On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a request for public comments on the forms and data it will require petitioners to submit in the course of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process.
On April 21, 2014, it was announced that Otter Products LLC (operating as "OtterBox") has paid $4.3 million to settle a whistle-blower suit alleging that its import practice violated the False Claims Act ("FCA") and the Tariff Act of 1930.
In July 2012, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed criminal charges in a California federal court accusing several individuals and business entities of evading customs duties on goods imported into the United States.
The United States and 20 other trade partners are preparing to launch negotiations for a new international services agreement to increase trade opportunities for professional, financial, transportation, distribution, and other services.
On October 17, 2012, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a criminal indictment in a Georgia federal district court, accusing nine individual and corporate defendants of operating a fraudulent scheme to evade more than $20 million in antidumping duties imposed on Chinese imports.
On July 16, 2012, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel determined, in a case brought by the United States, that China maintains a number of measures that treat foreign providers of electronic payment services (EPS) less favorably than the domestic EPS provider, China Union Pay.
On March 30, 2012, the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee announced the time frame and requirements for Members of Congress to introduce bills to be included in the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).