New Requirements for Exports of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the European Union

On 14th March 2020, in its effort to protect citizens and to coordinate the response to COVID-19, the European Union (EU) Commission adopted the

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USTR Issues Additional Exclusions for Medical Supplies

On March 12, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued two notices announcing exclusions on products of Chinese origin subject to

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UK Issues Coronavirus Guidance for Businesses

On March 9, 2020, the government of the United Kingdom (UK) issued guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) for businesses.  The guidance outlines the steps

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CBP Issues Guidance on Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusions

On March 11, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service #41981999, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on the active steel and aluminum

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CBP Issues Guidance on Section 301 List 4A Exclusions

On March 9, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance in Cargo Systems Message Service (CSMS) #41955151 on the first round of product

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USTR Issues Exclusions for Medical Supplies

On March 6, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice announcing exclusions on products of Chinese origin subject to the

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CBP Issues Updated Guidance on Section 301 Modifications on EU Goods

On March 4, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #41898289, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued updated guidance on the Section 301

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Several Countries Issue Export Bans on Masks, Protective Gear

On March 4, 2020, Germany issued a ban on the export of medical protection gear and equipment to avoid supply shortages.  The official communication in

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U.S. Will Not Impose Additional Tariffs on Titanium Sponges

On February 27, 2020, in Memorandum on the Effect of Titanium Sponge Imports on the National Security, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S.

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WTO Provides Update on Trade Facilitation Agreement

On February 22, 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published an update on the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).  TFA entered

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China Exempts Certain Donations from Import Tax

In Announcement No. 17 of 2020, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) exempted imported donated supplies for

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BIS Revises Country Group Designations for Russia and Yemen

On February 24, 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to revise the Country Group

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China Issues 3rd Round of Product Exclusions for U.S. Origin Goods

On February 21, 2020, the China State Tariff Commission issued a 3rd round of product exclusions for U.S. origin goods subject to the retaliatory tariffs

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USTR Announces Additional Exclusion on List 2 of the Section 301 Tariffs

On February 20, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice announcing an additional exclusion on products of Chinese origin

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WCO Provides E-Commerce Update

On February 17, 2020, the World Customs Organization (WCO) provided an update from the Working Group on E-Commerce (WGEC).  WGEC met February 12-14th to

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