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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)  

  • Upcoming trade outreach webinars: 
    • Explosives, Pyrotechnics, and Combustibles of Chapter 36 – Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. EDT 
    • Note 2(b) to Section XVI – Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. EDT 
    • What is Builders’ Joinery and Carpentry of Wood (Heading 4418) – Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. EDT 
    • Heading 8472 – Other Office Machines – Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. EDT 
    • Raising Your Knowledge of Jacks and Lifts – Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. EDT 
  • CBP Office of Trade National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. ET titled “Importing with Cost Certainty for Small Businesses.” The webinar will provide the NCSD’s role in the trade facilitation of small businesses importing goods into the U.S., leveraging the many benefits of CBP’s legally binding rulings program; followed by a demo of the eRulings process for requesting the Tariff classification of imported goods in advance. Register
By |2024-05-24T12:27:09-04:00May 24, 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 issued guidance regarding an Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Section 301 China Conforming Amendment.
    • The guidance focuses on one previously reinstated Section 301 exclusion, replacing HTSUS classification 2929.90.5090 with HTSUS classification 2929.90.5095, effective Jan. 1, 2024.
  • Details regarding this CBP guidance are available here.
  • CBP issues important reminder on the importation of flowers and other greenery ahead of Mother’s Day.
  • EAPA case update: Case 7853: Just About Foods LLC – Notice of initiation of investigation and interim measures.

Department of Commerce

  • Commerce has revoked some licenses that allowed companies including Intel and Qualcomm to ship chips to Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei. 

U.S. Department of Treasury

  • Treasury imposes nearly 300 new sanctions to evade Russia’s military-industrial base.

U.S. State Department

  • The State Department issued a proposed rule to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) that would include a license exemption to support defense trade between the U.S. and two of its closest allies—Australia and […]
By |2024-05-10T14:06:43-04:00May 10, 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 launched a new webpage to keep the customs broker industry informed about the agency’s Continuing Education for Licensed Customs Brokers Final Rule.   
  • CBP announces additional features now available in modernized ACE portal: 
    • Account owners can edit contact information 
    • Automatic removal of employees as licensed brokers 
    • Automatic checks for duplicate HTS numbers 
  • CBP along with CPSC compliance investigators seized 96 baby walkers, 216 autism balance chairs, 492 baby changing tables, 196 baby/kids step stools, and 1,296 alphabet mystery box toys for failing to comply with U.S. child safety standards.  
  • CBP announced that the Poker Creek Port of Entry in Anchorage, Alaska will re-open for the summer 2024 season. The port of entry is scheduled to open on May 17, 2024, and will close on September 15, 2024. 
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By |2024-05-03T15:09:15-04:00May 3, 2024|Snapshot|0 Comments

ICYMI: Trade News – New Petition Filed Against Tile Manufacturers from India

A petition was filed on April 19, 2024 by The Coalition for Fair Trade in Ceramic Tile alleging imports of ceramic tile from India have injured domestic manufacturers and flooded the market with uncertified tiles.

The Coalition alleges that the tiles are being sold at less than fair value, subsidized by the government of India. The petition seeks the imposition of tariffs estimated between 408% to 828%.

The scope covers ceramic flooring tile, wall tile, paving tile, hearth tile, porcelain tile, mosaic tile, flags,  and finishing tile. All ceramic tile is covered by the petition regardless of (1) end use, surface area, and weight, (2) whether the tile is glazed or unglazed, (3) the water absorption coefficient by weight, (4) the extent of vitrification, and (5) whether or not the tile is on a backing.

The Commerce Department will determine whether to initiate the investigations within 20 days. The USITC will reach a preliminary determination of material injury or threat of material injury within 45 days.

As with any proceeding, participation is very important to protect your rights. We urge anyone that imports ceramic tile pay close attention to this case and to ensure that all appropriate steps are taken to mitigate any damage.

Diaz Trade Law will continue to monitor this case and share updates. For more information or questions get in touch with us at 305-456-3830 or info@diaztradelaw.com.

 

 

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 provides guidance on reporting indicators of compromise related to cyberattacks 
    • The guidance encourages industry to report indicators of compromise to CBP so that the agency can limit the impact of a cyber-attack and more quickly reconnect CBP systems access for impacted parties. 
  • CBP & Canon USA announce partnership against counterfeit products 
    • Under the partnership, Canon will donate 328 verification tools to CBP cargo and mail facilities to aid in authenticating a variety of Canon merchandise.  
  • At the port of Rochester, N.Y., CBP officers found several shipments that contained multiple “designer” clothing, shoes, handbags and watches, as well as Airpods and NBA branded rookie cards.  
    • All the items were determined to be not authentic and were seized. Had these items been genuine, the total MSRP value would be approximately $408,805 dollars. 
  • CBP officers seize counterfeit designer watches worth over $50,000. 
  • CBP sets […]
By |2024-04-26T15:42:46-04:00April 26, 2024|Snapshot|0 Comments

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