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On March 7, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new department-wide whistleblower pilot program, which aims to incentivize whistleblowers to come forward with information related to corporate misconduct. By offering monetary rewards to whistleblowers, the program seeks to enhance enforcement efforts and promote transparency in the business world.

DOJ’s new pilot program is designed

On April 4, 2024, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released another Interim Final Rule (IFR) offering clarification and correcting inadvertent errors made in earlier rulemakings regarding the implementation of significant export controls on certain advanced computing items and supercomputer and semiconductor end use. This latest rule is effective April 4, 2024.

On March 28, 2024, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced a new resource to help identify boycott-related requests U.S. persons and companies may receive during the regular course of conducting business. The resource is a public list of entities identified as making a boycott-related request in reports received by the BIS

On March 25, 2024, the Department of Commerce published new regulations in the Federal Register formalizing major changes to U.S. trade remedy regulations, 19 C.F.R. part 351, which include noteworthy clarifications and new provisions. The extensive changes were first proposed in May 2023 (see Update of May 15, 2023), and follow a public comment period that yielded

On March 20, 2024, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule implementing restrictions under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) on persons who have been designated and placed on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List maintained by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Under Secretary

On March 18, 2024, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a final rule to implement procedures to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders in accordance with Title IV of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (known as the Enforce and Protect Act or EAPA). This final rule

On Saturday, March 9, 2024, President Biden signed a six-bill appropriations package to fund the U.S. government through September 30, 2024.  In doing so, he codified a notable trade-related policy rider that adds the Secretary of Agriculture “on a case by case basis” to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or

On March 12, 2024, five national labor unions filed a petition with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 requesting an investigation into the acts, policies, and practices of China in the maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding sector. Section 301 allows the United States to respond to