Kelsay Calvaruso

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WCO and Partners Launch COVID-19 Trade Facilitation Repository

On May 19, 2020, the World Customs Organization (WCO) announced that it has collaborated with several other organizations, including the World Trade

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CBP Launches USMCA Center

On May 11, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a press release announcing the establishment of a center to coordinate the United

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CBSA Postpones Decommissioning of Canadian Automated Export Declaration System

On May 2, 2020, in a revision of Customs Notice 19-14, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that the decommissioning of the Canadian

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USTR Announces 4th Round of Exclusions on List 4 of the Section 301 Tariffs

On May 11, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice announcing additional exclusions on products of Chinese origin subject

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CBP Announces Suspension of Certain Thai Goods from GSP

On May 6, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #42615473, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that $1.3 billion worth of goods

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USTR Announces 13th Round of Exclusions on List 3 of the Section 301 Tariffs

On May 4, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice announcing additional exclusions on products of Chinese origin subject

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U.K. and U.S. Launch Trade Negotiations

On May 5, 2020, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss announced

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CBSA Announces PPE Duty Relief

On May 6, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19) SOR-2020-101 to allow for the relief of

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CBP to Begin Approving TFTEA General Rulings

On May 1, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #42561433, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they would begin approving

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APHIS Announces Online Permits for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Imports

On April 22, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #42457318, the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that importers will

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CTPAT Gives COVID-19 Update

On May 1, 2020, Manuel Garza, Director, Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, gave an update on the

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CBP Issues Detention Order on Hair Products over Forced Labor Concerns

On May 1, 2020, in a press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a withhold release order (WRO) over concerns that the goods are

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CBP Publishes FAQs for Exports of Personal Protective Equipment

On April 27, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #42506108, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published Frequently Asked Questions

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USTR Announces 12th Round of Exclusions on List 3 of the Section 301 Tariffs

On April 22, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice announcing additional exclusions on products of Chinese origin

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USMCA to Enter into Force July 1st

On April 24, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress that Canada and Mexico have taken necessary measures to meet their

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