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Member Exclusive – Beltway Report: Congress Orders Investigation and report on Impacts of Sec. 232 & 301 Tariffs

Dear Member: The U.S. International Trade Commission has opened two investigations into the economic impacts of the Section 301 tariffs on China and the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum. Announced on May 10th, the investigation will look directly into US trade, production, and prices in industries most affected by the current tariffs. Parties looking to […]

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Special Inquiry to ACMA Merchant Members Who Ship Products in Soft Packages

The US Postal Service is proposing to amend its mailing standards through the Domestic Mail Manual by adding new subsections to establish parcel selvage standards and to clarify how to measure parcels prepared in soft packaging. Industry only has until April 25th to submit comments. Please review the requirements (linked above) carefully with your fulfillment management team in order to ensure that […]

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ACMA Member Exclusive – April MTAC Report

The April 5-6 meetings of the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) returned to USPS headquarters in Washington. ACMA’s Paul Miller and Hamilton Davison tuned in to all sessions of interest to our membership. Below you will find our recap; hyperlinked session titles or speakers will take you to the slides shown though the USPS did […]

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Member Exclusive – Beltway Report: Apr. 8 Hearing on Forced Labor of Interest to Members Who Import Chinese Goods

Dear Industry Member, In late December, President Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) into law. The legislation builds upon previous congressional and executive branch actions aimed at responding to allegations of forced labor and other human rights concerns in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The UFLPA would establish a rebuttable presumption, […]

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Member Exclusive: ACMA’s Legal Corner – Heed California’s Requirements for Your Price-Slashing Promos

By David Bertoni, Partner, Brann & Isaacson Long a staple of retail selling, reference price advertising — shorthand for promotions that include a reference to a higher price, which is often “slashed” through — has generated more than its share of state and federal investigations and class action lawsuits. These include a highly-publicized case brought by California […]

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