Changes to GSP Modify List of Goods Eligible for Duty-Free Treatment

On October 30, 2018, Presidential Proclamation 9813 was published in the Federal Register regarding changes to the Generalized System of Preferences

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BIS Requests Public Comments on Amending Export Regulations for Electronic Waste

On October 23, 2018, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced in a Federal Register Notice (FRN) that it is seeking

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UK Issues Guidance on Preparedness for the Exit from the EU

 

Last week, the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) issued two documents regarding preparedness in the event of an exit from the European Union (EU)

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Trump Administration Announces Intent to Negotiate Trade Agreements with Japan, EU, and UK

On October 17, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced to Congress the President’s intent to negotiate with Japan, the European Union (EU),

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SAFE Working Group Sets Forth Agenda for 2021 Cycle

On October 17, 2018 through October 19, 2018, the SAFE Working Group (SWG) met at the World Customs Organization (WCO) to discuss and develop solutions

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U.S. Treasury Releases Report on Major Trading Partners

 

On October 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) delivered the semiannual Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of

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UK Publishes Guidance on Sanctions Policy If There is No Brexit Deal

On October 12, 2018, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom (UK) published a guidance document on its sanctions policy as part of its

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CBP Opens 2018 ACE Customer Satisfaction Survey

On October 18, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Cargo System Messaging Service (CSMS) the opening of the 2018 Automated

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CBP Releases Trade Strategy 2020

On October 11, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released their Trade Strategy 2020, building on the tools and authorities in the Trade

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China’s Government Announces Reducing Import Tariffs for Certain Import Goods

On September 30, 2018, the China State Council Tariff Commission published Notice No. 9, reducing import tariffs on 1585 HS headings of imported goods

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China’s Government Published a Notice on Increasing Export VAT Refund Rates

On September 5, 2018, China Ministry of Finance (MOF) and State Administration of Taxation (SAT) jointly announced Notice No. 93 of 2018, the measure on

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CBP Implements MTB

On October 12, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the implementation of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 (MTB) in Cargo Systems

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Treasury Releases Interim Regulations for FIRRMA Pilot Program

On October 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued temporary regulations as part of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of

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Canada Implements Steel Safeguards

On October 11, 2018, Canada announced provisional safeguards for certain steel goods that are listed in item 82 on the Import Control List (ICL). The

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Trade Advisory Committee Embraces Regulatory Reform at D.C. Meeting

On October 3, 2018, the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) met in Washington D.C. to present recommendations to U.S. Customs and

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WTO Panel Highlights Potential of e-Commerce as Driver for Growth and Inclusion

On October 4, 2018, the World Trade Organization held a high-level panel highlighting the potential of e-commerce as a driver for the growth and

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

On September 26, 2018, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a joint statement on the September 25, 2018, trilateral meeting between

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­Costa Rica Publishes Guidelines on Free Trade Agreement Between Costa Rica and China

On September 6, 2018, the Costa Rican General Director of Customs and the General Director of Foreign Trade and Application of Commercial Agreements

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CBP Issues Advance Procedures and Requirements for Implementing the CBMA

On October 3, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued advance procedures and requirements for implementing the Craft Beverage

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CBP Commissioner Outlines U.S.–Canada Trade Relations and Priorities

On October 1, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan outlined the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s)

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CBP Publishes Updated MPF and Preferential Trade Program Table

On October 1, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection published an updated Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) and Preferential Trade Program table.

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CBP Considers New CTPAT Benefits

On September 19, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a list of proposed benefits for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against

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Canada Joins US and Mexico in New U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

On September 30, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Robert Lighthizer, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, issued a joint

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