Perspectives on Fashion & Retail Law
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On September 14, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued new withhold release orders (WRO) aimed at entities involved in the importation, downstream manufacturing, and/or sale of certain apparel, cotton, hair products, and computer parts.
As online shopping picked up during the COVID-19 pandemic due to brick-and-mortar closures, so too have questions about liability for online marketplaces.
On August 21, 2020, CBP issued new guidance providing an additional 45-day transition period for compliance with new marking requirements for goods produced in Hong Kong that are imported into the United States. This extends the transition period for companies to comply with the requirements from Se
There is a risk that garments made from cotton produced by XPCC could be subject to a Customs and Border Protection withhold release orders.
Under the TFTEA, CBP has taken an increasingly enforcement-minded posture to prevent and penalize the importation of goods produced using forced labor into the United States.
As discussed previously, President Trump issued an Executive Order on July 14, 2020, concerning certain import and export trade requirements between the US and China.
Because of the time needed to mark, pack, and ship goods from Hong Kong to the US, it is imperative that importers act quickly to ensure compliance with this new requirement.
After nearly nine years of litigation, Burlington Coat Factory agreed to pay $19.6 million to end a collective action and a putative class action alleging claims for misclassification and unpaid overtime wages.
FTC Proposes New Made in USA Rules to Expand Enforcement Authority and to Eliminate Apparel Care Instruction Requirement
On July 16, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a proposed rule for “Made in the USA” (MUSA) claims for labels in the United States.
Certain products from France, including leather handbags, and certain beauty preparations and soaps, will soon become pricier. Following a disagreement over how to tax US tech companies in France, the US Trade Representative has imposed additional duties of 25 percent on French goods, effective Janu
Arent Fox’s Fashion & Retail group, led by Partners Anthony V. Lupo, Michelle Mancino Marsh, and Katie Heilman, are representing Maison Valentino Italian and Amazon.com in a joint lawsuit against Kaitlyn Pan Group, LLC and New York resident Hao Pan.
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court unanimously sided with fashion brand Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc. (LB) resolving its decades-old dispute with Marcel Fashion Group, Inc. (Marcel).
After nearly six weeks of requiring California residents to shelter in place, on April 28, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new four-stage plan for reopening California, however, he did not provide specifics on when each phase would begin.
As government officials begin to discuss reopening the economy, apparel brands should think about what preventative measures need to be implemented prior to reopening their retail locations across the country.
In this video episode of Fashion Counsel, Arent Fox Fashion & Retail Practice Leader Anthony V. Lupo, Arent Fox Labor & Employment Practice Leader Michael L. Stevens, and Arent Fox Partner Robert J. Ernest discuss the top issues fashion and retail companies need to think about before reopening.
David R. Hamill, Teresa M. Polino, David Salkeld, Antonio J. Rivera, David Llorente, Birgit Matthiesen, Russell A. Semmel, Robert E. Shervette, IV
The USMCA textile and apparel rules of origin are generally based on the “yarn forward” rule, which requires the formation of the yarn (spinning or extruding) and all processes following yarn formation to occur in the USMCA territory.
During a time of financial uncertainty and fear for public health, many companies are stepping up to donate time and funds to industries and workers who are on the font-lines. But as clothing brand Draper James recently discovered, good intentions don’t always lead to good outcomes.
In this video episode of Fashion Counsel, Arent Fox Fashion & Retail Practice Leader Anthony Lupo and Arent Fox Partner Lynn R. Fiorentino discuss Prop 65, how companies can ensure they are in compliance with the California law, and the potential of the New York Consumer Right to Know Act.
An importer of Giorgio Armani apparel secured victory from the Court of International Trade (CIT) in its dispute with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) over whether the importer was required under the US customs laws to pay duties on advertising fees and trademark royalty fees as part of the va
Last month, Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Grace Meng (NY-6) introduced the Natural Cosmetics Act that would define the term “natural” as it relates to personal care products and give the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to enforce the new requirements.