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Efforts to implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement that World Trade Organization members concluded in Bali, Indonesia, last December are in jeopardy after India signaled that it will not support a move to add the TFA to the WTO Agreement until there is more concrete progress on its priority issue of food security.
The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants (including express carriers, passenger carriers, heavy all-cargo carriers and freight forwarders) submit a subset of the required advance air cargo data to CBP at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States.
Representatives from U.S Customs and Border Protection, partner government agencies and the trade community, including Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg’s Lee Sandler, are working to modernize the entry summary and revenue collection process to align with current business practices.
Among other things, the report finds that children’s highest exposures to phthalates come through food, beverages and drugs via direct ingestion and not via toys and personal care products.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced July 23 its initial selections for 16 new public-private partnerships that will allow approved private sector and state and local government entities to reimburse CBP for expanded services to improve processing and inspection times for incoming commercial and cargo traffic.
The United States and the European Union concluded their sixth round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership July 18 with little indication of any substantial progress.
Lawmakers have been critical of the large amount of AD/CV duties that have gone uncollected by CBP, which is approaching a cumulative $2 billion, and again are seeking ways to address the “trade fraud and evasion … widespread in many commodity sectors” that they believe are major contributors to this problem.
A joint report issued by the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development July 19 finds that global value chains are becoming increasingly influential in determining future patterns of trade and foreign direct investment.
The House of Representatives approved July 16 legislation that includes provisions reflecting lawmakers’ concerns about pending Consumer Product Safety Commission proposals on voluntary recalls of defective consumer goods and information disclosures.
The National Freight Advisory Committee has submitted to the Department of Transportation dozens of recommendations for consideration in the development of a National Freight Strategic Plan that will implement and advance the National Freight Policy and Goals established under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
The International Trade Commission has announced that Aug. 1 is the deadline for submitting petitions to create or modify non-legal statistical reporting categories of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. (for imports) and Schedule B (for exports).
U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that the first release of Deployment D of new functionality within the Automated Commercial Environment was successfully implemented on July 12. Features in this deployment include the following.
The following trade-related bills have recently been introduced in the House and/or Senate.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative reports that aspects of U.S. countervailing duty policy were again called into question this week in a World Trade Organization case filed by China. In what USTR said was “a broad challenge” against 17 separate CV duty investigations, a WTO dispute settlement panel issued a “mixed result” similar to the one delivered in a separate but also wide-ranging case involving CV duty orders on steel products from India.
A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel has issued a “mixed result” in a challenge against U.S. countervailing duties against certain steel products from India, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
The sixth meeting of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue between the U.S. and China, held in Beijing July 9-10, featured discussions on a wide range of trade-related topics but few concrete results.
The EGA will build on commitments by members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum to reduce tariffs on a list of 54 environmental goods to five percent or less by the end of 2015 and will explore a wide range of additional products.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposed this week potentially far-reaching changes that could make it more difficult for importers to substantiate claims under the cost-saving First Sale Rule.