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Customs and Border Protection

(In Trade)
April 09, 2019

Yerxa laments “significant delays and back-ups at border crossings” and says “vital goods and commodities are not reaching their U.S. destinations on time.”


(In Trade)
April 09, 2019

Laredo, TX, Mayor Pete Saenz: “We can secure border security but not at the expense of commerce and trade.”


(In Trade)
March 29, 2019

Kevin McAleenan said this week that he had “testified in Congress that our immigration system was at the breaking point. That breaking point has arrived this week at our border.”


(Daily News)
December 21, 2018

A three-judge panel this week questioned the level of discretion afforded to the executive branch in Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, the constitutionality of which is being challenged by an international steel group that is taking aim at steel tariffs imposed by the Trump administration earlier this year.


(Daily News)
December 21, 2018

Customs and Border Protection and the Treasury Department this week issued a new set of duty drawback regulations banning producers from recouping tariffs on imported products if they export similar U.S.-made items that are exempt from taxes, claiming that U.S. industry is mistaken in its criticism of the change.


(In Trade)
October 16, 2018

“Since approximately half of the 1,660 MTB-eligible items are produced in China, there is overlap.”


(Daily News)
September 21, 2018

Proposed changes to duty drawback rules issued by the Treasury Department and Customs and Border Protection are drawing fire from a number of industry groups that fear the new rules would limit companies' ability to recoup paid tariffs and taxes.


(Daily News)
July 05, 2018

The U.S. has announced that Section 232 quotas on steel imports from Argentina, Brazil and South Korea will be subject to quarterly thresholds, which former trade officials and analysts contend adds another constraining layer to the restrictions.


(Daily News)
May 02, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on May 1 outlined an “absolute” quota system for South Korea to follow when exporting steel products to the U.S., an approach that analysts and trade lawyers say may not leave Seoul with much flexibility and one that signals a departure from previous quota deals agreed to by the U.S.


(In Trade)
March 19, 2018

The vote was 77-19.


(In Trade)
March 09, 2018

A confirmation vote could be held next Thursday or the following Monday.


(In Trade)
December 07, 2017

“Mr. McAleenan is a well-qualified nominee, with the credentials and experience necessary to lead an agency as critical as CBP,” Chairman Hatch said in a statement after the voice vote.


(Daily News)
October 25, 2017

Senate Finance Committee members on Tuesday lobbed questions on intellectual property enforcement, forced labor issues and the implementation of the 2015 Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act to Kevin McAleenan, the Trump administration's nominee for Customs and Border Protection commissioner.


(In Trade)
August 28, 2017

Commerce is scheduled to announce its final CVD determinations by Nov. 9.


(In Trade)
August 17, 2017

“Combined, these EAPA investigations on wire hangers have resulted in CBP preventing evasion of over $33 million dollars in unpaid antidumping duties annually.”


(In Trade)
July 13, 2017

A spokeswoman said the panel has not yet finished its review of the nomination.


(Daily News)
July 11, 2017

Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) are urging acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan to crack down on foreign entities that sidestep duties, advocating a revised rule bolstering CBP’s efforts to address duty evasion.


(Daily News)
July 10, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing two reports – called for by an executive order in March – on how to enhance the collection of antidumping and countervailing duties at the border, with both expected to be submitted to the White House soon, according to DHS.


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