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U.S. – Japan: Beef Safeguard Trigger Level Amended

From the United States Trade Representative website:On Friday, December 9, 2022, United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Japan’s Ambassador to the United States Koji Tomita, confirmed that amendments to the beef safeguard trigger level under the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) will enter into force on January 1, 2023. This amendment will allow U.S. beef

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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

Updated March 20, 2023Effective March 18th, 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will require a Chinese postal code data element declared as part of the Manufacturer Identification Number (MID) for goods made in China.The new requirement is intended to provide early notification to importers that their goods may have been produced in the Xinjiang

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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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