CBP Deactivates Ports for Cargo

On November 26, 2019, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #40794179, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the deactivation of two

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USTR Announces New Exclusions on List 3 of the Section 301 Tariffs

On November 26, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice announcing additional exclusions on products of Chinese origin

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CBP to Increase Inspections for Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus

On November 21, 2019, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #40723509, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced increased inspections on

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CBP Posts Updated Drawback Error Dictionary

On November 19, 2019, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #40696807, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published version 14 of the Drawback

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European Commission Publishes Report on Dual-Use Technologies

On November 9, 2019, the European Commission published a summary report covering a study on materials dependencies for dual-use technologies relevant to

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The European Union (EU) Council Adopts Framework for Sanctions Concerning Turkey

On November 11, 2019, the Council of the European Union issued Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1894 “concerning restrictive measures in view of Turkey's

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GSP Review Hearing Scheduled for January 2020

On November 19, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced a hearing to review continued eligibility for the Generalized System of

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Mexico Modifies Import Duties on Certain Footwear and Textiles

On October 29, 2019, the Government of Mexico announced that import duties on 317 tariff classifications for footwear, textiles, and garments remain

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Next COAC Meeting Scheduled for December 4, 2019

On November 12, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in a Federal Register Notice (FRN) the upcoming meeting of the Commercial

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OFAC Updates General Licenses

On November 5, 2019, the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a notice amending General License 34A “Authorizing Transactions Involving

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EU Publishes Revised Combined Common Customs Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature

On October 9, 2019, the European Union (EU) published the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1776 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87

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CBP Releases Harmonized System Update 1918

On November 6, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Cargo System Messaging Service (CSMS) #40531423 announcing the October 31st creation

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USTR Announces Additional Exclusions on List 3 of the Section 301 Tariffs

On November 7, 2019 the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice announcing additional exclusions on products of Chinese origin

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CBP Issues Guidance on Section 301 List 3 Round 3 Exclusions

On November 8, 2019, U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #40564257 on the third round of

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Cameroon to Lose AGOA Eligibility

On October 31, 2019, President Donald Trump announced the termination of Cameroon’s eligibility under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).  AGOA

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NHTSA to Generate Warnings for Errors

On October 30, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #40449785, announcing that warning error

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CBP Issues Guidelines for Penalty Mitigation on Wood Packaging Material

On October 31, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted guidelines to mitigate penalties for wood packing material violations.  The

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EPA Issues SNURs Under TSCA for 8 Chemicals

On October 28, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for

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UK Updates Guidance for Export Licenses for Military Goods

On October 23, 2019, the United Kingdom’s Department of International Trade updated its guidance relating to an “open general export license” for military

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