Matt Schmitt

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CBP Opens Registration for 2019 Trade Symposium

On June 13, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000305 announcing that registration for the

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CBP Creates Trade Statistics Webpage

On May 23, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) created a trade statistics webpage highlighting CBP’s revenue collection efforts, implementation

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G20 Summit to Take Place June 28 and 29

This year’s G20 Summit will be held in Osaka, Japan on June 28 and 29, 2019.

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CBP Announces 2019 Trade Symposium

On June 7, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the 2019 Trade Symposium will be held in Chicago, IL on July 23 and 24.

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WTO Issues Annual Report 2019

On June 4, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued their 2019 Annual Report on the WTO’s activities during the past year.

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CBP Provides Guidance on the Fifth Round of Section 301 List One Exclusions

On June 7, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) # 19-000289, which provides guidance on the

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CBP Announces ACE Reports Virtual Office Hours Sessions

On May 29, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000266, the Automated Commercial Service

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USTR Publishes Fifth List of Product Exclusions for Section 301 Tariffs

On June 4, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published in a Federal Register Notice (FRN), another list of product exclusions

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USTR Extends Time before Section 301 Tariff Increase

On May 31, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) extended the amount of time certain goods exported from China have to enter the United

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President Removes India from GSP

On June 5, 2019, India will be removed from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), according to a Presidential proclamation issued by U.S. President

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President Trump Announces Tariffs on Mexico to Begin in June

On May 30, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a tariff of 5% on all goods of Mexico origin beginning on June 10, 2019, and gradually increasing

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CBP Updates Guidance for Section 232 Canada and Mexico FTZs

On May 30, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000271, updated entry filing guidance

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Argentina Updates Maximum Statistical Rates

On May 6, 2019, the government of Argentina published in the Official Gazette Decree 332/19, which provides at a rate of 2.5%, the Statistical Rate

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CBP Provides Instructions on Liquidation Extension Requests

On May 22, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000260, instructions for importers to

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CBP Pursues 21st Century Customs Framework Initiative

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is pursuing “The 21st Century Customs Framework” initiative, in order to modernize CBP operations.

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