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The US Trade Representative notified Congress of the Administrations intent to enter into negotiations with the Republic of Kenya for a U.S.-Kenya trade agreement. The Administration's aim in negotiations with Kenya is to address both tariff and non-tariff barriers and to achieve free, fair, and reciprocal trade.
The new USMCA Trade Agreement will be entering into force in just a few months! CBP has published an interim implementation instructions guide.
BIS 2020 Annual Conference on Export Controls
Date: June 29-July 1, 2020
Location: Washington DC
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will hold the 33rd Annual Conference on Export Controls in Washington, D.C. on June 29 - July 1, 2020. The conference attracts experts from industry, academia, and government from around the world to learn and exchange ideas about export control issues. It is one of the Bureau’s most notable export control outreach events.
GTEC 2020 – SAVE THE DATE!
Date: August 3-4th, 2020
Location: Chicago IL
The NCBFAA Educational Institute invites all global logistics professionals to its 6th Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G·TEC). This two-day event that will give customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI, service providers, importers, exporters and all global logistics professionals an opportunity to update themselves on industry developments and connect with colleagues new and old.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress on April 24th that the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement will enter into force on July 1, 2020. Following that notification to Congress, the U.S. certified to Mexico and Canada that it's ready for the NAFTA replacement to take effect.
Do you have questions about importing and exporting PPE?
On April 22nd, JAS USA Compliance held a webinar that provided helpful information regarding importing and exporting PPE. Do listen to the audio version of the webinar, please CLICK HERE!
The Commerce Department is proposing new regulations that would create an Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System. Similar to the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System in place since 2005, the new scheme would require importers of aluminum or their customs brokers to submit information in an online portal to obtain an automatically issued license, then submit the license number with entry summary documentation. Comments are being accepted on this new regulation until May 29.
JAS USA Compliance is receiving questions regarding the importing and exporting materials related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be sure to visit our website for resources, frequently asked questions, client advisories and presentations at www.jas.com/compliance-solutions
Spring is here and is awakening the inner gardener in many of us! Gardening provides not only a beautiful appearance, it also provides many health benefits. Gardening increases exposure to vitamin D, offers mood-boasting benefits and is an enjoyable aerobic exercise!
The gardening industry is a lucrative market that expands across multiple continents! To read about the 2019 gardening import and export statistics, click here!