Due to an error in programming, as of April 12, 2022, ACE inadvertently would not permit the transmittal of the required chapter 99 numbers for China Section 301 duty and/or exclusion for several Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) classifications.  

The ACE programming for the HTSUS numbers identified in CSMS message #51675127 issued on April 21, 2022, …


 

Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has imposed import restrictions on designated fish products caught in certain Mexican fisheries operating in the Upper Gulf of California. These trade restrictions were imposed to protect the vaquita, a species of porpoise endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California. Information on the …


 

Beginning June 29, 2022, U.S. Commerce Department (Commerce) Aluminum Import licensing applications will require both fields of “country of largest smelt” and “country of second largest smelt.” Commerce defines the field for the country of smelt for the largest (and second largest) volume of primary aluminum as the country where the largest volume of new aluminum metal is produced …


 

Today, the FDA issued an updated guidance for industry, Compliance with Providing an Acceptable Unique Facility Identifier for the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Food Importers Regulation. The updated guidance replaces the temporary policy put in place with the March 2018 guidance of the same name, by stating that beginning on July 24, 2022 the use of the …


 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled The Accredited Third-Party Certification Program: Questions and Answers: Guidance for Industry.  

The final rule for Accredited Third-Party Certification was issued in 2015 under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The rule establishes a voluntary program, known as the Accredited …


 

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) voted to institute an investigation of certain mobile electronic devices. 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 Maxwell, Ltd. of Kyoto, Japan on March 30, 2022. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff …


 

On June 23, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) against Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. Ltd., a company located in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The Withhold Release Order instructs personnel at all U.S. ports of entry to immediately begin to detain shipments containing silica-based products made by Hoshine and its subsidiaries.

Silica is


 

According to Commissioner Chris Magnus, CBP will be issuing their guidance on the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act prior to the new law’s June 21 effective date. The guidance, which will “provide transparency to CBP’s operational approach,” will be out “very, very soon,” he said.
“I’ve heard loud and clear your concerns about receiving this guidance,” Magnus said.

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Due to an error in programming, as of April 12, 2022, ACE inadvertently would not permit the transmittal of the required chapter 99 numbers for China Section 301 duty or China duty exclusions for several Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) classifications.  

For HTSUS 8536.50.9065, as of April 17, 2022, the ACE programming has now been updated …