Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot
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by Jennifer Diaz
1w ago
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.&nb ..read more
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Out Now! Episode 10 of Law Sh!t You Should Know Featuring DTL President Jennifer Diaz
Diaz Trade Law
by Jennifer Diaz
1w ago
Out now! Episode 10 of Law Sh!t You Should Know featuring DTL President Jennifer Diaz. The episode dives deep into the complex world of international trade and covers a variety of topics including duties, trademark recordations, forced labor, seizures, classification, anti dumping and countervailing duties, importers of record, and more. Watch below or listen here ..read more
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ICYMI: BIS Updates Boycott Requester List
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by Jennifer Diaz
1w ago
The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published its first quarterly update of the Boycott Requester List. The list notifies companies, freight forwarders, financial entities, and individuals of potential sources of boycott-related requests that they may receive. Background on Boycott Requests BIS is charged with enforcing anti-boycott laws under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The laws prohibit U.S. companies from taking actions in furtherance of a boycott maintained by a foreign country against a country friendly to the United States. Common boycott r ..read more
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Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot
Diaz Trade Law
by Jennifer Diaz
1w ago
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 pro ..read more
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Trade News: New Petition Filed Against Low Speed Personal Transportation Vehicles from China
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by Jennifer Diaz
2w ago
The American Personal Transportation Vehicle Manufacturers Coalition filed petitions for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) duties on the imports of certain low speed personal transportation vehicles (“CLSPTV”) from China. Full list of exporters here. Full list of importers here. Background on AD/CVD Investigations Antidumping duty (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) investigations are brought jointly by the U.S. International Trade Commission (“USITC”) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”). AD investigations are triggered when a domestic industry alleges t ..read more
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ICYMI: Congress Doubles the Statute of Limitations for Sanctions Violations
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by Jennifer Diaz
2w ago
On April 24, 2024, President Biden signed into law H.R. 815, an emergency supplemental appropriations bill that included spending for Israel and Ukraine, along with other priorities such as data protection from foreign adversaries. Within the fentanyl trafficking section, the bill included a provision that doubles the statute of limitations for all sanctions violations from five to 10 years. It also extended the limitation for certain export control violations such as biological weapon proliferation. Impact This policy change will change how exporters keep records, maintain compliance programs ..read more
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Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot
Diaz Trade Law
by Jennifer Diaz
2w ago
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 ..read more
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Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot
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by Jennifer Diaz
3w ago
Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:      Customs and Border Protection (CBP)   The next Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) quarterly public meeting will take place Wednesday, June 26, 2024, in Long Beach, CA from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.   Beginning July 1, Laredo CBP will begin enforcing penalties for any discrepancies in manifests.   CBP announces Chris Leon as the new Area Port Director for San Luis Port, Arizona.  Department of Commerce   Commerce announces ..read more
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MoCRA Enforcement is Right Around the Corner! Are You Ready? 
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by Jennifer Diaz
1M ago
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to start enforcing the requirements of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) on July 1, 2024. Manufacturers, distributors, or packers of cosmetic products must comply with the requirements to avoid an enforcement action.  MoCRA Background  In recent years, the cosmetics industry has experienced exponential growth, with new products being introduced almost daily. The average American consumer uses six to 12 cosmetics products daily. This growth has resulted in a need for more comprehensive regulation of cosmetic products to ..read more
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Customs and Trade News Weekly Snapshot
Diaz Trade Law
by Jennifer Diaz
1M ago
Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade news:      Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  Statement from CBP Acting Commissioner Troy Miller on new efforts to enhance enforcement and prevent exploitation in the de minimis environment. Harmonized Systems Update – 301 exclusion extensions. CBP at the Rochester, NY Port of Entry seized counterfeit designer clothing, shoes, and watches valued at $1.6M.  Department of Commerce  Electrolux Consumer Products, Inc. filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on large top moun ..read more
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