February ACE Deployment Postponed

On January 29, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-00022 the postponement of the

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CBP Releases Section 201, 232, and 301 Reports in ACE for Importers and Brokers

On January 29, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made available new Section 201, 232, and 301 reports to importers and brokers in the

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Canada Seeks Input on e-Commerce for WTO Negotiations

Published in the Canadian Gazette on January 25, 2019, the Government of Canada seeks input from the Trade regarding future World Trade Organization

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U.S. Government Reopens and is Funded Through February

On January 25, 2019, the U.S. Congress passed H.J. Res. 28 to “provide funding to several government agencies through the earlier of February 28, 2019,

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WCO Marks International Customs Day with SMART Borders for Seamless Trade, Travel and Transport

On January 25, 2019, the World Customs Organization (WCO) marked International Customs Day with the slogan of “SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel

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Fair Trade with China Enforcement Act Reintroduced to the Senate

On January 3, 2019, U.S. Congressman Marco Rubio reintroduced legislation known as the “Fair Trade with China Enforcement Act” into the Senate.

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UK Government Announces New Independent Trade Remedies Authority

On January 17, 2019, the government of the United Kingdom (UK) announced that its new independent Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) will be ready if the UK

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U.S. Government, Trade-Related On-Line Resources

Many U.S. government and other trade-related web sites offer a wide variety of information to importers, exporters, manufacturers and other interested

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WCO Members Discuss Best Practices in Transit

Between January 8, 2019 and January 10, 2019, select members of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Asia-Pacific region met in Faridabad, India for a

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CBP Postpones Enforcement Dates for In-Bond and ISF-5

On January 18, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the postponement of the enforcement dates for both the in-bond regulations and

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U.S. Government Agency Contingency Shutdown Plans

Several government agencies have posted their contingency shutdown plans online for the public, with details on how many government workers continue to

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India Delays Tariffs on Goods of US Origin

On December 15, 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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USTR Implements Contingency Plan for Government Shutdown

According to a statement published on January 14, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) implemented its “lapse in appropriations

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

On January 9, 2019, the Trade Ministers for the European Union (EU), Japan, and U.S. released a joint statement on trilateral meeting held in

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USTR Releases Statement on U.S.-China Trade Talks

On January 9, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a statement on the U.S. trade delegation’s meeting in Beijing, China.

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Singapore Customs Begins Charges for NTP Accounts in January

Beginning on January 1, 2019, Singapore customs began charging for Networked Trade Platform (NTP) accounts and Value-Added Service (VAS) providers and

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President Trump Issues Proclamation Modifying Several Free Trade Agreements

On December 21, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation modifying the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and other

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EU to Impose Definitive Safeguard Measures on Imports of Certain Steel Products

The European Union (EU) Commission issued a press release on January 4, 2019, making known that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been notified of

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USDA Updates Available Functions During Government Shutdown

On December 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the functions available during the lapse in funding caused by the partial

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CBP Releases Final Draft of CBP Form 5106

On December 26, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released the final draft of the revised CBP form 5106, the Create/Update Importer

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CBP Issues Instructions on Section 301 Product Exclusions During Government Shutdown

On December 31, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced they would not implement the updates to the Automated Commercial Environment

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CBP to Make Section 201, 232, and 301 Reports Available to Importers/Brokers Through ACE

On December 21, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #18-000753 that they will soon make

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