Share this page | Email | Contact Us

Special Report on

Commerce Prohibitions and Restrictions

commerce prohibitions and restrictions special research report Photo by
Just this week, wine retailers around the country received cease and desist letters from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) saying they can no longer ship wine to Texas consumers. The letter specifically told FedEx not to accept any wine retail packages to Texas. Wineries can still ship direct-to-consumer in the state of Texas. Good for Texas wine retailers? You bet. Good for wineries? Yes sir. Good for competition? Not a chance. Definitely not good for the Texas consumer. What government decided has put Texas wine retailers ahead of the online competition who most likely offers wine at lower prices. Her information ...
designed to enforce religious standards, particularly the observance of Sunday as a day of worship or rest, and a restriction on Sunday shopping . Most have been repealed, have been declared unconstitutional, or are simply unenforced, although prohibitions on the sale of alcoholic beverages , and occasionally almost all commerce, on Sundays are still enforced in many areas. Blue laws often prohibit an activity only during certain hours and there are usually exceptions to the prohibition of commerce, like grocery and drug stores. In some places blue laws may be enforced due to religious principles, but others are retained as a ...
Please Don't Feed Our Homeless, Many Cities Say
A quaint Dickensian imperative, known virtually to all, implores us to remember that charity begins at home. But a modern day trend, in evidence from coast to coast and in cities large and small, would have it end there, too, according to a newly-released report from the  National Coalition for the Homeless and the  National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty . From Myrtle Beach to San Diego, the report documents city after city compounding already hard times by placing legal restrictions not just on the rights of the homeless to ask for help but on the act of giving, as well. Following upon an initial report issued in 2007, ... market research, surveys and trends
Rep. Mike Honda: Justice Department Filing Judicious: Arizona Sees ...
I commend President Obama for his leadership in immigration. The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's anti-immigrant law, SB1070. The President is demonstrating his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, one of our top priorities. His challenge of SB1070 is preventing a patchwork of immigration-related state laws that could lead to rampant racial profiling throughout our country, but that does little to fix our broken immigration system. The frustration of communities at the state and local levels shows the urgent need to fix this outdated system that keeps backlogs ... market research, surveys and trends


Testimony on Domestic Costs of Sanctions on Foreign Commerce
Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, I am pleased to appear here today. My testimony is based on research that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has conducted at the Committee's request concerning the impact that sanctions on foreign commerce can have on the United States economy. Three principal findings have emerged from that research: Sanctions that restrict trade and foreign investment impose costs on the U.S. economy. Ultimately, those costs show up in the form of higher costs for U.S. consumers and businesses and lower national income. Although the immediate cost appears to be reduced output and ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Recent trends in tariff and nontariff barriers to trade in the ...
32 Down from 2.3 percent of imports (US$18 billion) in 1996, and 2.5 percent of im- ... States involve some import prohibitions, import licensing and quanti- ... maining quantitative restrictions on textiles and clothing are being phased ..... a value equivalent to the restriction imposed on U.S. commerce by the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The McDonald Decision and the Second Amendment
The court found, in a 5-4 vote, that local and state authorities could not effectively ban handgun ownership. The ruling prompted Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein to exclaim that she is "extremely dismayed" because as a result of the ruling "common sense state and local gun laws across the country now will be subject to federal lawsuits." While the ruling may make some progressives squirm, the decision handed down by the high court is not a clear-cut win for constitutionalists either, though it does, on balance, represent a victory for the right to keep and bear arms. Background Writing for the majority, Justice Samuel Alito ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Cuba travel bill takes flight
Congress could be on the verge of ending the U.S government's ban on travel by its citizens to Cuba. The passage of HR 4645 through the House of Representatives Agricultural Committee by a 25-20 vote on Thursday had supporters celebrating. By linking the repeal of the 50-year-old travel ban with the removal of obstacles to the sale of U.S. agricultural commodities, the bill's sponsors appear to have brought together the broad coalition needed to move past the die-hard anti-Cuba lobby. HR 4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, was introduced by Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


should contact the Commerce Prohibitions and Restrictions Group in the ..... Commerce Prohibitions and Restrictions. Level 3. ACS Link Road Office ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
prohibitions or restrictions do not arbitrarily discriminate against the commerce of the other Party. 5. Nationals and companies of either Party shall be ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Avalon Project - Report on the Privileges and Restrictions on the ...
The Secretary of State, to whom was referred by the House of Representatives, the report of a committee on the written message of the President of the United States, of the 14th of February, 1791, with instructions to report to Congress the nature and extent of the privileges and restrictions of the commercial intercourse of the United States with foreign nations, and the measures which he should think proper to be adopted for the improvement of the commerce and navigation of the same, has had the same under consideration, and thereupon makes the following Report: The countries with which the United States have their chief ...
Is it legal for USA Volleyball to require clubs who have earned a ...
USA Volleyball has instituted the "Stay to Play" policy for its national championship. They have contracted with THS a housing service to go into the location of the championship and contract with local hotels to provide the rooms for their participants. We are required to book our hotel rooms though THS even though we may not like the accomodations they have. USAV receives a kick back from each room night-($15) generating between $300,000 and $500,000 for USAV. The hotels are required to pay THS a commission rate of 10% for the rooms as well. We believe this is a violation of anti-trust laws as it "ties" one good (entry ...
July 1989 EPA rule commonly known as the Asbestos Ban and Phaseout ...
NOTE: Much of the original rule was vacated and remanded by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1991. Thus, the original 1989 EPA ban on the U.S. manufacture, importation, processing, or distribution in commerce of many asbestos-containing product categories was set aside and did not take effect. B. Federal Register, Nov. 5, 1993 (58 FR 58964), factual determinations: continuing restrictions on certain asbestos-containing products. In this FR notice, EPA stated its position regarding the status of its ban on various asbestos-containing product categories. The status is briefly summarized below: Products still banned - Six ...