OFAC Publishes Sanctions Regulations on Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

On April 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a final rule in the Federal Register to

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EU to Delay Deployment of Certain Electronic Customs Systems

On April 25, 2019, the European Parliament and Council of the EU published regulation (EU) 2019/632 announcing a delay in the shift to a “complete use of

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USTR Releases Annual Special 301 Report

On April 25, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its annual Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and

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CBP Makes New Standard Reports Available to ACE Users

On April 18, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000195, that they have added five

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CBP Will Make Trade Data More Accessible to ACE Users

On April 17, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000197, an initiative to make trade

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Vietnam Will Amend Regulations on Customs Value

On April 16, 2019, the General Department of Customs of Vietnam held the first meeting on amending and supplementing the regulations on customs value

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CBP Issues Updated Guidance on Submitting Section 232 Product Exclusions for 2018 Expired HTS

On April 17, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000194, providing updated guidance on the

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EU Issues Preliminary List of U.S. Products Considered for Countermeasures in WTO Dispute

On April 17, 2019, the European Commission issued a preliminary list of products of U.S. origin the European Union (EU) is considering for

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USTR Releases the Third Section 301 Exclusion List

On April 18, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published in a Federal Register Notice (FRN) the third list of product exclusions

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John Sanders Designated Acting Commissioner of CBP

On April 15, 2019, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, designated John Sanders as the Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border

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WTO Celebrates 25th Anniversary of WTO’s Founding Agreements

On April 15, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) marked the 25th anniversary of its establishment.

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CBP Commissioner McAleenan Sworn in as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security

On April 10, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan was sworn in as Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland

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Argentina to Implement Digital Certificates of Origin

On May 1, 2019, Argentina’s Foreign Trade Secretary will implement Ruling 519/2018, which establishes digital certificates of origin, known as

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European Council Agrees to Extension of UK Withdrawal from the EU

On April 11, 2019, the European Council agreed to the extension of the period under Article 50(3) of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the

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Bipartisan Bill Introduced to the Senate to Address Staffing Shortage at Ports of Entry

On April 3, 2019, U.S. Senators Gary Peters and John Cornyn introduced a bipartisan bill to address the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

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USTR Proposes Products for Section 301 Tariffs Caused by EU Aircraft Subsidies

On April 8, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a press release announcing it had begun the process of identifying products

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Mexico Launches Single Window Import Permits

On April 2, 2019, the Mexican Government published Informative Note 12, which informs the importer community about the addition of several permit types

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USTR Releases National Trade Estimate

On March 29, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released the 2019 National Trade Estimate (NTE). The NTE is the U.S. government’s

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UK Publishes Guidance on VAT on Goods Moving from Ireland After Brexit

On March 29, 2019, the government of the United Kingdom (UK) published guidance for the Value-Added Tax (VAT) on imported goods moving from Ireland to

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CBP Publishes Procedures and Requirements on Implementing CBMA

On April 2, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published the 2019 procedures and requirements for importations made during the 2019 Calendar

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China Announces VAT Reform Measures

Beginning on April 1, 2019, the Chinese government implemented value-added tax (VAT) reforms according to a joint announcement released by the Chinese

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CBP Commissioner Addresses Current Increase in Border Crossings

On March 27, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan hosted a press conference on the impact of the increase in

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