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California Enacts Law to Loosen Strict 'Made in USA' Labeling Requirements

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) recently enacted a new law loosening the state’s tough requirements for labeling products sold in the state as “Made in the U.S.A,” said his office in a list of recently signed legislation (here). S.B … Subscribe to Read >>

Deployment of Quota-Related Entry Types Scheduled for Feb. 27

Despite the recent delay in required use dates for the Automated Commercial Environment (see 1509010017), CBP will still only allow one day for live testing of several entry types, according to a new agency deployment schedule (here). The … Subscribe to Read >>

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CBP Finds Smartwatch Classifiable as Radio Transceiver, Not Watch

The radio transceiver of a Samsung-brand smartwatch is what gives the product its "essential character," CBP said in a recently released ruling (here). Samsung requested the prospective ruling from CBP on the classification for the smartwatch and whether the duty rates should be based on its function as a wristwatch. The agency decided in the July 14 ruling, HQ H257947, that the essential character of the smartwatch is based on the communications components and it is subject to a free duty rate. … Read More >>

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