Newsletters

AUGUST 2020
USTR Grants New Extensions to Section 301 Exclusions, Leaves Others to Expire July 31
CBP, HSI Officials Describe Work to Stop COVID Fraud, Counterfeits
• CBP Plans to Add Forced Labor to CTPAT Trade Compliance by September
• FDA Sets VQIP Trusted Trader Program Fee for FY21
• CBP to Increase User Fees for FY20
• FTC Proposes Repeal of Apparel Care Labeling Rule

FDA Updates List of EUAs Issued During Pandemic
• FDA Updates Internal Guidance on Acceptable Seafood Names

US Signals It Will Not Accept Latest Airbus Development to End Tariffs

JUNE 2020
End of Hong Kong's Special Status to Affect Tariffs, Export Controls, Perhaps Wider China Trade
USTR to Create New Online Portal for Section 301 EU Tariffs
Grassley Says Section 232 Reform Probably Cannot Move Before Election Day
Forced Labor Investigations Will Become More Common, Industry Expert Advises
US, UK Look to Continue 'Accelerated' Trade Talks
AGOA Comments Invited by USTR
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Require Country of Origin Labeling for Online Products
FDA Extends VQIP Application Deadline to July 31

MAY 2020
FMC Going Forward With Final Rule on Detention and Demurrage Charges
USMCA To Enter Into Force July 1
CBP Won't Shift CTPAT MSC Implementation Deadline but Will Allow More Validation Discretion
Brazil, US Discussing Trade Agreement
USTR Seeks Comments on Extending Section 301 Exclusions
Substantial Transformation Key to Avoiding Section 301 Tariffs, but Achieving It Tricky, Lawyer Says
No Imminent Plans to Extend Duty Deferrals, CBP Says
FDA Again Extends Comment Period on Proposal to Require Testing of Food by Accredited Labs
Unclear Benefits, High Costs Drive Early Lack of Interest in FDA's VQIP Trusted Trader Program
TTB Amends Labeling Rules for Alcoholic Beverages
FDA Provides Update on Filing for PPE, Devices

APRIL 2020

APHIS to Enforce Lacey Act Requirements on 29 Additional Subheadings in October
No Plans for Tariff Deferrals, White House Adviser Says
Importers Face Pitfalls as Demand for Medical Products Explodes During COVID-19 Pandemic
Bipartisan Bill That Puts Burden of Proof Concerning Forced Labor on Importers Introduced
FDA Temporarily Loosens FSMA On-Site Supplier Audit Requirements for Importers
Coronavirus Highlights Need for FMC to Adopt Rules on Detention, Demurrage Fees, Trade Groups Say
FDA Guidance Details Enforcement Policies for Face Masks and Respirators During COVID-19 Pandemic
USTR Issues New Section 301 Tariff Medical Supply Product Exclusions

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