On March 18, 2023, CBP will deploy new requirement for Manufacturer Identification Codes (MID) when reporting a Chinese party.
This new requirement is part of the UFLPA Region Alert that mandates a Chinese postal code to assist in the prohibition against the importation of goods made with forced labor.
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Today, the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) previewed the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) final rule. This update to the USDA organic regulations strengthens oversight and enforcement of the production, handling, and sale of organic products. This final rule implements 2018 Farm Bill mandates, responds to industry requests for updates to the USDA organic regulations, and addresses National Organic Standards …


 

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) voted to institute an investigation of components for certain environmentally-protected LCD digital displays and products containing same.  The products at issue in the investigation are described in the Commission’s notice of investigation.

The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, Samsung Electronics America, …


 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will host two webinars in January addressing Forced Labor prevention requirements. You must register for each webinar individually.

The Office of Trade will host a webinar on January 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., ET. This webinar, Forced Labor 101, will focus on forced labor topics including relevant legislation, CBP enforcement, and resources.

Registration for …


 

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the final guidance for the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals. FSVP is a regulation under the foundational FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, that makes importers accountable for verifying foreign suppliers are producing food in a manner that meets U.S. safety standards.

This guidance …


 

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today deployed the Investigations Database System (IDS), an innovative new data management tool that captures, manages, and displays USITC investigation-related information. Users are encouraged to visit the USITC website at https://ids.usitc.gov to explore this new tool.

A major new feature is the ability to conduct quick searches and advanced searches of the …


 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will host two webinars in January addressing Forced Labor prevention requirements. Each webinar must registered individually.

The Office of Trade will host a webinar on January 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., ET. This webinar, Forced Labor 101, will focus on forced labor topics including relevant legislation, CBP enforcement, and resources.

Registration for this