France Introduces Postponed Import VAT Accounting

Beginning January 1, 2022, all French value added tax (VAT) registered entities will be able to account for import VAT on their periodic VAT return.

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US and Turkey Announce Agreement on Digital Services Taxes

On November 22, 2021, in a press release, the United States (US) Department of the Treasury, together with Turkey, announced an agreement on the treatment

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EPA Issues Significant New Use Rules Under TSCA for 5 Chemicals

On November 15, 2021, in a Federal Register Notice (FRN), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued significant new use rules (SNURs) under the

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CBP and CBSA Issue Emergency Protocols for British Columbia Flood Situation

On November 22, 2021, in Cargo Messaging Service (CSMS) #50162293, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced emergency protocols issued jointly

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US and Japan Establish Commercial and Industrial Partnership

On November 15, 2021, in a joint press release, US Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry

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BIS Issues Cybersecurity Export Control Rule FAQs

On November 12, 2021, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the new export

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CBP Updates Hoshine Silicon Industry WRO FAQs

On November 10, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. Ltd

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CBP Announces American Innovation and Manufacturing Act Webinar

On November 15, 2021, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #50090573, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a webinar at 2:00 pm ET on

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US and China Join WTO Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions

On November 4, 2021, in a press release, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced that the US and China joined the Trade and Environmental

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USTR Announces 6 Month Extension for Certain Section 301 Exclusions, Expires Others

On November 10, 2021, in a notice, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced a six-month extension for 81 of the 99 exclusions for

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BIS Proposes Clarifications and Expanded Restrictions on License Exceptions

On October 22, 2021, in a proposed rule, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposed changes to the Export Administration

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CBP Issues Withhold Release Order against Certain Malaysian Disposable Gloves

On November 4, 2021, in a press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) against “disposable gloves

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FDA ACE Support Phone Service To Be Discontinued January 2022

On November 2, 2021, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #49963220, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that due to the low volume of

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Commerce Announces Tariff-Rate Quotas on European Steel and Aluminum under Section 232

On October 31, 2021, in a statement, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the existing 25% Section 232 tariffs on steel products and 10% tariffs

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Ethiopia, Guinea, and Mali to Lose AGOA Eligibility

On November 2, 2021, President Joe Biden announced the termination of eligibility under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for Ethiopia,

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