Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
- The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that CBP violated a pencil importer’s right to due process by refusing to share the statistical and photographic evidence the agency used to determine that its pencils were dodging tariffs on Chinese products.
- CBP announces decision on hours at six ports of entry following temporary expansion
- During the temporary expansion, the ports of entry at Porthill, Idaho, and Maida, Northgate, and Sherwood, North Dakota, each expanded operations by two hours. The Laurier, Washington, Port of Entry expanded operations by two hours, and the Port of Del Bonita, Montana, expanded from operating five to seven days a week. CBP has decided to maintain the expanded hours at the Sherwood, Porthill and Del Bonita ports of entry. The hours at the Maida, Northgate and Laurier ports of entry will return to the hours in use before the temporary expansion.
- CBP cautions consumers, merchants about unsafe school supplies after a seizure of school supplies in San Juan, P.R., recently that violated federal law regulating misbranded hazardous substances or banned hazardous substances.