Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:
On June 10, 2022, President Biden called on Congress to “crack down” on ocean carriers, stating that a primary contributor to rising shipping costs is the price increases indulged by nine ocean carriers that “control the trans-Pacific market” and have “raised their prices by as much as 1,000%.”
On June 14, 2022, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget approved a new EPA Form 3540-1, providing clarity for some of the data elements and the instruction section of the form. EPA will continue receiving submissions of the old form through Friday, June 17, 2022.
- On June 13, 2022, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection released their “Operational Guidance for Importers” with a focus on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. The guidance document reflects CBP’s interpretation of the UFLPA and other applicable laws and regulations enforced by CBP as of the date of publication of this guidance.
On June 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce continued to determine that the mandatory respondents, Riverside Plywood Corporation and Jiangsu Senmao Bamboo and Wood Industry Co., Ltd., and 66 other producers and/or exporters of multilayered wood flooring from China, received countervailable subsidies during the period of review January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
On June 16, 2022, the U.S. International Trade Commission gave notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on hot-rolled steel flat products and revocation of the countervailing duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonable time.
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