant

Toronto, Canada – Surecomp®, the leading provider of global trade finance solutions for banks and corporates, today announced the addition of document forgery detection solution Valida by Gradiant to its Marketplace platform. The latest fintech partner to join the company’s trade finance ecosystem platform is a key prevention tool in the fight against fraud. Founded…