PHMSA Issues Interim Final Rule on Lithium Batteries Transported by Aircraft

On February 27, 2019, the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released the interim final rule

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CBP Updates HTS to Extend 10% Duty Rate for Third Round of Section 301 Tariffs

On February 27, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) to extend the 10% duty rate on HTS

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CBP Updates ACE Guidelines on New TSCA Certification Requirements for Composite Wood Products

On February 22, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protections (CBP) updated the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) guidelines with the new Toxic

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HMRC Announce Measures to Phase in the Requirement for Pre-arrival Entry Summary Declarations for Goods Exported from the EU Post BREXIT

On February 19, 2019, the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) published a notification indicating they will phase in the requirement for

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ECJU Publishes EU Dual-Use OGEL

On February 1, 2019, the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Trade’s Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) released an Open General Export

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USTR Signs Mutual Recognition Agreements with UK

On February 14, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the United Kingdom (UK) signed two Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) to

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European Commission Imposes Safeguard Measures on Imports of Steel Products

On February 2, 2019, the European Commission published a regulation imposing definitive safeguard measures on imports of steel products into the EU.

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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 Signed into Law

On February 15, 2019, U.S. President Trump signed the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019” (“The Act”). The Act provides Congressional approval for

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EU Provides Legal Base for Apportionment of Tariff Rate Quotas

On February 8, 2019, the European Parliament published Regulation (EU) 2019/2016 that makes provision for the apportionment of tariff rate quotas that

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CBP Updates CBMA Procedures and Requirements

On February 8, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection updated the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 (CBMA) filing procedures and

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CBP Issues Guidance on Submitting Imports of Products Excluded from Section 301 Duties

On February 8, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued instructions for filing entries that are subject to the Section 301 product

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CBP Issues Guidance for Perfecting Drawback Claims for Section 301 and Section 201 Duties

On February 8, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Cargo System Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000050 providing guidance for filers

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USTR Signs Wine and Distilled Spirits Agreements with the UK

On January 31, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Chief Agricultural Negotiator and the United Kingdom (UK) Ambassador to the U.S.

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EU-Japan Trade Agreement Enters Into Force

On February 1, 2019, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and Japan entered into effect.

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U.S. and China Talks Proceeding Ahead of March Deadline

On January 30 and 31, 2019, high-ranking officials from both the U.S. and China engaged in negotiations over the economic relationship between both

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CBP to Host TFTEA Drawback Support Calls in Support of February Transition

On February 24, 2019, the electronic filing of Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) drawback claims will become mandatory, according to

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ITC Publishes 2019 HTS

On February 4, 2019, the International Trade Commission (ITC) published the 2019 Basic Edition of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS).

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2019 Quota Will Open for Solar Cells/Modules, Large Residential Washing Machines and Covered Parts in February

On February 7, 2019, the 2019 quota year for crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells (solar cells/modules), residential washing machines and parts will

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U.S. President Issues a New Venezuela-related Executive Order; OFAC issues related General Licenses and Venezuela-related Designation

On January 28, 2019, U.S. President Trump issued the Executive Order on Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency with Respect to

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