US Signs United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

On November 30, 2018, the United States, Canada, and Mexico signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Argentina.

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EU and UK Reach Draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

On November 25, 2018, the Government of United Kingdom and the Heads of the remaining European Union Member States reached agreement on the terms of a

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CBP Publishes Reminder on Resources for TFTEA Drawback

On November 27, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a reminder about the resources available for the Trade Facilitation and Trade

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COAC to Hold Quarterly Meeting in December

On November 16, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in a Federal Register Notice that the Commercial Customs Advisory Committee

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WCO Releases Annual Illicit Trade Report

On November 21, 2018, the World Customs Organization (WCO) released the 2017 Illicit Trade Report, which attempts to quantify and map the situation

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CBP Publishes CBMA Assignment Certification Form

On November 6, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published the Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA) Assignment Certification form for use

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Governments Propose “Procedures to Enhance Transparency and Strengthen Notification Requirements Under WTO Agreements”

On November 1, 2018, delegations from the United States, European Union (EU), Japan, Argentina, and Costa Rica submitted a joint proposal to the World

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WCO Information Management Sub-Committee Augments Digital Customs Agenda

On November 7, 2018, the World Customs Organization (WCO) announced the Information Management Sub-committee (IMSC) augmented the digital customs agenda

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California Issues Law on Joint Liability of Port Drayage Trucking

On September 22, 2018, a California bill (“SB 1402”) was signed into law that holds a “customer” of a port drayage trucking company liable for violations

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ACE Portal Adds In-Bond Reports for Filers

On October 31, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Cargo Services Messaging Service (CSMS) #18-000647, the replacement of the

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CBP Annual User Fee Due in January

On November 7, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the due date and amount of the 2019 annual user fee that is assessed for each

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India Delays Tariffs on Goods of US Origin

On November 1, 2018, the Government of India’s Ministry of Finance delayed the implementation of previously announced tariffs on goods of U.S. origin

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FDA Publishes Guidance on Mandatory Food Recalls

On November 5, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a draft guidance for Industry and FDA Staff on mandatory food recalls.

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CPSC Updates Regulatory Robot Online Tool

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has updated its on-line Regulatory Robot tool. CPSC designed the Regulatory Robot as a way to guide

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CBP Publishes Truck Section 321 Requirements

On November 5, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published the requirements for Truck Section 321 shipments in Cargo Systems Messaging

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WCO Leads Discussions on “Customs of the Future” Model

In September 2018, the World Customs Organization (WCO) held the first meeting of the newly created working group to process the comprehensive review of

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Canada and Australia Ratify the CPTPP

Last week, the governments of Canada and Australia announced the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Canada ratified the CPTPP on

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U.S. Government Fully Re-Imposes Sanctions on Iran

On November 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned hundreds of Iranian targets as a part of

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FDA Issues Guidance on Verification Systems Under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act

On October 24, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its draft guidance on the verification systems that manufacturers, wholesale

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China’s Government Announces New Round Action on Increasing Export VAT Refund Rates

On Oct 22, 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Finance (MOF) and State Administration of Taxation (SAT) jointly announced a second round of increases on

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