CBP Issues Guidance on Origin Declaration, Origin Statement, & Certificates of Origin

CBP Issues Guidance on Origin Declaration, Origin Statement, & Certificates of Origin

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued guidance on completing origin declarations, origin statements, and certificates of origin. These documents must be completed and signed by an official of the importer, exporter, or producer or agent of the importer, exporter, or producer having knowledge of the relevant facts to the origin of the goods,…

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New Textile Enforcement by DHS

New Textile Enforcement by DHS

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)—are collaborating to protect the integrity of domestic textile markets and hold perpetrators accountable for Customs violations. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has initiated this collaboration to combat illicit trade for the American textile industry—which accounts for more than 500,000 US jobs and is…

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Antidumping Duty Cash Deposits Required

Antidumping Duty Cash Deposits Required

On May 7, the International Trade Administration (ITA) issued its preliminary determination in the antidumping (AD) investigations on aluminum extrusions from China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. AD duty cash deposits are now required at the below rates for subject goods entered…

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BIS Eases Export Controls for Australia & UK

BIS Eases Export Controls for Australia & UK

Effective April 19, 2024, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule that amends export control revisions for Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States (AUKUS). This ruling gives Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) the same licensing treatment as Canada, under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 C.F.R. parts…

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Import Control System 2 (ICS2)— Release 3

Import Control System 2 (ICS2)— Release 3

On June 3rd, 2024, the European Union (EU) will launch Release 3 of their Import Control System 2 (ICS2) for goods transported by maritime and inland waterways to EU destinations. ICS2 is an IT system that collects data on all goods entering the EU prior to their arrival.                       Economic operators carrying goods will have to submit…

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CBP Targets Vague Cargo Descriptions

CBP Targets Vague Cargo Descriptions

On April 1, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will begin using cargo messaging to address vague cargo descriptions with entry filers on shipments. Importers must address these vague descriptions with their suppliers and the bill of lading issuer ensuring future compliance. Targeted descriptions include but are not limited to: Parts Consolidated…

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Updated Guidance & Best Practices for Exporters & USPPI

Updated Guidance & Best Practices for Exporters & USPPI

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has announced an updated guidance to help define responsibilities for freight forwarders and exporters when working together to ensure compliance with US export controls and regulations. The guidance focuses on: Expectations of the exporter or USPPI Best practices when selecting a Freight Forwarder Responsibilities for routed and…

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CARM Launch Delayed Until October

CARM Launch Delayed Until October

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that they are rescheduling the official CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) launch date for trade chain partners to October 2024. They are still planning to launch CARM’s digital initiative internally on May 13, to advance the Agency’s compliance and enforcement efforts. The delay is due to…

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4/26 Deadline to Register for CARM Portal

4/26 Deadline to Register for CARM Portal

On March 26 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that importers need to register for a CARM Client Portal (CCP) account before April 26.  CBSA will be shutting down the portal as of April 26th to prepare for the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) rollout on May 13. Failure to register and delegate authority…

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