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The 2020 Basic Edition of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is now available for downloading at: https://hts.usitc.gov/current. The full Basic Edition is https://hts.usitc.gov/view/finalCopy?release=2020HTSABasic or you can do Chapter by Chapter. It includes all changes made through Proclamation 9974 of December 26. 2019 (published in the Federal Register on Dec. 30, 2019).

On December 31, 2019, the US Trade Representative (USTR) posted on its website an advance copy of a Federal Register notice that announces USTR’s determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice, and corrects a ministerial error in a previously announced exclusion. The product exclusions announced in the notice will apply as of the September 24, 2018, effective date of the $200 billion action, to August 7, 2020. The…

On 13 July 2017, the European Commission announced that it is proposing new rules to clamp down on the illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods from outside the EU, which it says is often linked to terrorist financing and other criminal activity.  It comes just days after the Hamburg G20 called on countries to tackle terrorist finance, including the looting and smuggling of antiquities. The announcement states in part: