JULY 2020
CBP Issues Interim Final Rule on USMCA Rules of Origin; Lax Enforcement for First Six Months
Lighthizer Defends Tariffs, Questions GSP Value, Says Future Exclusion Renewals Will Terminate in 2020

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

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

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

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'