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. 
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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)

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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)  

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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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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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