Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

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Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • Operational update for Port of Baltimore: CBP said ocean carriers originally planning to unload at the Port of Baltimore must proceed to another U.S. port in the aftermath of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse on March 26. 
  • CBP published a federal register notice that makes changes to the Global Entry and SENTRI programs. Highlights: 
    • The Global Entry fee will be increased from $100 to $120 
    • The total SENTRI fee will be decreased from $122.25 to $120. 
    • Fee exemption for certain minors 
  • At the Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit, CBP provided attendees with a handout which asks importers and customs brokers: “Do You know Your Supply Chain?” 
  • CBP published an updated version of the ACE Entry Summary Business Rules and Process Document, Version 12.0. The publication includes updates on: 
    • Entry summary 
    • Blanket declarations 
By |2024-04-05T11:25:38-04:00April 5, 2024|Snapshot|0 Comments

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Foremost, our hearts are with those affected by the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore. This sobering event serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility inherent in our robust trade and transportation systems. In these trying times, we are deeply grateful for the unsung heroes who tirelessly work behind the scenes, ensuring the continuity of global trade. 

 Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP released the February 2024 monthly operational update. Highlights: 
    • Processed more than 2.6 million entry summaries 
    • Identified $6.5 billion to be collected  
    • Stopped 540 shipments for further examination based on suspected use of forced labor 
    • Issued 6,622 emergency action notifications for restricted and prohibited plant and animal products entering the United States  
  • CBP announced a partnership with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand the focus of the Global Business Identifier (GBI) Test. 
    • The expanded test will explore how identifiers could be leveraged to enable coordination and harmonized decision making across the U.S. government. 
  • Officers in Cincinnati recently seized […]
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Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP issued cybersecurity incident procedures guidelines for brokers. 
    • The guidance explains the process and roles and responsibilities of CBP and the brokerage community on how to facilitate the importation, entry, and entry summary process, in the event of a cybersecurity incident affecting a broker.  
  • CBP easter egg advisory: CBP reminds the traveling public that cascarones (confetti-filled eggshells) are restricted to quantities of 12 per passenger. 
    • Cascarones are a restricted commodity by CBP in order to prevent further spread of Newcastle Disease and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) through contaminated eggshells.  
  • CBP seized 280 toddler travel beds and baby playpens for Consumer Product Safety Act violations.  The China-based shipment was appraised at a domestic value of about $11,000.  
  • CBP extended import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Honduras.  
  • CBP released a final rule shifting the […]
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Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP adopted final rules implementing procedures to investigate claims of antidupint and countervailing.
    • This rule makes final interim amendments to regulations that were published in 2016.
    • The rules provide guidance on initiation of investigations, investigation procedures, and administravie review of determinations.
  • CBP launches new EAPA and E-Allegation dashboards for enhanced visibility into trade violations and enforcement efforts. 
    • Members of the public and trade community can use the new dashboards to explore updated data and global trends on the trade violations that CBP receives, including information on the possible countries of origin and the volume and types of trade violation allegations CBP processes through the Trade Violations Reporting Tool.  
    • The agency launched two statistics dashboards focusing on the Enforce and Protect Act and e-Allegations programs.  
  • Officers at the Port of Louisville seized a de minimis shipment containing 35 counterfeit designer watches. The items were deemed to be inauthentic by CBP’s Centers of Excellence and Expertise, and if genuine, would have had a combined Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail […]
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Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

 Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP issues a new guide for the public on how the agency sets bond amounts.  
    • The report outlines CBP’s legal authorities, responsibilities, and its procedures on bond transmission, record retention, bond amounts, and bond types. 
  • Jiaxing Hoshine, a silica manufacturer,  filed a lawsuit against CBP alleging that the agency violated the Administrative Procedure Act by imposing a withhold release order (WRO) without disclosing evidence and providing adequate explanation for its action.  
  • CBP officers at the Massena Port of Entry discovered 3D printed gun parts on a traveler making entry back into the United States. 
  • CBP and the Census Bureau announced that the Forwarding Agent party record name will be changed to Authorized Agent in AESDirect. 
  • CBP published a new digital article: “The Quiet Enforcers: Behind the Scenes with CBP’s Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Division.” 

