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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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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