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The report’s findings with respect to China and Korea could provide ammunition for U.S. lawmakers seeking to include provisions to address currency manipulation in a trade promotion authority bill that could be introduced by the end of the month.
A CBP press release states that the agency’s “Vision and Strategy 2020” focuses on four goals: combat terrorism and transnational organized crime, advance comprehensive border security and border management, enhance U.S. economic competitiveness by enabling lawful trade and travel, and promote organizational integration, innovation and agility.
The Food and Drug Administration is accepting comments through June 8 on a proposed rule that would make a number of changes to the system through which foreign and domestic food facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food for consumption in the U.S. register with the FDA.
President Obama issued April 1 an executive order allowing the U.S. to impose economic sanctions against foreign individuals or entities using cyber-enabled activities in an effort to harm critical U.S. infrastructure, damage U.S. computer systems and steal U.S. trade secrets or sensitive information.
Watches and jewelry overtook handbags and wallets as the most seized commodity by value, wearing apparel continued to be the most seized item, and China and Hong Kong continued to account for nearly all of the value of IPR seizures.
The NTE report covers the most important barriers, including those that may be consistent with international trade rules (e.g., very high tariffs), affecting U.S. exports to 58 countries, the European Union, Taiwan, Hong Kong and one regional body.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced Phase II of the transition of operational trade functions from ports of entry to the Centers of Excellence and Expertise. To learn more about CEEs and the benefits they offer for importers, click here to access our on-demand webinar.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is inviting comments through June 1 on electronic air, ocean and rail export manifests, which will be pilot tested this year in the run-up to the first deadline for mandatory use of the Automated Commercial Environment.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske recently gave an overview of CBP’s activities and achievements in 2014 as well as some areas of focus for the future.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently overturned a $7.5 million port-issued penalty, along with a $3.7 million duty demand, against an importer charged with negligence by making false NAFTA tariff preference claims.
As of March 1, CBP is now allowing ACE-participating brokers and importers to file simplified entries for release of cargo subject to an antidumping or countervailing duty proceeding (type 03 entries) in the air, ocean, rail and truck modes of transportation.
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U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman and European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström released a joint statement March 20 refuting arguments that trade pacts such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trade in Services Agreement now under negotiation could limit governments’ ability to provide or regulate public services.