Category Archives: Customs & Trade Updates

FMC: Commissioner Dye Announces Findings of San Pedro Bay Discussions

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Commissioner Dye Announces Findings of San Pedro Bay Discussions   Posted June 17, 2020 Following conversations with the port directors in Los Angeles and Long Beach, ocean carrier chief executive officers, Southern California marine terminal operators, longshore labor leaders, and FMC Innovation Teams, Commissioner Rebecca Dye has identified approaches to…

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CBP Launches the United States-Mexico-Canada Center to Coordinate Implementation of USMCA

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CBP Launches the United States-Mexico-Canada Center to Coordinate Implementation of USMCA Release Date: May 11, 2020 WASHINGTON— To help coordinate implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which enters into force on July 1, U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently opened the USMCA Center. Staffed with CBP experts from operational, legal,…

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US – CBP – Update on FDA’s Import Operations During The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

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Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #42065469 – Update on FDA’s Import Operations During The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak FDA’s Import Operations currently remain functional and operational.  Activities including FDA Prior Notice review, FDA entry processing, FDA sampling/examination of high risk shipments, FSVP inspections, filer assessments, and compliance activities are…

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Gemini Shippers Group  calls on President Trump To Suspend Tariffs In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

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Members, Today Gemini Shippers Group joined the other members of the Americans for Free Trade coalition in calling on President Trump To Suspend Tariffs In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak, Providing Relief to Millions of American Farmers, Manufacturers, and Consumers. A press release and a copy of the letter can be found…

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CSMS #41998518 – GUIDANCE: Section 301 Tranche 3 – $200B Ninth Round of Product Exclusions from China

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CSMS #41998518 – GUIDANCE: Section 301 Tranche 3 – $200B Ninth Round of Product Exclusions from China BACKGROUND On February 20, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 85 FR 9921 announcing the decision to grant the ninth round of certain exclusion requests from the Section…

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