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FORCED LABOR REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION TAKES EFFECT ON JUNE 21, 2022 – ARE YOU READY?

Under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”), effective June 21, 2022, a rebuttable presumption of “forced labor” will apply to goods that are produced, wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“XUAR”) of China or by an entity identified as being associated with XUAR labor. GDLSK’s summary of the UFLPA can […]

CBP ANNOUNCES ISSUANCE OF “KNOWN IMPORTER LETTERS” UNDER UFLPA

On April 12, 2022, CBP posted an announcement of its intention to issue “Known Importer Letters” in advance of the June 21st effective date of the rebuttable presumption under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). Under the UFLPA, CBP will presume that goods were imported in violation of the forced labor statute if they […]

CBP DENIES APPAREL IMPORTER PROTEST CHALLENGING THE EXCLUSION OF GOODS UNDER XPCC COTTON WITHHOLD RELEASE ORDER

In a May 10, 2021 decision, CBP denied an apparel importer’s protest challenging the exclusion of goods pursuant to a Withhold Release Order (“WRO”) covering Cotton and Cotton Products from Xinjiang Production and Construction Corporation (“XPCC”) and its subordinate and affiliated entities. CBP at the port and CEE levels determined that the importer had not […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 1 PRODUCTS AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO NUMEROUS PREVIOUS EXCLUSIONS

On February 10, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 4 additional HTS provisions and product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 1 (the $34 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 44 additional HTS provisions and product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED TO SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On November 26, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 32 additional product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to an additional tariff […]

CBP PROPOSES REGULATION REQUIRING CUSTOMS BROKERS TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF IMPORTERS

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (“CBP”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would amend the Customs Regulations to require customs brokers to collect and retain certain information from importers, in order to verify importers’ identities. See 84 Fed. Reg. 40302 (Aug. 14, 2019). The proposed rule applies to domestic and nonresident importers. Currently […]