CBP Issues Section 301 Guidance on Exclusions and Extensions

On June 15, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #43043838, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on the extension of

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CBP Updates USMCA Interim Implementation Instructions

On June 16, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #43062320, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released updated Interim Implementation

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GSP: Transition Period for the Application of the REX system

The European Commission published Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/750 establishing a procedure for extending the transition period for the application

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U.S. Department of State Seeks Comments on Temporary ITAR Suspensions

On June 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of State requested comments on the temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions to certain provisions of the

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BREXIT - UK Announces that No Extension of the Transition Period Will be Sought

In a press release issued on 12 June 2020, the Government of the United Kingdom announced that the transition period scheduled to end on 31 December 2020

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BIS Expands Export Controls for Military Items and Removes Civil End User Exception

On April 28, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued two final rules in the Federal Register (FRN) announcing changes in export controls. 

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USTR Announces 5th Round of Exclusions on List 4 of the Section 301 Tariffs

On June 8, 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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OFAC Announces Sanctions on Turkey

On June 5, 2020, the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a final rule implementing sanctions against Turkey originally published in

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USMCA/CUSMA/T-MEC Uniform Regulations Published

On June 3, 2020, the governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada published the Uniform Regulations for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement,

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EU Announces Customs Declaration Changes for Low Value Imports

Beginning January 1, 2021, the below changes will apply to the importation of low value consignments into the European Union (EU):

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CBP Announces New Process for Softwood Lumber Assessment Collection

On June 1, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #42894478, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a new process for the automated

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U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Section 232 Investigation on Vanadium

On June 2, 2020, in a press release, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of an investigation in vanadium imports under

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USTR Initiates Section 301 Investigations on Digital Services Taxes

On June 2, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice announcing the initiation of Section 301 investigations over digital

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CBSA Issues Outline of Canadian Export Reporting System

On May 26, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued an outline of the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS).  CERS is replacing the

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CBP Issues Section 301 Guidance on Exclusions and Extensions

On May 27, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #42839255, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on the extension of certain

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