Newsletters

OCTOBER 2018

MTB Signing Marks Win for Importers
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CBP Lists New CTPAT Benefits Being Considered
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Responses to Domestic Industry Objections
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Section 301 Product Exclusion Requests on Second List Due Dec. 18
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Importers Praise APHIS Lacey Act de Minimis Proposal, Express
Concerns Over Submission Deadline

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FDA VQIP Application Portal to Open Earlier Than Scheduled
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CBP Allows Voluntary ACE Filing for Shrimp, Abalone
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Trump Signs Revised KORUS
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FDA Announces First Approved Third-Party Certification Body for Food Safety Rules, VQIP
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SEPTEMBER 2018
Trump Reportedly Wants to Go Forward With Next Section 301 Tariffs Soon
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US, Mexico Agree to 'Alternative' Sunset Provision; Canada Expected to Begin Talks Soon
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NMFS Sets Certification Requirement for Seafood Imported From Mexico
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Vessel Delays Making Pickup and Delivery Scheduling Difficult, Report Says
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CBP Urges Trade to Watch for Bond Sufficiency Issues
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CBP to Increase User Fees for FY19
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Turkey GSP Review Comments Sought by USTR
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AUGUST 2018
Lighthizer Says China Trade Conflict Will Take Years to Resolve, but Tariffs May Not Last That Long
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CBP Seeks Input on CTPAT Security Criteria Updates
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MTB Passes Senate Unanimously but House Must Approve Again
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USTR Docket Opens for Filing Section 301 Chinese Tariff Exclusion Requests
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CBP Expected to Keep Close Track of Bond Sufficiency After Section 301 Tariffs Take Effect
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Section 301 Duties on China Eligible for Drawback Claims
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Trump Says More Trade Between US, EU Will Benefit All
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Philippine Government Says FTA Discussions With US Could Start if Issues Resolved
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JULY 2018
China Experts Expect Section 301 Tariffs and Chinese Retaliatory Tariffs to Last at Least a Year
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CBP Issues ACAS Rules, Will Phase in Enforcement
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Full Excise Taxes on Alcohol Imports Still Apply
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Rollout of Upgrades to CTPAT Expected in October
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FDA's VQIP Food Trusted Trader Program Won't Be Ready for 2019, FDA Says
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President Announces Plans to Consolidate Agencies
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Increase Reported in Wood Packaging Penalties
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JUNE 2018
White House Renews Plan for Section 301 Tariffs on Goods From China
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USTR Launches Second GSP Eligibility Review of Thailand
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CBP Considering Trusted Trader Benefits for E-Commerce Compliance
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PGAs List Plans for New Regulations in Unified Agenda
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FDA Extends Deadlines for Nutrition Label Changes
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FDA Adds New Supplier Evaluation Tool
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DHS to Waive 100% Scanning Another Two Years
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FDA Releases Guide on Extended FSMA Deadlines
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MAY 2018
• CBP Begins Issuing GSP Refunds After April 22
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Trump Asks Staff to Explore Returning US to TPP
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ACE Filing Requirements for High-Risk Seafood to Apply to Shrimp and Abalone Beginning Dec. 31
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GSP Review Begun for India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan
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Treasury, USTR Officials to Talk Trade in China
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EPA Allows More Time for Comments on Proposed TSCA User Fees
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Most Products on Section 301 Tariff List Now Duty-Free; Some Overlap With Section 232 Tariffs
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EPA Releases Preliminary 'Active-Inactive' List of TSCA Chemicals; Over 40,000 Set to Require Notification
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APRIL 2018
Exemptions Could End in May, Quotas Possible, White House Says as CBP Begins Collecting New Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum
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FDA Provides Reference Table on Serving Sizes for Food Labeling
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Court Sets New Compliance Dates for Composite Wood TSCA Compliance
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FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Small Business Definition for Food Preventive Controls Rules
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Some $50 Billion in Chinese Goods to Face Tariffs
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FMC to Investigate Port Fees
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GSP Tariff Reductions to Take Effect in Late April
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UK to Remain in EU Customs Union Until End of 2020
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