BIS Adds “Military End User” List to the EAR

On December 23, 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule in the Federal Register adding a “Military End User” (MEU) list

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CBP Issues Withhold Release Order against Cotton and Tomato Products from Xinjiang

On January 13, 2021, in a press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) against cotton and tomato products

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CBP Posts Protest Webinar Recording

On December 18, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #45207692, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the recording of their

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FDA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Recordkeeping Requirements

On December 18, 2020, in a Federal Register Notice (FRN), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended the comment period for a proposed rule that

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DDTC Issues Guidance on CAATSA Sanctions Imposed on Turkey

On December 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued guidance on the sanctions imposed on Turkey’s

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CBP Announces Permanent Extension of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

On December 30, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #45315560, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the extension of the Craft

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Mexico Implements the Sixth Amendment to the Harmonized System

As part of the implementation of the Sixth Amendment to the Harmonized System, the Ministry of Economy of Mexico published on July 1, 2020 in the Official

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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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UK and Egypt Sign Agreement

On December 5, 2020, in a press release, the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) announced the signing of an agreement to strengthen its ties with

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UK, Norway, and Iceland Sign Continuity Agreement

On December 8, 2020, in a press release, the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) announced the signing of a trade continuity agreement between the UK,

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UK Signs Trade Deals with Singapore and Vietnam

On December 10, 2020, in a press release, the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) announced the signing of Free Trade Agreements with both Singapore and

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USTR Extends Section 301 Product Exclusions for COVID-19-Related Products

On December 29, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice in the Federal Register to “extend certain product

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US and UK Sign Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement

On December 16, 2020, in a press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) have

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MTB Set to Expire on December 31, 2020

On December 28, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice via its Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) regarding the expiration

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