Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
- CBP adopted its final rule requiring continuing education for individual customs broker license holders (individual brokers) and the framework for administering this requirement.
- CBP Releases May 2023 monthly operational update.
- CBP announced the launch of a new mobile application to enable travelers potentially eligible to enter under the Visa Waiver Program to submit ESTA applications easily and quickly from their smartphones, mobile devices or tablets.
- CBP seeking participants for the Global Business Identifier Initiative.
- Quota bulletin: third quarter tariff rate quota (TRQ) for steel articles of Japan or the United Kingdom.
- Quota Bulletin: third quarter tariff rate quota (TRQ) for steel mill articles of European Union (EU) member countries.
U.S. International Trade Commission
- The U.S. International Trade Commission is expected to publish the latest 484(f) changes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) on July 1.
Department of Commerce
- Biden-Harris Administration announces $575 million for coastal and great lakes climate resilience through Investing in America Agenda.
- Carton-closing staples from China: Final results of sunset review and revocation of Order.
- Preliminary results of antidumping duty administrative review: Carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from the Republic of Korea.
- Preliminary results of antidumping duty administrative review: Large diameter welded pipe from Greece.
- Rescission of countervailing duty administrative review: Sulfanilic acid from India.
- Amended preliminary determination of less-than-fair-value investigation: Paper file folders from the socialist republic of Vietnam.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- The Biden-Harris Administration announced the inaugural “From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agriculture Professionals Program.”
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
- Settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and Swedbank AS (Latvia).
- Sanctions list updates:
Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)
- Alex M. Chintella named Administrative Law Judge of the FMC.
- Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the De Minimis Reciprocity Act of 2023 to stop China and other countries from “abusing U.S. trade laws that allow small dollar imports into the U.S. duty free.”