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News & Insights from JAS Worldwide Compliance

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July 2020

July 9, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced that there are 100 products that were on the first Section 301 exclusion list and will expire today.  Among these products are electric motors, pump parts, construction equipment, agricultural vehicles, hubs, bearings, capacitors, switches, and dental x-ray equipment.  Please click below to access the list of tariffs that are due to expire.

Webinars & Events July 2020
July 7, 2020

GTEC 2020

The Show Must Go On(line)!!!  

Date:  August 3-4th, 2020

Location:  VIRTUAL

The NCBFAA Educational Institute invites all global logistics professionals to its 6th Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G·TEC). This two-day event will be held online and  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.



Date:  October 1-4, 2020

Location: VIRTUAL

This conference offers opportunity to meet people in the global logistics industry. It will consist of panels, roundtable discussions and town hall meetings on relevant topics to keep you informed on the latest industry issues and trends.  


Know Before You Go! Tidbits!
July 7, 2020

​It is officially summer and hurricane season!  More families are resorting to road travel this year due to Covid-19 restrictions and are looking for new travel ideas as we all adjust to our “new norms!”  As you are planning for summer vacation and travel, The U.S. Census Bureau publishes timely statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness, and recovery efforts.  The “OnTheMap for Emergency Management Tool” is a live and interactive easy to use tool that provides information on disasters, natural hazards, and weather events across the United States.  So, before you go on that road trip be sure to check your destination HERE!

Have Questions About the U.S. Australia Free Trade Agreement?
July 7, 2020

CBP has published a list of frequently asked questions regarding the U.S. Australia Free Trade Agreement.  The FAQ’s answers questions related to claims of preferential tariff treatment, certification of origin, documentation, verification and more!  Click HERE to read more!

JAS USA Compliance Conducts Webinar on USMCA
July 7, 2020

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is the trade agreement that is scheduled to replace NAFTA and enter into force effective July 1, 2020.  JAS USA Compliance held a webinar to discuss an overview of the trade agreement and provided resources and helpful information regarding the implementation of the agreement.  To listen to the audio of the webinar and access the certification template form, please visit our website by clicking HERE!

Hong Kong Restrictions
July 7, 2020

H​The U.S Department of State and U.S. Department of Commerce have issued statements that the United States will end exports of U.S. origin defense equipment to Hong Kong.  The U.S. will also take steps towards imposing the same restrictions on U.S. defense and dual-use technologies as it does for China.   Preferential treatment to Hong Kong (including the availability of export license exceptions) are suspended.  Further action to eliminate differential treatment is also being evaluated.

Hong Kong Restrictions Advisory
UPDATE - Amendment of Export Regulations for Shipments to China, Russia, & Venezuela
July 7, 2020

On June 8th, an advisory was released announcing that the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) was amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to expand license requirements on certain exports.  The amendment requires a license for the exports, reexports, and transfer of items intended for military use destined for China, Russia, or Venezuela.  It broadens the list of items for which the licensing requirements and review policy apply and expands the definition of “military end use.”

There has been an amendment to the regulation to extend some of the ECCN requirements until September 2020.  

Effective June 29th certain ECCN’s are subject to the new rule while other will be subject to the new rule effective September 27th.  

To see the full list:

Amendment of Export Regulations Advisory
Information on Deployment of New Electronic Vessel Manifest Confidentiality Online Application, Now Available
July 7, 2020

​On May 22, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deployed an automated online application for submitting electronic vessel manifest confidentiality requirements. This enhancement will enable ocean carriers, importers, exporters, and consignees utilizing ocean transportation to manage their own confidentiality requests electronically via the online application, located on

The new online application is now available and can be accessed on the Electronic Vessel Manifest Confidentiality Web-page by clicking HERE!

USTR Request Comments for the Extension of List 4A Product Exclusions
July 6, 2020

The USTR is requesting comments regarding the extension of Section 301 product exclusions for imports from China from List 4a (the $300 billion list) set to expire September 1, 2020. On list 4A, a 15% duty tariff was applied to products imported from China effective September 1, 2019 and was decreased to 7.5% duty effective February 14, 2020. Comments will be accepted between July 1st and July 30th.  All comments must be submitted through the web portal.

Access the Portal to Submit Comments Here
CSMS #43085058 - Initiation of ADCVD Investigations: Lawn Mowers and Parts Thereof from China and Vietnam
July 6, 2020

The Department of Commerce initiated its less-than-fair-value and countervailing duty investigations on certain walk-behind lawn mowers and parts thereof from China and Vietnam.  The scope of the investigation covers certain mowers whether self-propelled or non-self-propelled, finished or unfinished, assembled or unassembled, and containing any additional features that provide for functions in addition to mowing.  A-552-830 (Vietnam), A-570-129 (China) and C-570-130 (China) are the assigned case numbers.

Read the Entire Scope of the Case

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