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In the News: CBP Penalties, USMCA, Distilled Spirits, Brexit

Thursday, February 07, 2019
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Cross-border trucks risk stepped-up CBP penalties

“‘Because most trucking companies along on the southern border rely on a U.S. or Mexican broker to file their manifests, it will be the trucker, not the broker, that will be fined for not filing electronically,’ Tom Gould, senior director for customs and international trade at the law firm of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, told FreightWaves.”

[Freight Waves]

Industry cites new challenge to USMCA over duty-free levels

“The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will face tougher challenges in Congress if the Trump administration includes language in implementing legislation that would make it more expensive to import goods valued at $800 or less, industry sources said.”

[Bloomberg Law]

U.S., UK sign continuity agreements on wine and distilled spirits

“The U.S.-UK agreement on trade in wine … includes commitments regarding winemaking practices and labeling requirements. … The U.S.-UK agreement on the mutual recognition of certain distilled spirits/spirits drinks will continue the recognition of the names Scotch whisky, Irish whisky, Tennessee whisky, Bourbon whisky, and Bourbon in bilateral trade following the UK’s exit from the EU.”

[USTR]

UK to ease customs checks on EU goods in event of no deal Brexit

“Most goods arriving from the European Union will be allowed into Britain without full customs checks for at least three months if it leaves the bloc without an exit deal, the British government said on Monday.”

[Reuters]

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