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On December 8, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a notice announcing a delay of transition of statement processing. On November 8, 2017, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register announcing plans to make the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) the sole electronic data interchange (EDI) system authorized by CBP for generating, transmitting, and updating daily and monthly statements for all entries except reconciliation (type 09) entries.

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced final rules effective November 9, 2017, implementing the National Security Presidential Memorandum (“NSPM“) “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba,” signed by President Trump on June 16, 2017. 

  On July 8, 2016,  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register¬ a notice of proposed rulemaking [Docket No. USCBP-2016-0041] to amend its regulations to allow the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) preference override to apply to certain spice products and other food products in which a lesser degree of processing in a NAFTA party is required to constitute “production” which will confer originating status to certain non-NAFTA materials. The United…

  On July 11, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register¬ a notice announcing that the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will meet in Boston, Massachusetts (MA) on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. The meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. Pre-Registration: Meeting participants may attend either in person or via webinar after pre-registering using a method indicated in the…

On July 12, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register¬ a general notice [CBP Dec. No. 16-09] that announces that CBP is concluding the limited pilot that commenced in 2013 and expanding eligibility in the Global Entry program to include all British citizens with a valid United Kingdom passport documenting their British citizenship. Additionally, the document announces that certain U.S. citizens may apply for membership in Registered Traveller, the United…

  On July 12, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register¬ a general notice [CBP Dec. No. 16-09] that announces that CBP is concluding the limited pilot that commenced in 2013 and expanding eligibility in the Global Entry program to include all British citizens with a valid United Kingdom passport documenting their British citizenship. Additionally, the document announces that certain U.S. citizens may apply for membership in Registered Traveller, the United…

  On June 20, 2016, Global Affairs Canada posted an invitation for comments on the administration of the new Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) and Origin Quotas that will be established under the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Canada and the European Union have undertaken to provide new or expanded market access in specific sectors, by way of TRQs for European Union cheese exports into Canada, and Origin Quotas for Canadian exports of high-sugar containing…