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Customs and Trade Law Weekly Snapshot

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

 

 

 

 

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Customs Bulletin Weekly, Vol. 56, November 16, 2022, No. 45

Below is a recap for this week’s Customs Bulletin.

  • African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Textile Certificate of Origin
    • The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was adopted by the U.S. with the enactment of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–200). The objectives of AGOA are (1) to provide for extension of duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) to import sensitive articles normally excluded from GSP duty treatment, and (2) to provide for the entry of specific textile and apparel articles free of duty and free of any quantitative limits from eligible countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
    • For preferential treatment of textile and apparel articles under AGOA, the exporter or producer is required to prepare a certificate of origin and provide it to the importer. The certificate of origin includes information such as name and address of the exporter, producer, and importer; the basis for which preferential treatment is claimed; and a description of the imported article(s). The importers are required to have the certificate in their possession at the time of the claim, and to provide it to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon request. The collection of this information is provided for in 19 CFR 10.214, 10.215, and 10.216.
    • CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register […]

Customs and Trade Law Weekly Snapshot

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

 

 

 

 

 

United States Department of Commerce (DOC)

  • The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) determines that carbon and alloy steel threaded rod (steel threaded rod) from India is not being sold in the United States at below normal value.  
  •  As a result of the respective determinations by the DOC and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that termination of the 2016 Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Lemon Juice from Argentina (2016 Agreement) and the underlying antidumping duty investigation on lemon juice from Argentina would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping 
  • The DOC preliminarily finds that Hangzhou Ailong Metal Products Co., Ltd. (Ailong) made sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) 
  • On July 29, 2022, the DOC published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on multilayered wood flooring (MLWF) from the People’s Republic of China (China). 
  • The DOC published a notice in the Federal Register on August 2, 2022, for the preliminary results and partial recission of the 2020–2021 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta (pasta) from Italy 
  • The DOC preliminarily finds that large power transformers from the

Draft Guidance on Medical Device Transition Period

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the FDA took unprecedented action in transforming its enforcement because of the declaration of a Public Health Emergency while also issuing, and continuing, Emergency Use Authorizations. These governmental actions facilitated and increased the importation of necessary medical devices needed to combat the pandemic here in the United States. And now as the U.S. relaxes its pandemic protocol, the FDA is exploring the best way to have medical devices transition back to pre-pandemic regulations and protocol. On December 23, 2021, the FDA issued two draft guidance documents in the Federal Register detailing its proposed medical device transition plans for all medical devices previously imported under the two aforementioned government declarations. And to provide further assistance, the FDA hosted a webinar “Draft Guidances on Transition Plans for COVID-19 Related Medical Devices” providing further explanations to the trade community on what can be expected from the proposed transition plans.

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2021: A Year in Review

From all of us at Diaz Trade Law, we are incredibly thankful and grateful for your support this year. Despite this ongoing pandemic, Diaz Trade Law still managed to save our clients MILLIONS of dollars in 2021. It is with great joy that we finish off 2021 filled with numerous achievements and accomplishments were humbled to share with you. We look forward to assisting you in what we envision will be a better and brighter 2022!

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