6165 Barfield Road
Atlanta GA, 30328
Tel: +1 (770)688-1206
Fax: +1 (770)688-1229
Did you know that the Super Bowl featured players from 33 different states and five countries? Click HERE to review the Census data and demographics to see if anyone from your hometown was in the game! Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs!
Cheese trays can be nice holidays gifts! Did you bring any back with you from your holiday travels? If you did, did TSA inspect your bag? They probably did!!! Did you know that cheese can look just like a bomb when it is passed through the TSA Xray screens? “A block of cheese could be indistinguishable from C4. There is no difference on the screen. Meats too. All organic products look orange on the display and look like explosives.” Reported a TSA agent. C4 is a common variety of a plastic explosive that could be harmful in an explosion
Ready to relax at the pool? Do you have a life jacket? Don't leave the country with it!
Life jackets are meant to save lives, but did you know that according to the EAR, life jackets are potentially dangerous objects that can't be taken outside of the U.S. without an export license!
Do you have an item that may require an export license? Export license applications and commodity classification requests can be submitted online through a system known as SNAP-R.
The Bureau of Industry & Security has also made new updates to the system May 2018!
Did you know ……September is the only month with the same number of letters in its name as the number of the month: it is the NINTH month and has NINE letters!
Additionally, the first day of fall is in September. As the weather cools down, it is the perfect time to indulge in some of the most popular fall flavored coffee, tea, and spices! Coffee, tea, and spices are classified in chapter NINE of the Schedule B and HTS Tariff book!!!!
Did you know ……Watermelons are not a fruit but a vegetable? They belong to the cucumber family of vegetables and is one of the summer’s best treats!
The United States is the 3rd largest exporter of watermelon by dollar value. For exporting purposes, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule for watermelon is found in chapter 08 of the HTS.
Did you know ……The first women’s swimsuit was created in the 1800’s. It came with a pair of bloomers.
For customs purposes, if swimsuits are imported with an accompanying swimsuit cover that matches the swimsuit in design, the two items cannot be imported as a set and must be imported as two separate items for classification purposes.
Do you know which foods are exempt from the FSVP (Final Rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Program)?
May 27, 2017 the Food & Drug Administration will begin implementation of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program also known as FSVP. There are several foods that are exempt which are as follows:
Food Safety Modernization Act Wizard is a FREE compliance tool!
Did you know that there is a free, online tool designed by Registrar Corp to assist companies in assessing their U.S. FDA compliance issues, possible requirements and deadlines under five Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Rules:
Red Flag Indicators for an Export Transaction. There are certain actions that could be an indicator that further investigation may be required prior to proceeding with an export transaction. If you notice any of these actions, it could be a red flag!
Please be sure to check out the detailed list of red flag indicators to an export transaction on our flyer!
How well do you understand routed export transactions?
Routed export transactions are a much discussed topic. Therefore, the U.S. Census Bureau has revisited this topic and have provided helpful tips on remaining compliant if you’re involved in a routed export transaction.
To review the helpful tips on routed export transactions click the button below.
Are you a compliant traveler?
Things NOT to Do on an Airplane
As we approach the holiday season, the goal is to not only be safe but to also be as pleasant as possible.
However, sometimes we get in our own way!
JAS Compliance would like to give you a few helpful tips on what not to do if you are on an airplane and make your travel easier.
Happy Holidays and Safe Travels to you this Holiday Season!
2.5% or free of duty? It can represent a large sum if the value is high and or the volume of entries is strong. But picking harmonized tariff codes based on duty rates is not only incorrect, it is against the laws that govern trade. The HTSUS (harmonized tariff schedule of the United States) is not a guide, it is a legal document backed with “teeth.” Failing to effectively classify commodities can lead to CF28’s (requests for information), CF29’s (notices of action often increasing the duty liabilities to the importer), focused assessments and audits. All of these are efficiency killers in today’s modern fast paced supply chain environment.
CF28’s take time and resources to provide appropriate answers to CBP. CF29’s take time and resources to review, rebut and sometimes to apply subsequent payments to an entry that may already be completed and closed in the books. Focused assessments and audits are a whole new level of resource taxing for an importer compared to CF28’s and 29’s.
So what can importers do?
First of all, importers should begin classifying according to the General Rules of Interpretation codified in the HTSUS. These rules provide the framework to follow a process to obtain correct HTS codes.
