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Customs and Border Protection

(Daily News)
September 14, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Monday moved to block goods made by forced labor in China’s Xinjiang province by issuing five withhold-release orders, instructing CBP officials to seize hair, apparel, cotton and computer parts from specific companies but delaying a broader order that would cover all cotton and tomato products from the region.


(Daily News)
September 10, 2020

Efforts to correct drafting errors in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementing bill are facing roadblocks, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said this week, adding that he hopes to address the provisions before the end of the year.


(Daily News)
September 09, 2020

Customs agencies in the U.S., Mexico, Canada remain in close contact on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement implementation, officials said this week, enjoying what one U.S. official dubbed the “honeymoon” phase.


(Daily News)
August 31, 2020

The implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to date has been smoother than expected, a top U.S. Customs and Border Protection official tells Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
August 11, 2020

Hong Kong is considering a World Trade Organization challenge of the Trump administration's decision to revoke its special trade status, its government announced on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
June 30, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday issued final implementation instructions for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, one of the last moves the agency says will help ensure a smooth transition from NAFTA once the new deal enters into force on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
May 18, 2020

The U.S. implementing bill for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement might require minor technical corrections before the deal enters into force, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
May 13, 2020

Not all importers hurt by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were able to take advantage of the Trump administration’s move in April to temporarily delay some duty payments, a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said on Tuesday.


(Daily News)
May 05, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is working to ensure “predictability and certainty” for automakers adjusting to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s auto rules of origin, agency officials tell Inside U.S. Trade.


(Daily News)
April 22, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday offered more details on its plans for exemptions to a temporary rule banning some medical supplies from being shipped overseas, which lawyers for U.S. and foreign companies said provided much-needed clarification for exporters.


(In Trade)
March 30, 2020

“We urge you to immediately issue a directive to [CBP] to defer all tariffs for at least 90 days, or until the crisis passes.”


(In Trade)
March 27, 2020

The agency had been accepting requests for delayed duty payments due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


(Daily News)
March 25, 2020

Steel industry associations and a group representing a cross-section of U.S. sectors are calling on U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to resume the collection of tariffs after the agency announced last week it would approve delayed payments of estimated duties, taxes and fees “on a case by case basis” due to the coronavirus pandemic.


(In Trade)
October 08, 2019

“This new module will make it easier for Commerce and CBP to monitor and uphold our trade laws.”


(In Trade)
October 01, 2019

Wyden: “I hope that this administration will continue to work with human rights organizations and the business community to ensure this loophole stays closed and enforce our tough trade policies that protect American workers and values.”


(Daily News)
July 05, 2019

A coalition of companies operating foreign trade zones in the U.S. is calling for legislation amending U.S. law to allow de minimis entry eligibility to apply to goods withdrawn from those zones, arguing that doing so would reduce imports from China and support U.S. jobs.


(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.”


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