NCSD Announces Webinar Schedule Through August 2020

On May 7th and May 15th, the National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) of the U.S. Office of Trade issued Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS)

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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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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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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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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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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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CBP Issues Guidance for Section 232 on Ch. 98 Claims

On April 13, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #42355735, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on products being

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FEMA Announces Exemptions to Allocation Order on Personal Protective Equipment

On April 21, 2020, in Federal Register Notice (FRN) 85 FR 22021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced exemptions to the April 10th

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CBP Postpones Duty for Importers Experiencing Significant Financial Hardship due to the Coronavirus Disease

On April 19, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Services (CSMS) #42423171 and #42421561, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the postponement

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USTR Extends Certain Section 301 List 1 Exclusions under 9903.88.07

On April 10, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register Notice 85 FR 20332, extending certain exclusions from

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CBP Issues Guidance for Pipe Spools from Multiple Countries of Origin

On March 24, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #42133823, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on entries of pipe spools

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US CBP & Partner Government Agencies Provide COVID-19 Updates

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a new website for COVID-19 updates.  The website has information for the trade community issued by CBP

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US Restricts Exports of Certain Personal Protective Equipment

On April 10, 2020, in Federal Register Notice (FRN) 85 FR 20195, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the restriction of exports of

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