EU Commission Amends Certain Provisions of the Union Customs Code

On July 30, 2018, the EU Commission published Regulation (EU) No  2018/1063 amending certain provisions and correcting administrative errors in the

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Senate Passes Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

On July 26, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 (MTB) with minor amendments. The bill now goes back to the House of

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WCO publishes 2018 edition of SAFE Framework of Standards

On July 26, 2018, the World Customs Organization (WCO) published the 2018 edition of the SAFE Framework of Standards, following the June adoption by the

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Commerce Releases FAQ on Product Exclusions for Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

On July 24, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on product exclusions for Section 232 steel and

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CBP Releases Section 301 Trade Remedies FAQ

On July 24, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Section 301 trade remedies.

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Canadian Government Publishes Process for Remission of Surtaxes on Goods from the U.S.

On July 11, 2018, the Canadian Department of Finance published the process for requesting remission or refunds of surtaxes on products of U.S. origin.

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The Next Customs Broker Exam is October 24, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has posted a notice to its website, announcing the October 2018 Customs Broker License Examination. CBP states

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Canada Implements Change to Earliest Time Frames for Release of Imported Goods

On July 5, 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced an upcoming change to the earliest time in which imported goods may be released.

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EU Imposes Tariff Rate Quota on Steel Products

On July 18, 2018, the European Commission issued a press release announcing new safeguard measures on steel imports, in response to recently instated

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FDA Launches Export Listing Module for Processing FDA Regulated Establishment Requests

On July 9, 2018, U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched the Export Listing Module (ELM) to receive and process requests from company that wish to be

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WCO Publishes Global Standards on e-Commerce

On July 10, 2018, the World Customs Organization (WCO) published the Framework of Standards on Cross-Border e-Commerce, along with a resolution for the

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Australian Government Issues Seasonal Measures for BMSB

On July 10, 2018, the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources issued their seasonal measures on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB).

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Israeli Customs Releases New Optional Method to Provide an Invoice Declaration

Israeli Customs has released an alternative method of issuing a declaration of origin newly titled “Invoice Declaration.”

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APHIS Proposes a De Minimis Exception for the Lacey Act Implementation Plan

On July 9, 2018, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed an exception to the

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USTR Releases Statement with Proposed Supplemental Section 301 Action

On July 10, 2018, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a statement on proposed action of an additional 10% duty on products of

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CBP Releases Information on Identifying Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Third Country Case Numbers in ACE

On July 5, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published guidelines for identifying third country antidumping and countervailing duty

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WCO PSCG Discusses Emerging/Enabling Technologies

On June 27, 2018, the Private Sector Consultative Group (PSCG) met with the World Customs Organization (WCO) Policy Commission Members to discuss

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USTR Releases Product Exclusion Process for Chinese Products Subject to Section 301 Tariffs

On July 6, 2018, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the process to obtain product exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs on

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ITC and WCO Release Rules of Origin Facilitator Tool

On June 28, 2018, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) released the Rules of Origin Facilitator tool to enable

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CBP Releases Guidance on Section 301 Trade Remedies

On July 3, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued updated guidance on the Section 301 Trade Remedies in Cargo Systems Messaging Service

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CBP Issues Guidance on the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017

On June 27, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 (CBMA) in

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