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CBP’s First Monthly Trade News Snapshot is Available

The CBP issued its first monthly publication, the Monthly Trade News Snapshot.  The Snapshot is an overview of the latest updates on CBP’s trade facilitation and enforcement efforts around the globe.  It replaces the CBP’s quarterly Trade Enforcement Bulletin. This issue of the Snapshot discusses, among other things, the simplified Drawback and the USMCA.  For […]

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China
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Instructions on Importing Products with 301 Exclusions

Last week, the CBP issued instructions on submitting entries to CBP containing products granted exclusions by USTR from the Section 301 measures.  We posted about Section 301 previously, and here is the most recent related post.  Per the CBP, the exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex to 83 FR […]

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CBP Extends Import Restrictions on Bulgarian Archaeological Artifacts

January 14, 2019: the CBP published a final rule in the Federal Register, extending import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Bulgaria.  The restrictions in effect were set to expire on January 14, 2019. The extension will ensure that they will continue in force. For details and definitions of which items are included in […]

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China
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CBP Continues Import Restrictions on Archaeological Artifacts from China

January 14, 2019: the CBP published a final rule in the Federal Register, extending import restrictions on certain archaeological material from China. The restrictions in effect were set to expire on January 14, 2019. With the extension in place, the import restrictions will now continue in effect. For details and definitions of which items are included in this […]

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Revised Drawback Rules- Just Published

December 18, 2018: The Treasury Department and the CBP published in the Federal Register a revised, simplified drawback rules Notice.   For a copy of the updated rules, click here.  According to the notice, the document adopts as final, with changes, proposed amendments to the CBP regulations implementing changes to the drawback regulations, as directed by the […]

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DOJ: Customs Officer Indicted – Theft of Federal Funds, False Statements

December 13, 2018: DOJ issued a Release noting that a CBP Officer from Conroe, Texas, was indicted and charged with converting federal funds to his own use and with making materials misrepresentations to the CBP.  Per the Release,  “Daniel Lerchbacker, 35, of Conroe, Texas, was charged with three counts of theft for allegedly failing to […]

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CBP Guidance to Importers on Antidumping Reimbursement Certificates

Last week, the CBP issued a guidance for AD reimbursement certificates.  Prior to liquidation and the assessment of antidumping (AD) duties, the importer is required to file a certificate advising whether it has entered into an agreement to receives or received reimbursement of antidumping duties assessed against the importer. Failure to provide this statement results […]

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CBP: Reminder for Drawback Filers

The CBP issued a notice for manual drawback filers on December 6, 2018 reminding the filers that paper drawback claims will no longer be accepted after February 22th, 2019.   Accordingly, all Drawback Claims will have to be filed electronically.  For various options available to filers, click here.

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Section 301 and Substantial Transformation; Court of International Trade; CBP Rulings

Can you avoid section 301 duties if your Chinese components are assembled in a third country and then imported into the US?  Recently, this question was explored.  The outcome seems to be that, the fact-specific question of “substantial transformation” has to be answered first.  In 2016, the Court of International Trade ruled that a mere […]

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Want to Import into the States? Here’s Your Starter Kit

The Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers a nice database of information for those wondering how to import merchandise into the States.  To gain a basic understanding, visit their resource site.

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