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U.S. and Mexican government officials announced Dec. 13 the expansion of a pilot project that will see U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexico’s Servicio de Administracion Tributaria performing outbound joint cargo clearance and examinations at Arizona’s Port of Nogales.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expanding the types of entries that may be corrected by filing a post-summary correction and making other changes to its ongoing tests of PSCs and periodic monthly statements. These modifications will be effective as of Jan. 14, 2017.
Costs associated with imported articles or inputs might no longer be deductible from corporate income taxes under a controversial proposal being developed by congressional Republicans. There are currently few details on how this concept might be implemented, but with the GOP controlling the House, Senate, and White House and intent on passing the most sweeping reforms to the U.S. tax code in 30 years it is likely to see further discussion and refinement.
Three private-sector teams working under a Federal Maritime Commission initiative have concluded that a national portal providing critical information to supply chain actors would help address the congestion and related bottlenecks experienced at ports and other points in the U.S. supply chain in recent years.
New permitting, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements are being imposed for imports of certain fish and fish products identified as being at particular risk of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing or seafood fraud under a new final rule from the National Marine Fisheries Service.
The International Trade Commission has issued a reminder that miscellaneous trade bill petitions seeking import tariff suspensions or reductions must be filed by 5:15 p.m. EDT Dec. 12 and that late filings will not be accepted. MTB petitions (including those revised to address deficiencies) filed on or after Dec. 13 or filed improperly will have to wait until October 2019 for another opportunity to be considered.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that as of Dec. 1 claims of evasion of antidumping or countervailing duties may be submitted via CBP’s revised e-Allegations web portal. In addition, such claims must be filed via this portal starting Dec. 15.
Readying for deployment of the International Trade Data System, defense exports, and wildlife trade are among the topics of proposed and final regulations set forth in the semiannual regulatory agendas recently issued by a number of federal agencies, including the departments of State, Justice, and the Treasury, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Food and Drug Administration.
A performance standard for authorizing fruit and vegetable imports, poultry from China, and genetically modified organisms are among the topics of proposed and final regulations set forth in the Department of Agriculture’s most recent semiannual regulatory agenda.
New rules on export controls, antidumping proceedings, and arms embargoes are among the items listed on the Department of Commerce’s most recent semiannual regulatory agenda. This online resource lists the following regulations affecting international trade that could be issued within the next year as well as rulemaking proceedings that have been in process for some time and are not as likely to see further progress in the near term.
The departments of Homeland Security and the Treasury have issued their semiannual regulatory agendas, which list the following regulations affecting international trade that could be issued within the next year as well as rulemaking proceedings that have been in process for some time and are not as likely to see further progress in the near term.
Trade retaliation in the form of millions of dollars’ worth of intellectual property rights violations could be imposed against the U.S. if it does not resolve a long-running World Trade Organization dispute over online gambling by the end of 2016. Officials of the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, which won the right to retaliate against the U.S. a decade ago, issued this warning at a Nov. 24 meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body.