BIS Emerging Tech Export Controls

BIS Emerging Tech Export Controls

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has announced new export controls on six emerging technologies. These controls were agreed to by Wassenaar Arrangement members during its 2019 plenary. The final rule also makes changes to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The Restrictions: The final rule, effective Oct. 5, corrects one Export Control Classification Number…

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USTR Opens Vietnam Section 301 Investigation

USTR Opens Vietnam Section 301 Investigation

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is initiating an investigation that addresses two important issues with respect to Vietnam. This investigation has been initiated at the direction of President Donald J. Trump. These investigations may result in tariffs, quotas, or other restrictions on imports from Vietnam. In a press release, USTR stated that…

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BIS Adds 38 Huawei Affiliates to Entity List

BIS Adds 38 Huawei Affiliates to Entity List

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added 38 Huawei affiliates to the Entity List, the agency said in its final rule, effective August 17. This imposes a license requirement for all items subject to Export Administration Regulations (EAR). In addition to this, BIS modified four existing Huawei Entity List entries. BIS also refined…

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CBP Issues First Penalty for Forced Labor Importer

CBP Issues First Penalty for Forced Labor Importer

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued their first penalty for imports made with forced labor since the passage of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. CBP has collected $575,000 in penalties, after the closure of a civil enforcement action against stevia sweetener importer, Pure Circle U.S.A., Inc., per CBP press…

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CBP Posts Updated Certificate of Origin Template for Free Trade Agreements

CBP Posts Updated Certificate of Origin Template for Free Trade Agreements

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published a revised Certificate of Origin template to assist importers with a variety of Free Trade Agreements. It now includes the USMCA and US-Japan agreements. In this document, you will find that the template changes based on which country selected. The options given are as follows, AustraliaCAFTA-DRChileColombiaJapanKoreaPanamaPeruSingaporeUSMCA If you…

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CBP Updates Marking and Country of Origin Guidelines

CBP Updates Marking and Country of Origin Guidelines

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently updated their Informed Compliance Publication (ICP) on Marking and Country of Origin on U.S. Imports. This publication discusses the country of origin marking requirements, which include general information, forms of marking, special statutory marking, etc. Why Mark Goods? The publication defines the purpose of marking as a…

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