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CBP PROPOSAL TO CHANGE NON-PREFERENTIAL ORIGIN RULES FOR GOODS IMPORTED FROM CANADA OR MEXICO – COMMENT PERIOD EXPIRES AUGUST 5, 2021

CBP has published a proposal that, if adopted, would significantly change its rules for determining the origin of goods imported from Canada or Mexico for non-preferential purposes (i.e., not for USMCA eligibility). For purposes of determining USMCA eligibility, CBP applies the originating status rules set forth in General Note 11 of the tariff schedule.  For […]

CBP ISSUES REVISED COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR GOODS FROM THE WEST BANK AND GAZA

In a Federal Register notice of December 23, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued revised country of origin marking requirements for products from the West Bank and Gaza to incorporate guidance provided by the U.S. State Department last month (see https://www.gdlsk.com/u-s-state-department-initiating-new-guidelines-for-the-country-of-origin-marking-of-israeli-and-palestinian-goods-produced-in-the-west-bank/?highlight=israel). Under the new guidance, the following requirements apply: Goods produced in the territorial […]

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT INITIATING NEW GUIDELINES FOR THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING OF ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN GOODS PRODUCED IN THE WEST BANK

In a November 19, 2020 Press Statement, the U.S. State Department announced its initiation of new guidelines with respect to the country of origin marking of certain Israeli and Palestinian goods to reflect current U.S. foreign policy.  Under this announcement, goods imported into the United States that were produced within areas where Israel exercises authority (most notably Area C under […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED ON SEC. 301 LIST 4 PRODUCTS

On August 6, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional 10 items 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 4A (which is part of the $300 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are currently […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED ON SEC. 301 LIST 4 PRODUCTS AND MODIFICATIONS OF EXISTING EXCLUSIONS

On July 21, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional 64 items 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 4A (which is part of the $300 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are currently […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSION GRANTED / MODIFICATIONS TO SEC. 301 PRODUCTS

On July 15, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional item will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products while the scope of eight existing exclusions is being modified. The newly announced exclusion relates to China 301 List 2 (which is part of the $16 billion trade […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSION GRANTED / MODIFICATIONS ON SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On June 23, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional item will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. In addition the scope of five existing exclusions is being modified.  The newly announced exclusion / modifications all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (which is […]

IMPORTANT REMINDER

U.S.-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT TAKES EFFECT ON JULY 1, 2020 Importers and exporters of goods produced in North America are reminded that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) takes effect on July 1, 2020.  On that date, the eligibility rules and procedures under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) will cease to apply and will be replaced by […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED / MODIFICATIONS ON SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On May 21, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 78 items will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. In addition the scope of four existing exclusions is being modified.  The newly announced exclusions / modifications all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (which is part […]