CBP Issues Guidance on Implementing CBMA

On January 29, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #41471157, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published the procedures and

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EU Gives Official Approval of Brexit

On January 29, 2020, the European Parliament voted to approve the United Kingdom (UK) Withdrawal Agreement in a vote of 621-49.  The European Council

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President Trump Signs USMCA

On January 29, 2020, U.S. President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  USMCA has been ratified in both the U.S. and in

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UK Issues Guidance for Trade Community Ahead of Brexit

The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) notified all VAT-registered businesses trading with the European Union (EU) and other countries, of actions that

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President Trump Announces Additional Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

On January 24, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump issued Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Derivative Aluminum Articles and Derivative Steel Articles

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State Department Transitions Certain Items from USML to CCL

On January 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued Federal

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USDA Announces Upland Cotton Special Import Quota #13

On January 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced special import quota #13 for upland cotton.  This permits the importation of upland

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Argentina Updates Automatic and Non-Automatic Import License Requirements

On January 8, 2020, the Republic of Argentina published Resolution 1/2020, updating import requirements for automatic and non-automatic licensing (NAL).

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CBP Publishes Guidance on AGOA, Israel FTA, and Chile FTA Changes

On January 13, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #41285855, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on the changes made to

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U.S. Senate Passes USMCA

On January 16, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 89-10.

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U.S. and China Sign Phase One Agreement

On January 15, 2020, the U.S. and China signed a Phase One economic and trade agreement.  The agreement requires changes to China’s economic and trade

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European Commission Gives E-Licensing Update for EU Dual-Use Exports

On December 13, 2019, in a presentation at the Export Control Forum in Brussels, Belgium, the European Commission provided an update on its electronic

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USDA Announces Upland Cotton Special Import Quota #12

On January 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced special import quota #12 for upland cotton.  This permits the importation of upland

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CBP Releases 2020 Tuna Quota Entries

On January 13, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #41281921, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that all 2020 tuna entries

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Executive Order Issued on Iranian Sanctions

On January 10, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump issued Executive Order “Imposing Sanctions with Respect to Additional Sectors of Iran.”  This Order

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CBP Updates Minimum Security Criteria for CTPAT

On December 19, 2019, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service #41052241, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released an updated on the new minimum

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CBP Opens Registration for 2020 Trade Symposium

On January 9, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #41241987, U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened registration for the 2020 Trade

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CBP Announces Extension of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

On December 23, 2019, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #41089761, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the extension of the Craft

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CBP Releases List of Federal Holidays for Calendar Year 2020

On December 26, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a list of Federal holidays for calendar year 2020 in Cargo Systems Messaging

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CBP and Fish and Wildlife Service Release Implementation Guide

On December 19, 2019, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #41052359, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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CBP Issues Guidance on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Claims

On December 31, 2019, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #41149692, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued guidance for claiming preferential

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USTR Announces 7th Round of Exclusions on List 3 of the Section 301 Tariffs

On December 31, 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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