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On 02/15/2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of lifting the suspension of antidumping duties on truck and bus tires from China. The notice is effective February 15, 2019 and supersedes any previous instructions terminating the antidumping duty.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented its Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) requirements for cargo entering the country following the completion of a pilot program. In the final ruling, DHS required air cargo data be submitted to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before the aircraft is loaded, differing from previous requirements that the information be provided four hours before arrival. Previously a voluntary process (in which many airlines already participated), the program is now mandatory for airlines flying inbound to the United States. This is a necessary measure as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to raise the bar on aviation security worldwide.
The U.S. Mexico Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) could require that changes to existing law are necessary to bring the U.S. into compliance with several obligations under the new trade agreement. Legislation to implement the USMCA could be introduced and considered by Congress within the next few months.
An announcement was made by the USTR that India (the biggest recipient of the Generalized System of Preferences) will be terminated from the program after the mandatory 60-day waiting period. Additionally, Turkey (which is the fifth-largest beneficiary of the program) is being terminated because its economy has developed sufficiently that it should no longer benefit from preferential market access.
In December, President Trump decided to postpone the additional China Section 301 tariff increase until March 2, 2019. The tariffs, which cover $200 billion in Chinese imports, were set to increase from 10% duty to 25% duty. It was announced on February 24th that the scheduled increase has now been delayed until further notice.
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Date: April 30 – May 1, 2019
Location: Irvine, CA
This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counselling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR.
2019 Winter Back to Basics Conference
Date: July 8-10, 2019
Location: National Harbor, MD
This conference will provide information on exporting articles on the United States Munitions List (USML) and the Commerce Control List (CCL) and the associated defense services and technology. This conference is ideal for newcomers to export licensing, as they will be provided with a step-by-step guide to using the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Traveling internationally anytime soon? Think twice before coming back with a switchblade in your pocket!
Before you return to the United States with a switchblade knife you should know that your local police jurisdiction might have regulations. Also, switchblade knives are prohibited and may be subject to seizure upon entry into the United States EXCEPT for those imported by a one-armed person. CFR19 12.98.