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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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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Mexico Publishes Alternative Transition Regime for Auto Industry under USMCA/T-MEC/CUSMA

On April 30, 2020, in the Diario Oficial, Mexico published an Alternative Transition Regime for the auto industry under the framework of the new United

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United Kingdom Publishes Tariff Schedule Effective 1 January 2021

The United Kingdom (UK) published the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) that will replace the European Union’s Common External Tariff as of 1 January 2021.

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New European Union Custom Pre-Arrival Security and Safety Program

The European Commission announced the implementation of a new pre-arrival security and safety program will become effective in three releases starting on

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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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China Issues 4th Round of Product Exclusions for U.S. Origin Goods

On May 12, 2020, the China State Tariff Commission issued a 4th round of product exclusions for U.S. origin goods subject to the retaliatory tariffs in

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

On May 11, 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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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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USTR Announces 13th Round of Exclusions on List 3 of the Section 301 Tariffs

On May 4, 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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U.K. and U.S. Launch Trade Negotiations

On May 5, 2020, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Elizabeth Truss announced

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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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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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APHIS Announces Online Permits for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Imports

On April 22, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #42457318, the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that importers will

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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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