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 […]
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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 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 […]
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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)  

  • 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
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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.  
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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 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 […]
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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 launched a new webpage to keep the customs broker industry informed about the agency’s Continuing Education for Licensed Customs Brokers Final Rule.   
  • CBP announces additional features now available in modernized ACE portal: 
    • Account owners can edit contact information 
    • Automatic removal of employees as licensed brokers 
    • Automatic checks for duplicate HTS numbers 
  • CBP along with CPSC compliance investigators seized 96 baby walkers, 216 autism balance chairs, 492 baby changing tables, 196 baby/kids step stools, and 1,296 alphabet mystery box toys for failing to comply with U.S. child safety standards.  
  • CBP announced that the Poker Creek Port of Entry in Anchorage, Alaska will re-open for the summer 2024 season. The port of entry is scheduled to open on May 17, 2024, and will close on September 15, 2024. 
  • 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 provides guidance on reporting indicators of compromise related to cyberattacks 
    • The guidance encourages industry to report indicators of compromise to CBP so that the agency can limit the impact of a cyber-attack and more quickly reconnect CBP systems access for impacted parties. 
  • CBP & Canon USA announce partnership against counterfeit products 
    • Under the partnership, Canon will donate 328 verification tools to CBP cargo and mail facilities to aid in authenticating a variety of Canon merchandise.  
  • At the port of Rochester, N.Y., CBP officers found several shipments that contained multiple “designer” clothing, shoes, handbags and watches, as well as Airpods and NBA branded rookie cards.  
    • All the items were determined to be not authentic and were seized. Had these items been genuine, the total MSRP value would be approximately $408,805 dollars. 
  • CBP officers seize counterfeit designer watches worth over $50,000. 
  • CBP sets […]
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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 March 2024 monthly update. Highlights: 
    • Processed more than 2.8 million entry summaries 
    • Identified estimated duties of nearly $6.2 billion to be collected by the U.S. government 
    • Stopped 749 shipments for further examination based on the suspected use of forced labor 
    • Seized 1,633 shipments that contained counterfeit goods 
  • CBP’s National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) has announced its webinar series lineup for May. View full list here. 
  • CBP published an update This is an update to their April 1 publication on vague cargo descriptions.  published on April 1, 2024.  
    • This nationwide cargo messaging will be sent in the SO20 record (position 8-57) with a Reference Identifier Qualifier “CMT” within the ACE Cargo Release Status Notification message.
  • EAPA Update: EAPA Case 7818: AMVC-Midwest LLC aka Midwest Livestock Systems, LLC (Notice of Determination as to Evasion). 

Department of Commerce (DOC)

By |2024-04-19T16:09:24-04:00April 19, 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)  

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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 
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