Second, importers should assess they database of commodities and determine items which need to be re-assessed.
Finally, an assessment of CF28’s and CF29’s should be examined. How many have been received in the past 12 months? How many have been answered? What items were affected by the requests? Have those items been updated inside the internal databases of the importer?
JAS Forwarding USA Inc. Compliance Team is experienced in all of these questions. We have solved these problems and can help. Contact us today and we will assist to analyze risk in this arena as well as others!
Anti-dumping and countervailing duties are assessed in an honest attempt to help level the playing field for US manufacturers. This is an important function and CBP is committed to aggressive action to protect the interests of US industry. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties do have effectiveness and as a result CBP has seen an increase in evasion tactics in some areas of the trade community. Evasion tactics have included fraudulent country of origin and shipping documentation etc. This behavior by some in the trade community is rather costly to the country. Keep in mind that ADD/CVD exists to encourage buyers to source items subject to these duties from US sources or sources that are using free market pricing strategies. The August 2016 Government Accountability Report notes that in the past 15 years, $2.3 billion were not collected in ADD/CVD. That is an average of $150+ million per year! That is also a bunch of US manufacturers being harmed by these questionable evasive practices.
New regulations empower competing importers and federal agencies to call importers out for suspicion of evasive practices with regards to ADD/CVD. Now is a good time for importers to engage in self-assessment and determine what risk(s) there may be. Internal audits and continuous improvement of internal compliance processes is a mitigating factor when CBP considers penalties for importers.
Do you have self-audits regularly scheduled? Do you have extensive experience investigating applicability of ADD/CVD? We at JAS USA Inc. Compliance team have tackled these issues over and over again. We pride ourselves in being educators and showing our valuable clients the right way to handle the sometimes uncomfortable positions these types of issues can create. We are experts at building customized compliance plans, manuals and auditing schedules. Contact us today and we will be glad to help you mitigate risk!
TSA (Transportation Security Administration) plays a critical role in protecting the US transportation systems with the goal of ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce (TSA Mission Statement). All of us as members of the trade community have a role in this effort.
JAS Forwarding USA Inc. Compliance team strives to foster exceptional cooperation and partnering with government agencies involved in our daily business activities. TSA is one of those key agencies!
JAS Forwarding USA Inc.’s commitment is displayed by participating in specific operational training at TSA’s request.
JAS is honored to support TSA in its newest See Something Say Something Campaign. Homeland Security is in the process of rolling out a pilot program for K9s, and are using trade community facilities as a setting for this training. K9s are one of the many integral layers of screening employed by TSA to ensure that our transportation networks are kept safe from threats. Both our JAS Forwarding USA Inc. Charleston, SC and Atlanta, GA locations have been used for this endeavor. These branch locations exemplify our policy of cooperation and informed compliance. All of our staff in our branch locations strategically placed around the USA are well trained and corporately supported in TSA regulations.
Questions? Contact us today and let’s see how we can manage risk together!
What is the difference between Schedule B Codes (for exports) and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (for imports)?
All of the imports and export codes used by the United States are based on the Harmonized Tariff System (HTS). The HTS assigns 6-digit codes for general categories. Countries which use the HTS are allowed to define commodities at a more detailed level than 6-digits, but all definitions must be within that 6-digit framework. The U.S. defines products using 10-digit HTS codes. Exports codes (which the U.S. calls Schedule B) are administered by the U.S. Census Bureau. Import codes are administered by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC).
Did you know that per 15 CFR 758.6, a destination control statement is required on the invoice, bill(s) of lading or other export control documents accompanying shipments from US origin? This is required for all exports of items on the Commerce Control List that are NOT classified as EAR99, unless the export can be made under a license exception (BAG-baggage or GFT- Gifts as defined in part 740 of the EAR).
Currently, the statement must say at a minimum: “These commodities, technology or software were exported from the United States in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations. Diversions contrary to U.S. law is prohibited” (15 CFR 758.6).
These regulations have been revised and the requirement will change. The new changes to 15 CFR 758.6 will be effective on November 15, 2016. According the Federal Register published on August 17, 2016, the final rule implements changes which were proposed on May 22, 2015. The stated goal of these revisions is “Harmonization of the Destination Control Statements.” Per the summary of the Federal Register entry, “This final rule revises the destination control statement in 758.6 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to harmonize the statement required for the export of items subject to the EAR with the destination control statement in 22 CFR 123.9(b)(1) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations" (ITAR).
