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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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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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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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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European Union Establishes New Export Authorisation Scheme for Personal Protective Equipment

The European Union (EU) initially introduced export authorisation scheme for personal protective equipment (PPE) on March 15, 2020 to ensure an adequate

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China Strengthens Its Quality Control Measures on Exports of Non-Medical Masks and Certain Medical Supplies

On April 25, 2020, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC), General Administration of Customs (GACC) and the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR)

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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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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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WCO and WHO Release Updated COVID-19 Classification Reference Guide

On April 9, 2020, in a joint effort, the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) updated the HS Classification Reference

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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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China Imposes Compulsory Commodity Inspection on Exports of Certain Medical Supplies

On April 10, 2020, the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) imposed compulsory commodity inspection on exports of certain medical supplies

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Switzerland Implements Additional Restrictions on Medical Protective Equipment

On March 25, 2020, the Swiss Government adopted a new regulation, taking effect as of March 26, requiring a prior license for any exports of medical

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WCO Provides COVID-19 Resources

The World Customs Organization (WCO) has consolidated resources and information on the COVID-19 pandemic.  These resources include information on export

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