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Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:     

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • CBP initiates interoperability standards test to improve supply chain transparency 
    • The test seeks to establish global standards to foster transparency and a standard manner of communication between the private sector and government agencies while allowing both to maintain the ability to choose from various technologies. 
  • CBP announced publication of its Quick Reference Card (QRC) describing the best practices associated when reporting allegations of Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) violations to CBP regarding importer AD/CVD evasion. The QRC is available here. 
  • CBP has announced that it will hold its 2024 Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia on March 26-28, 2024. 
  • CBP and USDA will host a webinar to provide information about risks and regulations associated wood packaging material/ISPM 15.  The live webinar will take place virtually on Monday October 25, 2023 from 2:00-3:00pm EDT. Register here. 
  • CBP notified CTPAT partners that all primary POCs for CTPAT and TC Portal accounts MUST ensure user information and email addresses […]
By |2023-09-15T14:49:30-04:00September 15, 2023|Snapshot|0 Comments

ICYMI: USTR Announces Extension of Reinstated Section 301 Exclusions and COVID-Related Exclusions

Last week, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it will extend 352 reinstated exclusions and 77 COVID-related exclusions on goods from China until December 31, 2023. The exclusions refer to additional duties imposed on goods from China pursuant to an earlier Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. 

In December 2022, the agency determined to extend the exclusions and extended them again in May 2023 through September 30, 2023. This latest notice announces the agency’s determination to further extend the exclusions until December 31, 2023.

The announcement states that the goal of this most recent extension is “[t]o provide a transition period for the expiring exclusions and to allow for further consideration under the four-year review.” 

Exclusion Background

In August 2017, USTR initiated an investigation into China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The agency released a report of its findings in March 2018 and in June 2018 began imposing additional duties on products of China in four tranches. The USTR established a process by which U.S. stakeholders could request the exclusion of particular products subject to additional duties. Starting in November 2019, the agency invited public comments on whether to extend particular expulsions it had granted. Through this process, 352 exclusions […]

Join Diaz Trade Law at Americas Food and Beverage Show!

Americas Food and Beverage Show is one of the largest food and beverage shows with over 5,000 buyers representing Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, and South America. The show also has a conference tied to it where leading experts will provide market trends, FDA compliance tips, trends, challenges and opportunities in the food sector, and much more. Diaz Trade Law is excited to announce that our President, Jennifer Diaz, will be a featured speaker discussing “Top 10 Tips When Importing into the U.S. in compliance with CBP and FDA.”The food show and conference are happening September 18th – 20th, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST and will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Why Attend?

  • Over 600 Exhibitors
  • Food and Beverage Demo Stage
  • 245,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space
  • Buyers from more than 50 countries
  • Annual conference with industry experts including our very own Jen Diaz!

Register as a buyer or attendee HERE!


Dana Watts, Of Counsel Attorney, Joins Diaz Trade Law, Bringing Extensive Expertise in Customs and International Trade Law

Diaz Trade Law is excited to announce that Dana Watts has joined the firm as an Of Counsel Attorney, further strengthening its capabilities in customs and international trade law. Dana has extensive experience working in renowned D.C. law firms on a wide variety of customs-related matters. With an impressive track record spanning many years, Dana Watts has established herself as a seasoned practitioner of customs law. Her practice encompasses a comprehensive array of customs-related areas, including but not limited to forced labor-related detentions, customs valuation, tariff classification, Section 301 and Section 232 tariffs, country of origin and marking determinations, customs-related False Claims Act litigation, and free trade agreements.

Dana is well-versed in navigating the complex regulatory landscape and maintains a proven track record of successfully filing protests, prior disclosures, ruling requests, and responses to Requests for Information (CF-28s) and detention notices with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Her strategic counsel has assisted companies of all sizes and in a wide variety of industries in crafting customs compliance materials, conducting merger and acquisition-related due diligence, and identifying avenues for customs-related cost savings.

Dana Watts brings has been a licensed U.S. Customs Broker for over twelve years. Her expertise also covers sanctions, export controls, CFIUS notices, trade-related merger and acquisition due diligence, antidumping and countervailing duty cases, and Section 337 litigation.

By |2023-09-12T14:51:40-04:00September 11, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade news:

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • CBP releases FY 2022 IPR seizure statistics. Highlights:
    • 20,812 shipments containing goods that violated IPR seized. Estimated MSRP value of seized goods $2.98 billion.
    • ICE-HSI arrested 255 individuals, obtained 192 indictments, and received 95 convictions related to IP crimes.
    • Handbags and wallets topped the list representing 30.3% of all IPR seizures.
  • CBP released the Notional Development & Deployment Schedule for Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
  • EAPA case update: case 7783: Superior Commercial Solutions LLC (Notice of Determination as to Evasion).
    • CBP determined that there is substantial evidence that the company entered merchandise covered by AD/CVD duty orders into the U.S. through evasion. SCS imported quartz products from China by undervaluation and/or transshipment through Vietnam.
  • CBP agriculture specialists in Louisville stop shipments with almost 1,500 pounds of prohibited meat.
  • CBP to host Fall 2023 virtual career expo – during the event, interested applicants can discuss entry-level and experienced law enforcement and professional career options with CBP recruiters and attend live information sessions.

Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

  • BIS issues temporary denial order in support of strike force case against Russian national for illegally exporting sensitive U.S.-sourced micro-electronics with military applications to Russia.
  • A New York man was sentenced in federal court in Concord for operating an unlicensed money transmitting business that was used to export weapons to Pakistan.

United States Trade Representative (USTR)

  • USTR announced the further extension of […]
By |2023-09-08T12:46:10-04:00September 8, 2023|Snapshot|0 Comments


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