The revised regulation clearly states “The exporter must incorporate the following information as an integral part of the commercial invoice whenever items on the Commerce Control List are shipped (i.e., exported in tangible form), unless the shipment (i.e., the tangible export) may be made under License Exception BAG or GFT (see part 740 of the EAR) or the item is designated as EAR99.” Yes it is similar to what we have already discussed in the opening paragraph. However, note the language is specifying that the “exporter” must action this requirement.
The new statement as defined in revised 15 CFR 758.6 effective November 15, 2016 is: “These items are controlled by the U.S. Government and authorized for export only to the country of ultimate destination for use by the ultimate consignee or end-user(s) herein identified. They may not be resold, transferred, or otherwise disposed of, to any other country or to any person other than the authorized ultimate consignee or end-user(s), either in their original form or after being incorporated into other items, without first obtaining approval from the U.S. government or as otherwise authorized by U.S. law and regulations.”
Are you ready to meet this requirement? JAS Forwarding USA Inc. Compliance Team is working to ensure that our bill of lading’s language has been adjusted to comply with these revised regulations. We can help you too. Contact us today and let’s work on some risk management together!
JAS Forwarding USA Inc. was excited to host all of our USA Customs Brokerage Managers at our Atlanta, GA Corporate Campus last week. For two days, key licensed brokers from JAS Forwarding USA branch locations sat in a room together with our Corporate Compliance team and discussed current topics in the industry. This was an exciting time of interactive learning. Our group was eager to discuss and learn from each other on some very timely topics such as antidumping/countervailing duties, auditing strategies, training entry writers, reporting and many other topics our clients are facing.
The risks in the import sector continue to increase and Customs is ramping up information requests, actions, and enforcement. Education is an important part of compliance with US Customs regulations protecting the interests of the United States and ultimately our clients. JAS Forwarding USA Inc. Compliance Team is an advocate for continued education opportunities and is committed to assisting our internal team members in achieving excellence.
Did you know that JAS Forwarding USA Inc. Compliance Team can do external training too? We are prepared and equipped to educate our clients and assist in training to ensure excellence in compliance and risk management. Want to know more? Contact us and let’s learn together.
To many people, BIS sounds like many other government acronyms. BIS stands for Bureau of Industry and Security. The mandate of BIS is extremely important and worth taking a closer look at.
The BIS mission statement is to “Advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership.” That is quite a mission! Think of each of the key words in this mission statement and realize the impact this mandate has.
Exporting certain items from the U.S. to certain places in the world may present a national security risk. Items used for weapon production can be turned around and used against the U.S. both domestically and abroad. These concerns drive the creation and updating of the Entity Lists. It is worth re-iterating that the entity list exists because the BIS and other U.S. Government agencies have found cause to believe that somehow, those on the list may be a risk or related to something that poses a threat to our national security.
It is also important to note that just because a person/group/organization is on the entity list, it doesn’t necessarily prohibit trade with them. However, it does raise the flag and compel the trade professional to ensure that due diligence is exercised in vetting the person/group/organization and determining what regulatory steps should be taken and appropriate authorization obtained in order to legally proceed to trade with those on the entity list.
While things are constantly changing these days it is imperative that we remain vigilant and attuned to all the changes going on around the world. BIS is a key U.S. Government Agency charged with being an integral instrument of protecting the United States. The JAS USA Inc. Compliance Team understands the BIS mandate and are always willing to assist. Contact us and we will help!
Is there a difference between the Incoterms DDU and DAP?
DAP is the short form for “Delivered at Place” that was introduced in 2010. It is a term of agreement between a buyer and a seller much like DDU. DDU was removed from Incoterms 2010 and replaced with DAP; however, many traders continue to use DDU in their business documents. As a result, if traders use the terms in their business documents it is mandatory to mention “as per Incoterms 2000.” Otherwise, DAP terms are applicable.
Today’s business world moves at great speed. Although regulatory organizations do not always move with great speed, there are many of them out there making the rules. With all of these organizations comes what sometimes feels to the trade community like lots of changes in short periods of time.
While not all changes are earth shaking, some are. Some are so far reaching that they require the trade community to plan accordingly way ahead of time. How should the trade community keep up?
