27 Oct 2023

Textile Enforcement Statistics Show CBP’s Commitment to Protecting American Industry

  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released fiscal year (FY) 2023 textile enforcement statistics today, demonstrating the agency’s robust efforts to protect American workers and legitimate importers from unlawful textile imports that violate U.S. trade laws and trade agreements. In FY 2023, CBP: Seized more than 5,000 textile shipments valued at more than $129 […]

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16 Jul 2023

Mexico Overtakes China as America’s Leading Trade Partner: The Rapid Transformation of the Global Economy

In the first four months of this year, Mexico has once again solidified its position as America’s top trading partner, facilitating a staggering $263 billion worth of goods exchanged between the two nations. This robust trade with Mexico accounted for 15.4% of goods exported and imported by the US, surpassing trade totals with Canada and […]

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15 Jul 2023

Yellen Raises China’s Hopes for Tariff Cuts, but US Politics Could Dash Them

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s visit to China has sparked optimism in Beijing that the Trump-era tariffs on Chinese imports could see some alleviation as she endeavors to improve relations between the two countries. However, the presence of robust anti-China sentiment within the US may pose significant obstacles to the realization of such tariff cuts. […]

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13 Jul 2023

BCMEA and ILWU Canada Reach Tentative Agreement, Operations to Resume Shortly

The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) is delighted to announce that after productive negotiations, a tentative agreement for a new 4-year deal has been reached, acknowledging the valuable skills and contributions of B.C.’s waterfront workforce. While the agreement is still pending ratification by both Parties, specific details will not be disclosed at this time. […]

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07 Apr 2023

Congress Warns That Chinese Shopping Apps Could Enable Uyghur Forced-Labor Imports

  The members of Congress behind the law that combats the import of goods produced by Uyghur forced labor are warning that some importers are taking advantage of a loophole intended to avoid scrutiny of the products that they’re bringing into the U.S. — and that increasingly popular Chinese e-commerce apps might facilitate breaches of […]

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10 Mar 2023

US Customs to Require China Factory Postal Code to Ensure Imported Goods Not Made with Forced Labor

Starting March 18, 2023, all shipments manufactured in China will be required to enter the U.S. with the postal code of the factory. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be validating those imports to ensure the imported goods are not produced in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act […]

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15 Jan 2023

Requirement for Powers of Attorney (POAs) Executed Prior to 12/19/2022 to be Satisfied by 2/17/2023

    In the Modernization of the Customs Broker Regulations Final Rule (87 FR 63267) under 19 CFR 111.36(c)(3), which becomes effective on December 19, 2022, a broker must execute a power of attorney (POA) directly with an importer of record (IOR) or drawback claimant (client) and not through a freight forwarder or other third party […]

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