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 

  • The FDA announced the availability of a
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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 January 2024 monthly update. Highlights: 
    • Processed more than 2.7 million entry summaries valued at more than $267 billion 
    • Identified estimated duties of nearly $7 billion 
    • Stopped 424 shipments valued at more than $236 million for further examination based on the suspected use of forced labor 
  • CBP expands and modifies the Global Business Identifier Evaluative Proof of Concept (GBI EPoC) 
    • CBP extended the test through February 23, 2027, expanded the scope of the test, and expanded entries of merchandise to include any HTSUS subheading and any country of origin. 
  • CBP has opened its Request for Proposals for entities seeking to become a recognized accreditor for compliance with the agency’s Continuing Education for Licensed Customs Brokers requirement. 
  • The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in Charleston, SC. 
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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 & HSI repatriate precious cultural artifact to Mexico. The item in question was a clay pot crafted between 900 and 1521 A.D. in Northern Mexico. 
  • CBP officers at the Buffalo port of entry, Lewiston warehouse, seized wireless earphones for bearing counterfeit trademarks. Had the items been authentic, the MSRP value would be approximately $15,350.
  • CBP officers in International Falls, Minnesota seized 1,363 counterfeit phone cases and 2,956 counterfeit home chargers with an estimated MSRP of more than $2,645,000 if the goods had been genuine. 
  • Officers in the San Juan Field Office intercepted and seized three shipments containing counterfeit luxury brand merchandise, including jewelry and sunglasses, with a combined MSRP of over $1.2 million, had the merchandise been genuine.
  • Annual quota opening February 7, 2024: QB 24-507 2024 Solar Cells and Modules – Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (CSPV) Solar Cells
    • February 7, 2024, to February 6, 2025 – 5,000,000,000 watts (5.0 GW)

Department of Commerce

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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 December 2023 monthly update. Highlights: 
    • Stopped 450 shipments valued at more than $187 million for further examination based on the suspected use of forced labor. 
    • Seized 1,291 shipments that contained counterfeit goods valued at more than $86 million if the items had been genuine.  
    • Identified estimated duties of nearly $6.3 billion to be collected by the U.S. government. 
  • CBP seizes $700K worth of counterfeit luxury jewelry in one consignment sent to Puerto Rico. 
  • CBP officers at the Port of Louisville seized two shipments containing a total of 3,301 pieces of counterfeit designer rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. If genuine, would have had a combined MSRP of over $9.58 million. 
  • CBP is increasing its recruitment incentives to as much as $30,000 for newly appointed U.S. Border Patrol agent applicants who enter duty on or after Jan. 8, and meet the requirements for the incentives. 
  • CBP […]
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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 held a Virtual Career Expo on Jan. 24. The expo highlighted law enforcement and mission support opportunities throughout CBP.  
  • CBP is modifying the timing of the automatic release messages for non-express air cargo filed as an Entry Type 86; effective January 27.  
    • The update will help ensure that CBP has sufficient time to review entries and notify filers of holds. 
  • CBP announced an updated “ACE Tips for Filing EPA Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)” is now available and provides clarification for an HFC filing. 
  • EAPA case update: CBP has determined there is substantial evidence that importer Suzhou Quality Import and Export Co. entered covered merchandise for consumption into the customs territory of the United States through evasion. Specifically, Suzhou Quality imported into the United States Chinese-origin aluminum extrusions but not did not enter these extrusions as subject to the AD/CVD orders.  

Department of Commerce 

  • New AD and CVD petition filed on paper plates from China, Vietnam and Thailand 
By |2024-01-29T13:29:18-05:00January 29, 2024|Snapshot|Comments Off on Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot
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