Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:


  • In Fiscal Year 2021, CBP at the LA/Long Beach Seaport seized More Than $760 Million in Counterfeit and Prohibited Products, a 652% increase over the previous year.
  • CBP issues guidance regarding the extension of product exclusions from additional Section 301 China duties on certain medical-care products to address COVID-19.
  • With changes to the HTSUS classification systems possibly coming as early as January 1, 2021, U.S. importers should review their classifications and ensure compliance with U.S. regulations



Commerce Department


Export Controls/Sanctions

DST and Section 301 Investigations

USTR/Trade Policy

  • On November 17, 2021, the United States and Japan announced the formation of the “U.S.-Japan Partnership on Trade” to deepen cooperation between the two countries and reaffirm their alliance through regular engagement on trade-related matters.
  • United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo published an op-ed touting the agreement reached with the European Union that preserves the long-term viability of our steel and aluminum industries by tackling global excess capacity and creates a framework for reducing the carbon intensity of those sectors.

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