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Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 

  • CBP released the June monthly update. Highlights:
    • Identified $6.7M to be collected in duties
    • Stopped 291 shipments for further examination based on suspected use of forced labor
    • Seized 1501 shipments that contained counterfeit goods
  • On July 15, CBP implemented cargo messaging to communicate with the entry filer on shipments that have invalid consignee names.
  • CBP plans to deploy in late-August ACE programming to permit filing of 19 U.S.C. § 1313(c)(1)(C)(ii) direct identification retail return drawback claims with exports to Canada or Mexico utilizing ACE provision codes 56 and 70.
  • CBP intercepted 90 giant African land snails at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. 
  • Officers at the Rochester port of entry seized a variety of counterfeit designer items as well as beauty products and dietary supplements that were in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. 

Department of Justice (DoJ)

  • Russian international money launderer sentenced to three years in prison for illicitly procuring large quantities of U.S.-manufactured dual-use, military grade microelectronics for Russian entities. 

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By |2024-07-19T13:35:27-04:00July 19, 2024|Snapshot|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)  

  • In relation to the Section 301 China Product Exclusions Extension, CBP provided guidance on the 14-day transition period extending 429 product-specific exclusions (352 previously reinstated exclusions and 77 COVID-related) through June 14, 2024, and extending certain exclusions through May 31, 2025. 
  • Norfolk CBP seized 305 window air conditioners for bearing counterfeit Energy Star certification marks. 
  • Louisville CBP seized three shipments containing 2,387 pieces of counterfeit jewelry. If genuine, the jewelry would have had a combined Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of over $10.08 million. 
  • CBP posted an updated version of the Drawback/TFTEA Drawback Entry Summary Create/Resubmission CATAIR. This version has a new class code for Superfund. 
  • On July 25, 2024, CBP will deploy an update to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) that requires the submission of the Reference Identifier Qualifier Estimated Date of Arrival (EDA) in the SE20 record for all de-minimis shipments filed as an entry type 86 submission.  
  • CBP’s Baltimore Field Office announces […]
By |2024-07-12T13:23:03-04:00July 12, 2024|news, Snapshot|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)  

  • ICYMI: CBP announces new broker continuing education accreditors, five entities who will help CBP develop and implement accreditation standards for the agency’s new Customs Broker Continuing Education (CE) program. 
  • CBP published a Federal Register notice to advise the import industry about the quarterly IRS interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. 
  • CBP said it is planning to advance work this fall on a new system that will ultimately replace the Automated Commercial Environment. The agency anticipates beginning software development work on ACE 2.0 capabilities in the fiscal year 2026 timeframe providing funding is available.  
  • CBP announces implementation of recent USDA rule change allowing individuals to travel with certain fruits and vegetables (peppers and tomatoes for personal use). 

United States Trade Representative (USTR) 

  • USTR released the second Report on the Operation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with Respect to Trade in Automotive Goods 
    • The report found […]
By |2024-07-05T15:00:01-04:00July 5, 2024|Snapshot|0 Comments

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 releases May operational update. Highlights: 
    • Processed more than 2.9 million entry summaries valued at more than $284.8 billion  
    • Identified estimated duties of nearly $6.7 billion to be collected by the U.S. government 
    • Stopped 450 shipments for further examination based on the suspected use of forced labor 
    • Seized 1,640 shipments that contained counterfeit goods valued at more than $331 million. 
  • CBP adopted proposed amendments to regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise that violate or are suspected of violating the copyright laws, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The amendments: 
    • Clarify the definition of “piratical articles”  
    • Simplify the detention process involving goods suspected of violating the copyright laws 
    • Prescribe new regulations enforcing the DMCA 
  • CBP officers in Chicago seized 53,700 electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) for violating FDA regulations.  
By |2024-06-28T12:13:47-04:00June 28, 2024|Snapshot|0 Comments

Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot

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

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  

  • In a final determination under the Enforce and Protect Act CBP has determined that there is substantial evidence that an importer evaded the antidumping duty order on xanthan gum from China by transshipping such goods through Turkey. 
  • CBP seized 1,500 toys that violated federal safety requirements. 
  • CBP hosted host a Virtual Career Expo highlighting law enforcement and mission support opportunities across the nation.  
  • Users in the trade community with the carrier role in ACE now have access to the Late In-Transit Warning report. The purpose of this report is to identify those in-bond shipments that are currently within the five-day “late in-transit warning” period.  

 Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 

  • BIS has imposed a three-year denial order against USGoBuy LLC of Portland, Oregon, prohibiting USGoBuy from participating in all exports under BIS jurisdiction from the United States for violations of the EAR and failure to address its past compliance failures.  
  • BIS imposed a civil penalty of $285,000 against […]
By |2024-06-21T15:10:37-04:00June 21, 2024|Snapshot|0 Comments
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