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CBP Clarifies Policy on Shipments Detained Under WROs

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14 April 2021
For any USFIA members who have entries that are under review by CBP due to the Withhold Release...

DNI Releases 2021 Annual Threat Assessment

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14 April 2021
Yesterday, the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines released the 2021 Annual Threat...

CBP to Hold Webinar on IP Protection

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14 April 2021
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will hold a webinar entitled Your IP Matters! How to Protect...

USTR Tai Meets with Labor Union Leaders and Pharmaceutical Groups

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14 April 2021
Yesterday U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met virtually with labor union leaders and with...

Biden Announces Nominees for CBP Commissioner and DHS Leadership Roles

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12 April 2021
Today President Biden nominated Tucson, Arizona police chief Chris Magnus for Commissioner of the...

Menendez and Risch Introduce Bipartisan China Legislation in Senate

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08 April 2021
Today, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Jim...

Treasury Sanctions State-Owned Burmese Enterprise

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08 April 2021
Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a...

CBP Publishes Updated Enforcement Statistics

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08 April 2021
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released their March 2021 Operational Update, which...

USFIA Members Invited to Briefing on Forced Labor in Turkmenistan’s Cotton Harvest

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07 April 2021
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The National Endowment for Democracy will hold a briefing call on the report Review of the Use of...

Olympics Uniforms Linked to Manufacturer with Ties to Xinjiang

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07 April 2021
Axios reported yesterday that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded the Tokyo Summer...

U.S. Considering Options for 2022 Winter Olympics in China

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07 April 2021
On Monday, State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters that the U.S. would discuss...

PwC Tax Insights: Biden infrastructure plan includes numerous ESG proposals

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01 April 2021
USFIA Premier Partner PwC has released a summary of President Biden’s proposed infrastructure...

State Department Releases Annual Hong Kong Policy Act Report

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01 April 2021
Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a press release yesterday announcing publication of the...

USTR Releases 2021 National Trade Estimate Report

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01 April 2021
Yesterday, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai released the 2021 National Trade Estimate (NTE)...

USFIA Customs Overview for April 2021

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01 April 2021
By John Pellegrini, USFIA Customs Counsel In this Memo:  Meyer Decision USMCA Decision Origin...