Perspectives on Customs & Import Compliance
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On October 5, 2021, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the Biden Administration’s highly-anticipated China trade policy.
On July 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued a Federal Register Notice announcing that additional plant and plant products (including certain wood-based essential oils, suitcases of wood, certain musical instruments, wood packing materials.
On July 30, 2021, a notice of proposed rulemaking was published in the Federal Register with changes to two regulations that have the potential to materially affect the supply chains of products where manufacturing in the United States does not rise to the level of “substantial transformation."
Withhold release order was issued that will prohibit imports of products produced in whole or part from silica produced by Hoshine Silicon Industry Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries. This company has been linked to the largest global solar producers.
USTR Tai Takes Control of Trump Tariffs: Some Section 301 Tariffs Suspended and Others May Be Implemented on Six Countries With DST
USTR is soliciting comments and has scheduled hearings regarding the potential imposition of Section 301 tariffs of up to 25% in response to the Digital Services Tax adopted by Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
First sale appraisement currently remains a legally viable duty savings avenue, including for transactions with vendors in NMEs.
Robert J. Ernest, David R. Hamill, Nancy A. Noonan, Angela M. Santos, Antonio J. Rivera, Leah Scarpelli
CBP is leveraging the EAPA to target various industries based on a suspicion of evading AD/CVD duties by aggressively scrutinizing imports potentially covered by an AD/CVD order.
If passed, these bills will grant US Customs and Border Protection authority for a region-wide WRO enabling the agency to detain all products from XUAR.
CBP Issues FAQs on Xinjiang Forced Labor, Apparel & Tomato Importers Due Diligence Required to Avoid Exclusion of Goods
Companies in the fashion, luxury, and agricultural spaces should take action in response to the forced labor supply chain due diligence requirements.
CIT Assigns Panel for 301 Litigation on US Imports From China — Update on Options to Recover China Tariffs
If your company has paid Section 301 duties on products of China included in List 3 and List 4(a), there may still be an opportunity to file a suit to potentially recover duties paid.
Calls for Significant Changes To Federal Domestic Preference Policy, Waivers, and Buy American Eligibility
Just two weeks into CY 2021, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is expanding its enforcement efforts against forced labor in China.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) blocked imports of cotton products from a major Chinese state-owned firm in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) on December 2, saying the company uses forced labor of ethnic Uighur Muslims.
On August 21, 2020, CBP issued new guidance providing an additional 45-day transition period for compliance with new marking requirements for goods produced in Hong Kong that are imported into the United States. This extends the transition period for companies to comply with the requirements from Se
Under the TFTEA, CBP has taken an increasingly enforcement-minded posture to prevent and penalize the importation of goods produced using forced labor into the United States.
As discussed previously, President Trump issued an Executive Order on July 14, 2020, concerning certain import and export trade requirements between the US and China.
Because of the time needed to mark, pack, and ship goods from Hong Kong to the US, it is imperative that importers act quickly to ensure compliance with this new requirement.
FTC Proposes New Made in USA Rules to Expand Enforcement Authority and to Eliminate Apparel Care Instruction Requirement
On July 16, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a proposed rule for “Made in the USA” (MUSA) claims for labels in the United States.
In view of the recent action taken by President Trump in an Executive Order regarding Hong Kong’s status, US importers should prepare for increased risk exposure in US-Hong Kong trade.
Certain products from France, including leather handbags, and certain beauty preparations and soaps, will soon become pricier. Following a disagreement over how to tax US tech companies in France, the US Trade Representative has imposed additional duties of 25 percent on French goods, effective Janu
In an April 20, 2020 message to the trade community, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released the long-awaited United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) Interim Implementing Instructions (CBP Instructions).
Appendix I, Automotive Rules of Origin and Procedures, to the CBP Instructions provides guidance on the USMCA automotive rules of origin by incorporating the appendix to Chapter 4 of the USMCA Implementation Act.