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MARCH 2020
APHIS Finalizes de Minimis Exemption From Lacey Act Declaration Requirements for Plants
Additional Charges to Vendor Not Excludable From Transaction Value, CBP Says
USTR Seeking Comments on Extending Third Section 301 Exclusions Past May 14
Modi, Trump Vague on GSP Restoration During Press Event in India
Commerce Finalizes New Procedures for CV Duties on Currency Undervaluation
USTR Asks for GSP Country Review Requests, CNL Waiver Requests, Product Requests
FDA Says VQIP Application Portal Open for FY 2021
FDA Extends Comment Period on Proposal to Require Testing by Accredited Labs to Prove Admissibility
FDA Releases Guide on Nutrition Facts Labeling

FEBRUARY 2020
Big Changes Planned for CBP Enforcement of E-Commerce Imports to Fight Counterfeits
USMCA Unlikely to Enter Into Force Before July 1
New Section 232 Tariffs Cover 10 Subheadings
FDA Steps Up FSVP Enforcement
CIT Rejects 'Double Drawback' Rule for Excise Taxes
Court Ruling on AD/CVD Scope Interpretation Could Up Enforcement, Lead to Unwelcome Surprises
WCO Publishes List of 2022 Tariff Schedule Changes
Internal USTR Guidance Details Section 301 Exclusion Carve-Out Process

JANUARY 2020
China Phase One Trade Deal to Be Signed Jan. 15
USMCA Passes in House With Huge Margin
CBP's Risk-Based STBs for New Importers Now Scheduled for March 2020, Though Hurdles Remain
CBP Withdraws Controversial Proposed Ruling Revocation on 50/50 Fiber Blends
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Asks ITC to Investigate Foreign Seafood
USTR Seeking Comments on Extending Second Section 301 Exclusions Past March 25
Plans for MID Replacement Deserve Wider Review by Industry, AAEI's Rowden Says
Bipartisan Bill Aims to Stop Imports of Two-Step Counterfeit Shoes and Apparel
House Members Ask USTR to Prioritize Taiwan FTA

DECEMBER 2019
Customs Lawyer Warns Importers to Be Conservative in Trying to Avoid Section 301 Tariffs
Trump to Bring Back 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum from Brazil, Argentina
FDA Proposes to Require Testing by Accredited Labs to Remove Food From Import Alert, Prove Admissibility
Japan's Lower House Approves US Trade Deal
USTR May List Tariff Targets in France, but Unlikely to Hike Duties in December, Experts Say
CBP to Issue Notice on New CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria After New Year, Official Says
USTR Issues More Product Exclusions for Section 301 List 3 Tariffs
Hearing on GSP Review for Eight Countries in Program, Possible Addition of Laos Set for Jan. 30, 2020
Pelosi Says Changes to USMCA Just Need 'Final Review'

NOVEMBER 2019
USTR to Removes Thai Goods From GSP in Six Months
Phase One of US-China Deal 'Ahead of Schedule,' Trump Says
FDA Releases List of Importer FSVP Records
ITC Opens MTB Process; Petitions Must Be Filed by Dec. 10
AMS to Increase Value Assigned to Cotton for Import Fees
USTR Releases Text of US-Japan Trade Mini-Deal
USTR Seeking Comments on Extending First 301 Exclusions Past Dec. 28

OCTOBER 2019
FMC Issues Proposal on Detention, Demurrage Charges
US, Japan Sign Initial Trade Deal
USTR Issues Two New Sets of Product Exclusions for Section 301 Tariffs
EU Expects Tariffs Coming Soon Over Airbus Dispute
FDA Updates List of FSVP Importers Identified at Entry
Reminder: 30% Tariffs on China Take Effect Oct. 15
USTR Calls Mid-Level China Negotiations Productive, Says Will Meet With China Principal Team in October
FDA Announces Accreditation of New Food Safety Certification Body
Trump Hints at Minideal With India While at UN

SEPTEMBER 2019
USTR Publishes Notice of 15% Tariff for List 4
USTR Seeking Comments on Section 301 Tariff Increases From 25% to 30%
FDA Takes Step Toward FSVP Enforcement With New Import Alert, First FSVP Warning Letter
Trump Could Make Hong Kong Goods Subject to Section 301 Tariffs by Executive Order, Consultant Says
Lighthizer 'Concerned' About Section 321 Provisions
State Dept. Issues Annual List of Countries Certified to Export Shrimp to US
• Trump Says US, UK Will Do 'Very Big Trade Deal'

AUGUST 2019
CBP Considering Advance Data Submission Requirements for Low-Value Shipments
Forced Labor Requirements for Trusted Trader Program Remain Undecided
Domestic Shrimp Group Supports CBP's Proposed Ruling Change on Shrimp Country-of-Origin Marking
US-China Trade Talks ‘Constructive,’ More Talks Expected in September, White House Says
NMFS Abandons Proposed Seafood Trusted Trader Program
FDA Announces FY 2020 Fee Rates for Third-Party Food Safety Certifiers
Report: Deputy USTR Says India Needs to Move Quickly to Fix Trade Relationship With US
Lieutenant Governors Call for Increased Inspection Fees on Imported Seafood

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