USTR Implements Contingency Plan for Government Shutdown

According to a statement published on January 14, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) implemented its “lapse in appropriations

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EU, Japan, and U.S. Make Joint Statement on the Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers

On January 9, 2019, the Trade Ministers for the European Union (EU), Japan, and U.S. released a joint statement on trilateral meeting held in

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USTR Releases Statement on U.S.-China Trade Talks

On January 9, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a statement on the U.S. trade delegation’s meeting in Beijing, China.

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Singapore Customs Begins Charges for NTP Accounts in January

Beginning on January 1, 2019, Singapore customs began charging for Networked Trade Platform (NTP) accounts and Value-Added Service (VAS) providers and

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President Trump Issues Proclamation Modifying Several Free Trade Agreements

On December 21, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation modifying the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and other

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EU to Impose Definitive Safeguard Measures on Imports of Certain Steel Products

The European Union (EU) Commission issued a press release on January 4, 2019, making known that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been notified of

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USDA Updates Available Functions During Government Shutdown

On December 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the functions available during the lapse in funding caused by the partial

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CBP Releases Final Draft of CBP Form 5106

On December 26, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released the final draft of the revised CBP form 5106, the Create/Update Importer

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CBP Issues Instructions on Section 301 Product Exclusions During Government Shutdown

On December 31, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced they would not implement the updates to the Automated Commercial Environment

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CBP to Make Section 201, 232, and 301 Reports Available to Importers/Brokers Through ACE

On December 21, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #18-000753 that they will soon make

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CBP Requires Advance Electronic Data for Postal Shipments

On December 31, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced they would require Advance Electronic Data (AED) on all international mail

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USTR Announces Section 301 Product Exclusions

On December 28, 2018, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced in a Federal Register Notice (FRN) the addition of Section 301

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CBP to Hold Public Meeting for 21st Century Framework

On December 21, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they plan to hold a public meeting on Friday, March 1, 2019, to discuss

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CBP Releases List of Federal Holidays for Calendar Year 2019

On December 17, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a list of Federal holidays for calendar year 2019 in Cargo Systems Messaging

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Mexico Updates the General Rules of Foreign Trade

On November 30, 2018, the Mexican Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) published the Third Resolution of Modifications to the General Rules

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