Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade news:
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
- U.S. candidate Ian Saunders elected Secretary General of the World Customs Organization
- CBP releases Integrity and Accountability Strategy. The Strategy builds upon CBP’s previous strategy to broaden the focus of integrity in the agency beyond corruption and misconduct to better reflect an enterprise-wide commitment to integrity and accountability.
- Agenda announced for CBP’s Inaugural Green Trade Innovation and Incentives Forum
- Decision in EAPA Case: Scioto Valley Woodworking – CBP concluded that there is not substantial evidence of evasion as defined by EAPA.
- Roberto Vaquero takes command as Director of CBP San Juan Field Operations
- CBP quota bulletin: specialty sugar period 5 opening
- Upcoming: CBP Green Trade Innovation and Incentives Forum on July 11. The event aims to drive implementation of CBP’s Green Trade Strategy by building a community that sees the international trade arena as fertile ground for climate mitigation, resilience and environmentally-beneficial innovation, and is intended to spark dialogue and exchange best practices that will help identify areas of priority action for both CBP and industry.
United States Trade Representative (USTR)
- USTR announced Sarah Ellerman as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Department of Commerce
- District Export Council nomination opportunity: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking nominations of individuals for consideration for appointment by the Secretary of Commerce to serve as members of one of the 61 District Export Councils (DECs) nationwide.