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On August 16, 2019, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a final rule [CBP Dec. 19-09] that amends the CBP regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (Algeria). These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to an agreement between the United States and Algeria that has been entered into under the authority of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation…

On August 14, 2019, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) posted on its website an advance copy of the Federal Register notice imposing additional duties of 10 percent ad valorem on products of China classified in the tariff subheadings set out in the Annexes to the notice (List 4). The additional 10% duties on the tariff subheadings set out in Annexes A and B to the notice are applicable with respect to products…

On August 15, 2019, the Federal Register published Presidential Notice of August 14, 2019 – Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Export Control Regulations, which continues for another year, the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States related to the expiration of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as…

The UK government has introduced a new national control on the export of submersible vessels and related equipment, software and technology to Russia, which enters into force on 14 August 2019. The additional control has been introduced for reasons of national security and as a result of Russia developing its capabilities to track, access and disrupt undersea communication cables. Exporters may apply for export licences for controlled items, which will be assessed on a case-by-case…

On August 14, 2019, the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice of public hearing and request for comments [Docket No. USTR-2019-0011] regarding Russia’s compliance with its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments. The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) invites interested persons to submit written comments and participate in a public hearing to assist the Office of the USTR in the preparation of its annual report to the Congress on Russia’s…

On August 14, 2019, the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice of public hearing and request for comments [Docket No. USTR-2019-0010] regarding China’s compliance with its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments. The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) invites interested persons to submit written comments and participate in a public hearing to assist the Office of the USTR in the preparation of its annual report to the Congress on China’s…

On August 14, 2019, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published in the Federal Register a final determination concerning the country of origin of mobile device software and server software for purposes of government procurement under the Trade Agreements Act (TAA). Both software products are produced in a four-step process that involves: (1) writing original source code, or modifying open source software code in the United States; (2) writing or modifying source code in…

On August 14, 2019, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking [USCBP-2019-0024] to amend the CBP regulations to require customs brokers to collect certain information from importers to enable the customs brokers to verify the identity of importers, including nonresident importers. CBP proposes these amendments, pursuant to section 116 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA), which directs CBP to promulgate regulations…

On August 14, 2019, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a general notice that announces CBP’s modification to the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test pertaining to the processing of post-summary corrections (PSCs). The modification in this notice expands the time period in which a PSC must be filed by allowing a PSC to be transmitted up to 15 days prior to the scheduled date of liquidation when liquidation has…

On August 14, 2019, the Bureau of Industry and Security published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket No. 190808-0011] that amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding seventeen entities, under a total of nineteen entries, to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to part 744 of the EAR). These seventeen entities have been determined by the US Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the…