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DEA Establishes 2021 Controlled Substances Quotas

On November 30, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a Federal Register Notice (FRN) establishing the “2021

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BIS Seeks Comments on Commercial Impact of the Chemical Weapons Convention

On December 1, 2020, in a Federal Register Notice (FRN), the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a notice seeking

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USDA Issues Guidance on Shipments of Samples to Japanese Buyers

On November 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) issued guidance on shipments of samples of new food

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Next COAC Meeting Scheduled for December 16, 2020

On November 25, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in a Federal Register Notice (FRN) the upcoming meeting of the Commercial

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USDA Announces Upland Cotton Special Import Quota #5

On November 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced special import quota #5 for upland cotton. This permits the importation of upland

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EU Expands Covid-19-Related Humanitarian Aid Guidance

On November 16, 2020, in a press release, the European Commission announced the expansion of the guidance on COVID-19-related humanitarian aid. The

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U.S.-Ecuador Trade and Investment Council Holds Third Meeting

On November 19, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issued a joint statement from the United States-Ecuador Trade and Investment Council

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Dubai Issues Notice on Movement of Goods Between the UAE and Israel

On November 15, 2020, the Government of Dubai issued Customs Notice No. 18/2020: On the Movement of Goods and Commodities between the UAE and Israel. The

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Dubai Issues Notice on Free Zone Duty Exemptions

On October 22, 2020, Dubai Customs issued Customs Notice No. 17/2020: Procedures for Clearance of Goods Consumed within Free Zones. The guidance outlines

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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Signed

On November 15, 2020, the heads of state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) issued a joint statement on the Regional Comprehensive

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Customs Broker Triennial Status Report and Fee Submission Begins December 15, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the submission period for the 2021 Customs Broker Triennial Status Report and the fee for licensed

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CBP Issues Guidance on Section 232 Exemption

On November 12, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #44838240, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on the exemption of

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U.S. CBP and Singapore Customs Sign Letter of Intent

On November 10, 2020, in a press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the signing of a letter of intent with Singapore Customs that

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European Commission Announces Countermeasures for Certain US Origin Goods

On November 9, 2020, the European Commission issued a press release announcing the publication of Regulation 2020/1646. This regulation outlines

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Further Delays Message Set Implementation

On November 9, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #44749998, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that implementation of the FWS

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