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The first miscellaneous trade bill process in six years is set to get underway Oct. 14 when the International Trade Commission starts accepting public petitions for import duty suspensions or reductions as directed by the MTB reform bill approved by Congress and signed into law earlier this year. Each approved duty modification can result in savings of up to $500,000 per year.
The Department of Homeland Security is requesting public input by Nov. 10 on existing significant regulations, including customs and international trade rules, that it should consider as candidates for streamlining or repeal.
CBP encourages stakeholders to closely examine their supply chains to ensure that imported goods are not produced with prohibited forms of labor. A recent agency fact sheet lists steps that can assist companies in this effort.
The Federal Maritime Commission recently provided the following information concerning cargo being transported by Hanjin Shipping, a major ocean carrier that has declared bankruptcy.
A global provider of pharmaceutical and consumer health care products has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that it violated the internal controls and books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when its China-based subsidiaries engaged in pay-to-prescribe schemes to increase sales.
The “Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2015” report focuses on changes in U.S. exports and imports of agricultural and manufacturing goods and key natural resources as well as changes in U.S. trade with Brazil, Russia, Canada, Mexico, and parties to the ongoing Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations.
If this projection is realized, 2016 will mark the sixth consecutive year in which annual trade growth has been below three per cent and the slowest pace of trade growth since the global financial crisis reached its peak in 2009.
Empowered by authorities granted by Congress and spurred by a recent report critical of past efforts, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is moving quickly to implement a new process to combat the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duties. An Oct. 6 ST&R webinar will review recent developments and how importers can best reduce their potential liability.
CBP is now targeting January 2017 for the transition and will provide additional clarification regarding the precise date in the coming weeks.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted to its website information indicating that on Sept. 16 it issued a withhold release order against imported peeled garlic produced by Hongchang Fruits & Vegetable Products Co. Ltd. in China due to concerns that it is being produced with forced labor.
The International Trade Commission has adopted interim regulations on the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions under the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, which reformed the miscellaneous trade bill process.
U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman said the subsidies have resulted in lost U.S. exports worth tens of billions of dollars and called on the EU to end the subsidies “immediately.” However, EU officials said parts of the decision were “unsatisfactory,” suggesting an appeal may be forthcoming.