U.S. Department of State Extends Temporary ITAR Suspensions

On December 11, 2020, in a Federal Register Notice (FRN), the U.S. Department of State announced the extension of “certain temporary suspensions,

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FEMA Extends and Revises PPE Export Restrictions

On December 31, 2020, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a temporary final rule in the Federal Register extending the

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EU Announces COVID-19 VAT Exemptions

On December 7, 2020, in a press release, the Council of the European Union (EU) announced that amendments are being adopted to allow member states, should

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USDA Issues Guidance on Shipments of Samples to Japanese Buyers

On November 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) issued guidance on shipments of samples of new food

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EU Expands Covid-19-Related Humanitarian Aid Guidance

On November 16, 2020, in a press release, the European Commission announced the expansion of the guidance on COVID-19-related humanitarian aid. The

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APHIS Extends Electronic Document Acceptance

On October 2, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #44293641, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

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FEMA Extends and Revises PPE Export Restrictions

On August 10, 2020, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a Temporary Final Rule in the Federal Register extending the regulation

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APHIS Extends Electronic Document Acceptance

On July 13, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #43347895, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

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APHIS Extends Core Implementation and Electronic Document Acceptance

On July 1, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #43224976, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

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Saudi Arabia Increases Customs Duties and VAT Rate

On May 12, 2020, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Finance issued a press release announcing the increase of the value-added tax (VAT) from 5% to 15% effective

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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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APHIS Extends Electronic Certificate Guidance

On May 15, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #42718573, the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

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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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