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Bond Amounts for Temporary Import Entries

On November 14, 2022, U.S. Customs (CBP) released CSMS #53992279 – CBP Verification of Bond Amounts and Request for Additional Security for Temporary Importation Under Bond (TIB) Entries. The Bond Amounts Required for TIB entries are as follows:For all merchandise except the categories below, the bond shall be in an amount equal to 2x the estimated

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Postal Code for Chinese Origin Goods Requirement

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will, on a date to be determined, require a valid Chinese postal code for entities declared with a country of origin of China. The new requirement is anticipated to provide early notification to importers of goods that may have been produced in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) which would

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Section 301 Conforming and Technical Amendments Issued

On October 14, 2022, the U.S. Trade Representative issued two notices, 87 FR 62485 and 87 FR 62486 detailing conforming and technical amendments to Section 301 China exclusions. The amendments reflect two changes made to exclusion descriptions (Exclusion 50, 51) and updates made to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Summary of  ChangesHTS USAdd’l TariffProduct Exclusion DescriptionEffectiveExpiration4202.92.31319903.88.6750) Duffel

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AD/CV Duty Investigation on Freight Rail Couplers and Parts

According to CSMS # 53690377, Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations: Certain Freight Rail Couplers.  On October 18, 2022, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated its less-than-fair-value and countervailing duty investigations on “Certain Freight Rail Couplers and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China (China)” (Initiation Notices).  These investigations have been assigned the

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31 parties added to the BIS Unverified List

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 31 parties to the Unverified List (UVL). Parties are added when BIS is unable to verify the parties are legitimate and reliable entities. All 31 parties are being added under the destination of the People’s Republic of China.  The UVL contains the names and addresses of foreign persons who

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BIS Cracking Down on Chip Exports

Starting October 7th, 2022, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is cracking down on exports of advanced computing integrated circuits (ICs), computer commodities containing ICs, and certain semiconductor manufacturing items destined for China.The intention is to limit China’s access to high-end chips that can be used to further develop AI and supercomputer capabilities for

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Section 301 China: 4-Year Review Next Steps

On October 12th, 2022, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the next steps in the Section 301 China 4-Year Review Process. The public will have the opportunity to submit comments online about the effectiveness of the Section 301 China List 1 (July 6, 2018 / 9903.88.01) and List 2 (August 23, 2018 / 9903.88.02) actions.

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NMFS Fisheries Certificate of Origin Updated Form

Notice to importers of all frozen or processed tuna products.The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)  Fisheries Certificate of Origin (NOAA Form 370) has been updated with a new expiration date of September 30, 2025. Background: Under the Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act (16 U.S.C. §1385), the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires a Fisheries

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2022 Fourth Quarter Steel and Aluminum Quota Bulletins

The 2022 fourth-quarter steel and aluminum quota bulletins are posted on the U.S. Customs Quota Bulletin Webpage. The bulletins address quantity thresholds for the Q4 period from October 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022. Quota status can be tracked by viewing the weekly quota commodity status report found at Opening: October 3, 2022, 12:01AM Local Port


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