There are many ways to keep up. Newsletters, webinars and good old fashioned research are the most typical avenues. These are all good. There’s also the more intensive method of attending trade seminars. Physical seminars are invaluable in many ways including the classroom style presentation of content, and the simple truth that the opportunity to network in the trade community is often a pathway to great knowledge.
JAS Forwarding USA Inc. Compliance Team is excited to be one of the sponsors of this year’s Second Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G-TEC). This is a two day intensive training event in Atlanta, Georgia starting on August 8 and ending August 9, 2016. This is an exceptional opportunity for trade professionals including importers and exporters to interactively bring themselves up to date on relevant and well-timed content related to the trade community.
Join us at G-TEC and let’s get to know each other and learn together.
Click Here For More Information on G-TEC
What is a USPP?
Am I The U.S. Principal Party In Interest (“USPPI”)?
The USPPI, as defined in the Foreign Trade Regulations ("FTR"), is the person in the United States that receives the primary benefit, monetary or otherwise, of the export transaction. In other words, if you are the recipient of the purchase order from the overseas party for cargo that is exported and you are invoicing them for the product, you are the USPPI no matter what the terms of sale are.
What are my responsibilities as the USPPI?
Did you know there is no Chapter 77 of the HTS/SCH B?
The United States has adopted the Harmonized System as a basis of both its export classification system (Schedule B) and its import classification system (HTS). The Harmonized System consists of 22 sections divided into 97 chapters with chapter 77 intentionally left blank. Chapter 77 is blank and reserved for possible future use!
Episode 1 The CBP Office of Trade Control has joined together with Santa’s Workshop for an exiting new Series, CBP Trade Special Operation North pole. Check out the investigation and learn more about how all goods, even those from Santa’s Workshop, need to adhere to U.S. trade laws.
Did you know that more than 60% of the world's holiday accessories such as lights, come from China, not the North Pole as one might think. We of course know that these lights have to clear U.S. Customs & Border Protection, but did you know that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is also watching?
Indoors or outside, use only lights that have been tested for safety by a recognized testing laboratory, such as UL or ETL which indicates conformance with safety standards. Use only lights that have plugs containing fuses.
CIFIUS New Penalty Guidlines, National Risk Factors and More
December 7, 2022
2:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET
0.5 CCS Credit
On Oct 18th, TSA joined forces with Atlanta International Forwarders & Brokers Association (AIFBA) to put together a much needed “Aviation Air Cargo Industry” Day in Morrow GA. The line-up of speakers included officials from CBP, TSA, FAA, BIS and more. This sold-out event included attendees ranging from Forwarders, Brokers, Truckers, Airlines, Screening Facilities, Canine companies and more. With over 30 GOV officials in the room, attendees were able to easily connect and get much needed answers to numerous industry concerns regarding today’s air cargo sector. As a first-time event, it was a huge success and will likely become an annual affair. As a sponsor, JAS Forwarding’s Sommer Sampson (TSA Program Manager/IACSC) spearheaded this event along with ATL Brokers Association, Local ATL TSA, and various other sponsors.
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Facility Registration Renewal is from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022. All food facilities must submit a timely renewal. Failure to do so will cause product to be denied entry into the U.S.
Importantly, a DUNS number for the food facility location must be provided as part of the FDA renewal (a DUNS number for the corporate headquarters is not sufficient!). In the past, FDA has been flexible, allowing the use of “pending” if a DUNS’ number could not be obtained. FDA will no longer offer such flexibility.
As of October 1, the FDA will open its portal where food facilities must renew their food facility registrations. The window for renewal will run until December 31. All food facilities in your supply chains must submit a timely renewal. Failure to do so will cause product to be denied entry into the U.S.
This time, every registrant must have a DUNS number associated with the physical location of the food facility (a DUNS number for the corporate headquarters is not sufficient!). The FDA will no longer accept the use of “pending” in lieu of a valid DUNS number.
A special warning: the name and contact information on the FDA food facility registration must exactly match the DUNS number contact information. If not, the registration may be cancelled. For example, if the FDA registration identifies “ABC Manufacturing” at “123 Main Street,” while the DUNS number info is listed as “ABC Manufacturing LLC” at 123 Main St.,” the registration will be denied. The two must be an exact match in every way.
The Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) provide for reduced rates or tax credits for certain quantities of beer, wine and distilled spirits produced in or imported into the U.S. Recent changes have transferred the responsibility for administering the CBMA tax benefits from U.S. Customs to the Alcohol, Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) The changes begin with products entered for consumption in the U.S. on or after January 1, 2023.
Accordingly, TTB is publishing a temporary rule implementing these provisions and providing procedures for foreign producers and importers. TTB is also publishing a notice of proposed rule making to obtain comments on the provisions in the temporary rule. Comments are due by November 22, 2022.
Did you ever wonder why Thanksgiving is always the fourth Thanksgiving of the month? Thanksgiving hasn't always been on the fourth Thursday in November. FDR in 1939 moved the holiday up by a week to help boost retail sales during the Depression. For the next 2 years, Roosevelt repeated the unpopular proclamation but admitted on November 26, 1941, he made a mistake and signed a bill into law to officially make the fourth Thursday of November the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day.
Over the past few months, Sommer Sampson (TSA IACSC) & Margaret Christian (TSA A-IACSC) have been traveling to help implement additional screening facilities to new and current JAS locations.
Air cargo screening demands continue to be on the rise since the ICAO 100% Screening Mandate of all outbound Air Cargo in 2021. To enhance customer demands, JAS TSA Compliance successfully rolled out 3 new Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSF’s), with 2 more additional openings being planned for the near future. These new facilities (located in Houston, Chicago, and Los Angeles) will add flexibility and increased options for our customers during the ever-increasing challenges that the industry continues to navigate. JAS longtime partner, Global K9 Protection Group (GK9PG) helps to make this happen by using canine as the primary screening method. JAS is also one of the few Indirect Air Carriers (IACs) approved to accept and handle Impracticable to Screen (ITS) cargo, giving us even more flexibility in our offerings to customers.
While heightened screening demands continue to challenge the industry, JAS is confident and ready due to our (now) 8 CCSF locations, multiple methods of screening, and years of experience in the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP). If you would like to learn more please contact email@example.com
From September 18th-20th, Laurie Arnold, VP Compliance and Leah Ellis, Compliance Operations Manager, attended NCBFAA’s annual Government Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, DC. There they met with several Congressional members to discuss international trade industry issues. They also worked on the Seafood Import Monitoring Program bill (SIMP), the Customs Business Fairness Act and the new Customs Modernization Update. Laurie and Leah also received awards for their hard work and dedication for their past year’s efforts as the legislative and PAC committee chairs.
In May of this year, the USTR notified representatives of domestic industries that benefit from the Section 301 Tariffs that the tariffs were set to expire, but the statute allows for comments on the continuation of the tariffs. On September 2nd, USTR announced that due to the requests for continuation, the Section 301 tariffs will not expire as scheduled. Moving forward, USTR will perform a review of the tariff actions and release further information to the public on the next steps for the four-year review.
In a recent update, CBP has clarified the information sent in CSMS # 52984467 regarding courtesy copies of certain CBP forms, which was announced in our previous newsletter (read the original here). This correction states the filer will receive a courtesy copy of all forms in which they are the filer regardless if the importer has an ACE account or not.
Trick-or-Treat! Here are some fun facts to share with the family while you hunt for the best pumpkin in the patch.
• Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in the US, right under Christmas.
• Americans are expected to spend over $3 billion on costumes for Halloween in 2022.
• Another $3 billion will be spent on candy alone
• Think you can carve fast? The fastest pumpkin carving of a complete Jack O’ Lantern face according to Guinness World Records is 16.47 seconds. Beat that!
• The average pumpkin has about 500 seeds.
• Pumpkin seeds make a terrific snack! Click the button below for a simple toasted pumpkin seeds recipe that you can make with your family!
CBP recently updated the ACE portal system on how CBP Forms 28, 29, and 4647 are provided to importers. ACE Forms Modernization Application, which is designed to send these forms to the importer via the ACE portal. CBP is working to ensure that importers without ACE portal accounts will still receive these forms via email to the customs broker.
If you would like to receive these via your ACE portal:
• Both the importer account and the broker account have enabled the “Portal” setting in the “Mode of Communication” portlet.
• The importer has added all Importer of Record numbers to their top account record in the ACE Portal.
