Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • In relation to the Section 301 China Product Exclusions Extension, CBP provided guidance on the 14-day transition period extending 429 product-specific exclusions (352 previously reinstated exclusions and 77 COVID-related) through June 14, 2024, and extending certain exclusions through May 31, 2025. 
  • Norfolk CBP seized 305 window air conditioners for bearing counterfeit Energy Star certification marks. 
  • Louisville CBP seized three shipments containing 2,387 pieces of counterfeit jewelry. If genuine, the jewelry would have had a combined Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of over $10.08 million. 
  • CBP posted an updated version of the Drawback/TFTEA Drawback Entry Summary Create/Resubmission CATAIR. This version has a new class code for Superfund. 
  • On July 25, 2024, CBP will deploy an update to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) that requires the submission of the Reference Identifier Qualifier Estimated Date of Arrival (EDA) in the SE20 record for all de-minimis shipments filed as an entry type 86 submission.  
  • CBP’s Baltimore Field Office announces […]
By |2024-07-12T13:25:09-04:00July 12, 2024|Snapshot|0 Comments

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

 Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • ICYMI: CBP announces new broker continuing education accreditors, five entities who will help CBP develop and implement accreditation standards for the agency’s new Customs Broker Continuing Education (CE) program. 
  • CBP published a Federal Register notice to advise the import industry about the quarterly IRS interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. 
  • CBP said it is planning to advance work this fall on a new system that will ultimately replace the Automated Commercial Environment. The agency anticipates beginning software development work on ACE 2.0 capabilities in the fiscal year 2026 timeframe providing funding is available.  
  • CBP announces implementation of recent USDA rule change allowing individuals to travel with certain fruits and vegetables (peppers and tomatoes for personal use). 

United States Trade Representative (USTR) 

  • USTR released the second Report on the Operation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with Respect to Trade in Automotive Goods 
    • The report found […]
By |2024-07-05T15:02:33-04:00July 5, 2024|Snapshot|0 Comments

ICYMI: Supreme Court Overturns Landmark Chevron Case

In a major ruling, the Supreme Court overturned their decision in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council that gave federal agencies great leeway in interpretation of laws. Instead of deferring to agencies, judges may now substitute their own interpretation of the law, making it easier to overturn agency regulations across the federal government.

What is Chevron Deference

In 1984, the Supreme Court decided Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council – the case involved the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) interpretation of the Clean Air Act. The Court ruled that since the law was ambiguous, the EPA (and other federal agencies) should have leeway to interpret the statute. Further, Chevron said that and that courts should uphold the agency’s interpretation, even if the agency’s reading differs from what the court believes is the best statutory interpretation, as long as it is reasonable.

This principle became known as “Chevron deference” and came to be one of the most consequential decisions in Administrative Law. In the 40 years since Chevron, federal courts have cited the decision more than 18,000 times.

The Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Chevron

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court threw out the “Chevron deference” principle, calling it inconsistent with the Administrative Procedure Act – the federal law that governs the procedures federal agencies must follow and how courts are to review actions by the agencies. The decision stated that it is the responsibility of the courts to decide what the laws mean, not the agencies, and that Congress expects courts to handle […]

By |2024-07-02T09:05:50-04:00July 2, 2024|news|0 Comments

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP releases May operational update. Highlights: 
    • Processed more than 2.9 million entry summaries valued at more than $284.8 billion  
    • Identified estimated duties of nearly $6.7 billion to be collected by the U.S. government 
    • Stopped 450 shipments for further examination based on the suspected use of forced labor 
    • Seized 1,640 shipments that contained counterfeit goods valued at more than $331 million. 
  • CBP adopted proposed amendments to regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise that violate or are suspected of violating the copyright laws, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The amendments: 
    • Clarify the definition of “piratical articles”  
    • Simplify the detention process involving goods suspected of violating the copyright laws 
    • Prescribe new regulations enforcing the DMCA 
  • CBP officers in Chicago seized 53,700 electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) for violating FDA regulations.  
By |2024-06-28T12:20:01-04:00June 28, 2024|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • In a final determination under the Enforce and Protect Act CBP has determined that there is substantial evidence that an importer evaded the antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from China by transshipping such goods through Turkey. 
  • CBP seized 1,500 toys that violated federal safety requirements. 
  • CBP hosted host a Virtual Career Expo highlighting law enforcement and mission support opportunities across the nation.  
  • Users in the trade community with the carrier role in ACE now have access to the Late In-Transit Warning report. The purpose of this report is to identify those in-bond shipments that are currently within the five-day “late in-transit warning” period.  

 Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 

  • BIS has imposed a three-year denial order against USGoBuy LLC of Portland, Oregon, prohibiting USGoBuy from participating in all exports under BIS jurisdiction from the United States for violations of the EAR and failure to address its past compliance failures.  
  • BIS imposed a civil penalty of $285,000 against […]
By |2024-06-21T15:10:21-04:00June 21, 2024|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • The next Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) quarterly public meeting will take place Wednesday, June 26, 2024, in Long Beach, CA from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.  
  • Beginning July 1, Laredo CBP will begin enforcing penalties for any discrepancies in manifests.  
  • CBP announces Chris Leon as the new Area Port Director for San Luis Port, Arizona. 

Department of Commerce  

  • Commerce announces the latest speaker lineup for 10th SelectUSA Investment Summit. 

Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 

  • BIS announced several significant additional export control restrictions and related actions against Russia to further degrade its ability to continue waging war against Ukraine.  

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 

  • DHS adds PRC-based seafood, aluminum, and footwear entities to Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Enforcement List. 

United States Trade Representative (USTR) 

  • USTR concludes public engagement to advance supply chain resilience in trade policy initiatives. USTR will now synthesize public […]
By |2024-06-14T15:19:07-04:00June 14, 2024|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP announced a new process that will allow individuals to access business confidential information in Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) administrative proceedings. 
    • The process includes an Administrative Protective Order (APO) application where eligible parties may apply for access in cases where they are subject to the investigation.  
  • CBP hosted a Change of Command Ceremony to formally instate Africa R. Bell as Port Director for the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport (LA/LB). Congratulations to Africa!  
  • Counterfeit championship rings worth over $1.3 million seized by Cincinnati CBP. 
  • On June 1, 2024, CBP will retire the link to the Manufacturer ID (MID) tool in the legacy ACE Portal’s References tab. 
  • REMINDER: ACE portal modernization – broker point of contact designation requirements. Brokers must designate brokers must designate a record-keeping point of contact and outside of business hours point of contact.  

Department of Commerce  

  • Commerce is conducting a new shipper review […]
By |2024-05-31T12:59:56-04:00May 31, 2024|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

 Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • Upcoming trade outreach webinars: 
    • Explosives, Pyrotechnics, and Combustibles of Chapter 36 – Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. EDT 
    • Note 2(b) to Section XVI – Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. EDT 
    • What is Builders’ Joinery and Carpentry of Wood (Heading 4418) – Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. EDT 
    • Heading 8472 – Other Office Machines – Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. EDT 
    • Raising Your Knowledge of Jacks and Lifts – Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. EDT 
  • CBP Office of Trade National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. ET titled “Importing with Cost Certainty for Small Businesses.” The webinar will provide the NCSD’s role in the trade facilitation of small businesses importing goods into the U.S., leveraging the many benefits of CBP’s legally binding rulings program; followed by a demo of the eRulings process for requesting the Tariff classification of imported goods in advance. Register
By |2024-05-24T12:33:03-04:00May 24, 2024|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Administration 

  • White House announces further Section 301 tariff hikes on Chinese goods. Impacted sectors include: steel and aluminum, semiconductors, electric vehicles, batteries, critical minerals, solar cells, ship-to-shore cranes, and medical products. 
  • The Administration announced several new solar panel related policies including the removal of the bifacial module exclusion under Section 201. 

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP issues April monthly update. Highlights: 
    • Stopped 392 shipments valued at more than $184 million for further examination based on the suspected use of forced labor. 
    • Identified duties of nearly $6.4 billion to be collected. 
    • Seized 1,736 shipments that contained counterfeit goods valued at more than $235 million. 
  • CBP has created several resources for small businesses engaging in imports and exports. These include videos and slick sheets with access to relevant information.  
  • CBP issued guidance on importer obligations in completing origin documents.  
By |2024-05-17T09:29:53-04:00May 17, 2024|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 

  • CBP issued guidance regarding an Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Section 301 China Conforming Amendment.
    • The guidance focuses on one previously reinstated Section 301 exclusion, replacing HTSUS classification 2929.90.5090 with HTSUS classification 2929.90.5095, effective Jan. 1, 2024.
  • Details regarding this CBP guidance are available here.
  • CBP issues important reminder on the importation of flowers and other greenery ahead of Mother’s Day.
  • EAPA case update: Case 7853: Just About Foods LLC – Notice of initiation of investigation and interim measures.

Department of Commerce

  • Commerce has revoked some licenses that allowed companies including Intel and Qualcomm to ship chips to Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei. 

U.S. Department of Treasury

  • Treasury imposes nearly 300 new sanctions to evade Russia’s military-industrial base.

U.S. State Department

  • The State Department issued a proposed rule to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) that would include a license exemption to support defense trade between the U.S. and two of its closest allies—Australia and […]
By |2024-05-10T14:12:11-04:00May 10, 2024|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot
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