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CBP Issues CSMS on Coming Changes to Trade Responses to CBP Forms 28, 29, and 4647

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20 January 2022
According to CSMS #50775619, CBP will implement changes to the electronic process for reviewing...

CBP Reports $8.7 Million in Counterfeit Jewelry Seizures

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20 January 2022
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that officers in Cincinnati and Indianapolis...

Brady Announces Updated 117th Congress Ways and Means Republican Member Subcommittee Assignments

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20 January 2022
Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) released updated subcommittee...

Ways and Means Chairman Asks ITC to Investigate AGOA’s Impact

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20 January 2022
Yesterday House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) sent a letter to the U.S...

Representatives Call on USTR to Expand 301 Exclusion Process

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20 January 2022
A bipartisan group of Representatives from the House have sent a letter to U.S. Trade...

Biden Announces Los Angeles to Host Ninth Summit of the Americas

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20 January 2022
President Biden announced this week that Los Angeles will host the Ninth Summit of the Americas in...

Administration Announces $14 Billion Investment in Ports and Waterways

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20 January 2022
Yesterday the Biden-Harris Administration announces that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will...

Biden “Not There Yet” on Easing 301 Tariffs

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20 January 2022
During a press conference yesterday, President Biden said it was still too soon to make...

CRS Updates GSP Report; Travel Goods and Jewelry Were Top GSP Imports in 2020

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18 January 2022
The Congressional Research Service issued an update to the Generalized System of Preferences...

Blumenauer Introduces Import Security and Fairness Act

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18 January 2022
Today House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the...

USDA Lowers Global Production Outlook for Cotton as Prices Rise

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13 January 2022
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service has published their latest Cotton: World Markets and Trade...

IMF Chart of the Week Shows Decrease in Global Shipping Rates

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13 January 2022
The IMF’s latest chart of the week shows that the peak may have passed for the soaring global...

Ways and Means Committee Requests Review of Forced Labor in DR Sugar Industry

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13 January 2022
Members of the House Ways and Means Committee have sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Tai,...

CECC Chairs Ask IOC to Justify Apparel Contracts with Xinjiang-Affiliated Companies

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13 January 2022
Yesterday the chairs of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional-Executive Commission on China...

Update on Manifest Confidentiality

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12 January 2022
Non-governmental organizations and other advocacy groups are relying heavily on publicly available...

NY Legislature Proposes Law to Hold Fashion Brands Accountable for Environmental Impact

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11 January 2022
On Friday, lawmakers in both the New York Senate and the New York State Assembly introduced the...