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Customs and Border Protection

(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zones in the U.S. is calling for legislation amending U.S. law to allow de minimis entry eligibility to apply to goods withdrawn from those zones, arguing that doing so would reduce imports from China and support U.S. jobs.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.”


(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.


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