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New 35% Duty Rate on Certain Products of Russia

On June 27, 2022, U.S. President Biden announced an increase in column 2 duties on certain products made in Russia.A duty rate of 35% ad valorem will be applied to 573 8-digit subheadings beginning July 27, 2022, using the additional HTS number 9903.90.08.A list of subheadings is on page 6 of Federal Register Document No: 2022-14145

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DUNS Number Required for Food Imports

Effective July 24, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require human and animal food importers to provide a Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering Systems(DUNS) number to FDA for importer identification.Previously, FDA allowed the use of ‘Unknown’ in lieu of a DUNS number.An entity may obtain a DUNS number from D&B free

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IRS Superfund Tax Reinstatement

Effective July 1, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Superfund chemical excise taxes will be reinstated with modified rates of tax and other provisions related to those taxes. The tax is authorized as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed in November 2021 and set to expire on December 31, 2031.The IRS tax

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Forced Labor Import Guidance Released

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released importer guidance to assist the trade community in preparing for the implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) rebuttable presumption that goes into effect on June 21, 2022. All goods made wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) or by entities

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New EPA Form for Pesticides and Devices Available

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a new EPA form 3540-1: Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices. Importers must use the new form beginning June 18th, 2022. The new form provides clarity on some data elements and the instructions. There are no new data elements. Expired forms presented to EPA will be returned

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Duty-Free Importation of Solar Cells and Modules From Southeast Asia

President Biden is removing tariffs for up to 24 months on the importation of certain solar cells and modules exported from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The product must not already be subject to an antidumping or countervailing duty order.This is part of a Declaration of Emergency to provide sufficient electricity generation to serve expected

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Quota Opening for UK Steel & Aluminum

The Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) for Section 232 related steel and aluminum articles of UK origin opened on June 1, 2022. Quota Period 1: June 1 – June 30, 2022For more information on the TRQ refer to the below Quota Bulletins.Steel:  Quota Bulletin 22-622a 2022 Tariff Rate Quota for Steel Articles of the United Kingdom Aluminum:

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USTR Extends Section 301 Exclusions on COVID-19 Products

The U.S. Trade Representative is extending the exclusions for Section 301 China tariffs for goods used to treat COVID-19. The 81 product exclusions, set to expire May 31st, will be extended to November 30, 2022.The exclusions are claimed using Harmonized Tariff Schedule number 9903.88.66.List by Harmonized Tariff Schedule NumberProduct exclusions listing a complete 10-digit HTS code

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UFLPA Webinars Announced

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade Relations will host three webinars, providing an overview of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). Enforcement of UFLPA begins June 21, 2022.Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EDT – RegistrationTuesday, June 7, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT – RegistrationThursday, June 16, 2022, 2:00 –



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