Effective Immediately:  Signed February 1, 2021 “A Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into the United States” (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/02/01/a-proclamation-on-adjusting-imports-of-aluminum-into-the-united-states/) revokes Presidential Proclamation 10139 (signed January 19, 2021) which subjected United Arab Emirates (UAE) imports of aluminum to absolute quota limits and exempted them from Section 232 duties.  

UAE aluminum imports will continue to be processed as established under …


 

In alignment with Presidential Proclamation 9693 of January 23, 2018 under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 providing for a tariff rate quota (TRQ) for Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and an additional duty for modules comprised of CSPV cells, be reminded that the 2021 quota period begins February 7, 2021.  

NEW On October 10, 2020, the …


 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched the second phase of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Imported Seafood Pilot program. The pilot is scheduled to run from February 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021, and the agency does not expect any significant service interruptions to industry and seafood import processers. 

The pilot is designed to enhance and improve the …


 

USMCA Drawback Update:

  • Claimants with Accelerated Payment (AP) privileges will not be able to obtain AP on USMCA Drawback claims until all of the applicable regulations are implemented (however, claims filed under NAFTA and same condition drawback will remain eligible for AP).
  • Once the initial USMCA Drawback technical changes are deployed into ACE, claimants should submit their USMCA Drawback

 

Pursuant to the White House Chief of Staff’s memorandum concerning “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” issued on January 20, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is delaying the effective date of the final rule, entitled “Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System,” from January 25, 2021 to March 29, 2021. The final rule was published on December 23, 2020 and …


 

The 2021 Section 232 United Arab Emirates Absolute Quota Aluminum threshold is announced on Quota Bulletin QB 21-701A at: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/quota/bulletins

All entries submitted From January 1 through March 31, 2021 will count towards the Q1 quota limit.  Entries as of February 3, 2021 must utilize HTS 9903.85.06 through 990385.08 to access the quota.

Effective February 3, 2021:  Presidential …


 

The purpose of this message is to share a compliance advisory issued in January 2020 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency which may have applicability to pesticide products being imported into the United States. Information in the compliance advisory should be shared with importers or their authorized agent, as appropriate.


BACKGROUND
The Compliance Advisory was issued to address concerns …