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Using WROs to Fight Forced Labor

Forced Labor is the third most lucrative illicit trade, behind only drugs and weapons, and has an annual trade value of roughly $150 Billion. Right now, over 40 million people around the world are victims of some type of forced labor, including modern slavery, human trafficking, etc. Thankfully, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been BlogsRead More

The Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act Expired October 1 – What You Need to Know

Co-Authored by Sharath Patil. The Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (“CBTPA”) is an Act of U.S. legislation which expired on October 1, 2020. The CBTPA sought to strengthen Caribbean basin economies by extending preferential trade and tariff treatment and increase U.S. export opportunities in those countries. Upon the expiration of the CBTPA at midnight on BlogsRead More

NEW LIST 2- SECTION 301 EXTENSIONS

On June 25, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), requested the public to submit comments regarding potential product exclusion extensions for items subject to Section 301 Tariffs. This comment period specifically applied to products that were included on List 2, which went into effect on August 23, 2018. List 2 imposed 25 percent BlogsRead More

An Introduction to U.S. Trade Databases

Co-Authored by Sharath Patil Introduction There are many factors that U.S. exporters and importers should be conscious of in their operations – including trade and customs laws, foreign market opportunities, changes in commodity prices, and currency fluctuations – just to name a few. However, one vital consideration that exporters and importers alike often overlook is BlogsRead More

What You Missed at CBP’s Virtual Trade Week

From September 8-11, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held its first virtual trade week. Over the course of the event, CBP held an action-packed series of webinars on the following topics: United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) Forced Labor Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) E-Commerce 21st Century Customs Framework (21CCF) In the midst of this global pandemic BlogsRead More

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