On August 25th, some Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) customs user fees and limitations were adjusted. The following changes will be applied to imports starting October 1st, 2022:
Trade highlights from CBP’s recent updates for Fiscal Year 2022 going through June 30th:
CBP has announced new requirements related to forced labor for the CTPAT program that will affect all current and future participants in the program. Six requirements have been changed from “should” to “must” within the minimum security criteria requirements to be a CTPAT partner: Risk-based mapping, due diligence and training, evidence of implementation, code of conduct, remediation, and shared best practices. CTPAT members must meet these new requirements to be accepted as a partner, and current CTPAT partners will have until August 1st 2023 to implement the new rules. Trade and Compliance experts have raised concerns that implementation of these new rules may result in higher costs for participating members.
Recently, Laurie Arnold, JAS VP Compliance and the Treasurer for NCBFAA, attended the 8th annual NEI Global Trade Educational Conference (GTEC). The event took place at the historic InterContinential Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel, hosted by the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI). Laurie attended presentations on many different subjects, including forced labor, 301 tariffs, CBP updates, binding rulings, and trade remedies. The event had many networking opportunities to connect with other members in the industry. The NEI offers multiple learning and educational opportunities. If you would like to learn more about these types of events, you can subscribe to NEI news and updates from the NCBFAA site.
It’s that time of year again. Fall is almost upon us! Fall officially starts September 22nd on the Autumnal Equinox. After months of record-breaking heat, we can finally start to wear long sleeves again, sip some warm coffee, relax, and watch the leaves change. Have you ever wondered why the leaves change? Many think it has to do with the cooling weather, but this is not the case. The beautiful red, yellow, and orange coloring we see in leaves are the result of the tree receiving less sunlight! Every leaf has a chemical inside called chlorophyll, which allows the leaf to absorb sunlight and gives them their signature green color. As the days get shorter, chemical changes take place that causes the base of the leaf to form a corklike wall where it meets the tree branch. This wall seals off the leaf from the rest of the tree, cutting off the supply of nutrients going to the leaves from the tree. The lack of nutrients and less daylight cause the chlorophyll to break down. The green color from the chlorophyll fades, and the other pigments within the leaf begin to make an appearance. Whether the leaf turns red, yellow, orange, or tan all depends on the other chemicals and pigments within the leaf.
Be sure to share these facts with your friends and family, and have a wonderful Autumn!
The Department of Commerce (DOC) has initiated an inquiry to establish whether imports of completed aluminum foil products from Korea and Thailand that use Chinese-manufactured aluminum inputs are circumventing antidumping and countervailing duties on those goods. These duties apply specifically to aluminum foil “having a thickness of 0.2 mm or less, in reels exceeding 25 pounds, regardless of width,” that was manufactured in China. The DOC will be contacting certain companies in Korea and Thailand to analyze their production and supply chain and make a decision based on their review.
The United States and Kenya recently began talks to develop a stronger trade partnership and to help drive economic growth. Kenya is already a part of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which allows them duty-free access to certain goods in the US market. The US Trade Representative and the Kenyan Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary plan to continue meeting and develop a roadmap for enhanced cooperation between the two countries. The main points they are looking to collaborate upon include anti-corruption practices, environmental protection, digital trading, and the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises that help sustain economic growth. They are set to begin work on these projects within the next few months.
According to the Trade Act, Section 301 actions must undergo a review every 4 years to ensure that those tariffs are still necessary and effective. During the review process, USTR will take comments and requests for continuance from members of the industry via the online portal on the USTR website.
List 1 was originally set to expire on July 6th but is still currently in effect, though no announcement has been made about its continuation yet. The 60-day period to request continuation for List 2 is open until August 22, 2022. List 3 is scheduled to expire this September, and List 4A is set for September 2023, and both will have their own respective opportunities to submit requests for continuance.
This August, students will begin returning to classes for the 2022-2023 school year. Let's look at some interesting facts about schooling in the US to get those brains back in action!
Judicial Remedies - Challenging CBP's Decisions & Rulings in the Court of International Trade
August 16th, 2022
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
1 CCS Credit
Recently, the US has been experiencing a shortage of solar energy modules, and energy producers have not been able to keep up with demand for clean energy alternatives. On June 6th, the current administration declared “an emergency to exist with respect to the threats to the availability of sufficient electricity generation capacity to meet expected customer demand.” This emergency declaration allows for solar panels originating from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam to be imported to the US duty-free for the next 24 months, at the discretion of the Secretaries of Commerce, Treasury, and Homeland Security.