U.S. President Issues Proclamations Expanding Exclusions for Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Duties

On August 29, 2018, President Trump issued proclamations on the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, expanding the range of the exclusions that may

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CBP Reminds Trade of Deadline for GSP Retroactive Duty Refund Requests

On August 30, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminded the Trade of the September 19, 2018, deadline for filing retroactive Generalized

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Singapore Customs to Require Businesses to Use CorpPass for Transactions

Beginning on September 1, 2018, the Singapore Corporate Access (CorpPass) will be the only mode to log in to Singapore Customs’ e-Services.

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UK Government Prepares for a ‘No Deal’ Scenario to Brexit

The United Kingdom (UK) government’s Department for Exiting the European Union (DEEU) announced preparations for a ‘no deal’ scenario where the UK

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U.S. and Mexico Reach a Preliminary Agreement to NAFTA

On August 27, 2018, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S. and Mexico reached a preliminary agreement on updates to

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Changing Trade Environment Generates Interest at CBP Trade Symposium

On August 14 & 15, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted their Trade Symposium in Atlanta. The Trade Symposium focused on diverse topics

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FDA Issues Supplemental Draft Guidance for Industry on Facility Registration

On August 20, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a supplemental draft guidance for the industry regarding food facility

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CBP Publishes Responsible Business Practices on Forced Labor Risk in the Global Supply Chain

On August 17, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published guidelines in a document titled, “Responsible Business Practices on Forced Labor

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WCO Releases 2018 Edition of the WCO AEO Compendium

The World Customs Organization (WCO) recently released the 2018 Edition of the WCO Compendium of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Programs, based on

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AMS Increases Cotton Fee in October

On August 17, 2018, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) amended the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations, increasing the cotton fee assessed on

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USTR Removes Exemptions of Certain U.S. Goods Returned for Section 301 Tariffs

On August 16, 2018, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) removed exemptions on U.S. goods returned after alteration, repair, assembly, or

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CBP Issues Guidance for Electronic In-Bond Business Processing

On August 8, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on the electronic processing of in-bonds in a document entitled “Automated

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DAWR Releases Updated Brown Marmorated Stink Bug 2018-2019 Season / Final Measures

On August 9, 2018, the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) released an update to the final Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

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China Imposes Additional Tariffs on U.S. Goods in Response to U.S. Section 301 Tariffs

On August 8, 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Finance announced additional tariffs on goods of U.S. origin in Taxation Committee Announcement [2018] No. 7.

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U.S. President Imposes Additional Duties on Imports of Turkish Steel

On August 10, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump increased the Section 232 duty rate on steel articles that originate from the Republic of Turkey to 50%.

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China Announces Decision to Impose Additional Tariffs on Goods of U.S. Origin

On August 3, 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Finance announced additional tariffs on goods of U.S. origin worth approximately $60 Billion in US dollars.  Read More

U.S. President Re-Imposes Certain Iran Sanctions and OFAC Updates FAQs

On August 6, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump re-imposed certain sanctions on Iran in an Executive Order (EO), “Reimposing Certain Sanctions With

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China Implements Changes to Customs Declaration Forms and Filing Rules

On August 1, 2018, the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) implemented two previously announced changes to the import and export customs

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USTR Finalizes Second List of Tariffs on Goods of Chinese Origin

On August 7, 2018, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a finalized list of the second set of tariffs that was proposed under

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CBP Announces Changes to MPF for Fiscal Year 2019

On August 1, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #18-000465 changes to various fees,

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President Directs USTR to Consider 25% Duty for Additional $200 Billion in Section 301 Trade Remedy Action

According to a statement made on August 1, 2018, by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, the President directed the USTR to

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CBP Releases Proposed Regulation Changes to Drawback

On August 2, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released the proposed regulation changes to drawback as required by the Trade Facilitation

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CBP Releases Proposed Updates to Minimum Security Criteria for CTPAT

On July 25, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released proposed updates to the Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) for the Customs-Trade

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