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International Trade Commission Requests Petitions for Temporary Suspensions and Reductions of Import Duties

U.S. ITC tariff suspension petitions

By George W. Thompson The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced the inaugural invitation for tariff suspension and reduction petitions under the new and improved administrative review process. As we previously discussed, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 established a regular procedures for consideration of … Read More...

Generalized System of Preferences Annual Review for 2016/2017


By George W. Thompson It's the annual event we've all been waiting for! The Office of the United States Trade Representative has announced its 2016/2017 review of the Generalized System of Preferences. This provides an opportunity for domestic and importing interests to seek changes to GSP coverage. There's a tight schedule, however, with … Read More...

CBP Increases Duty Exemption Limit for Informal Entries


By George W. Thompson For many of us, contact with U.S. Customs and Border Protection is limited to the process of “passing through Customs” when returning from travel abroad. Anyone filling out CBP form 6059B  has been required to provide information regarding certain of their activities while traveling as well as items they obtained outside … Read More...

State and Commerce Departments Implement Harmonized Destination Control Statement for Export Documentation

Export Control

By George W. Thompson Our friends at the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and Bureau of Industry and Security have issued another set of export control reform-related changes, this time to adopt identical verbiage for Destination Control Statements. Each agency’s Destination Control Statement has served as a form of general reminder on … Read More...

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