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CBP Reiterates Commitment to Drawback Simplification in ACE, but Contentious Regulatory Issues Remain

AUSTIN, Texas -- CBP remains committed to implementing drawback changes in ACE by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act’s February 2018 deadline, but contentious issues remain as the agency considers concurrent regulatory changes to its drawback program that are … Subscribe to Read >>

CBP Making Improvements to C-TPAT, Including Cost-Benefit Data, Agency Official Says

AUSTIN, Texas -- CBP will soon deploy several improvements to its Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program, including clearer questions on C-TPAT questionnaires and a return to a relationship-based approach between C-TPAT specialists and the companies they validate, said Liz … Subscribe to Read >>

Domestic Entities Say China Hampering Downstream Aluminum Production, Urge Broad Action by Commerce

Chinese exports of downstream aluminum products, many of which are used in U.S. military and critical infrastructure applications, have eaten into other companies' market share, and the Trump administration should assess tariffs on all aluminum products in Harmonized Tariff Schedule … Subscribe to Read >>

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CBP Hopes to See Enhanced Trade Enforcement, 'Modernized' Rules of Origin in NAFTA Talks, McAleenan Says

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- Enhanced trade enforcement provisions, the ability to collaborate on trade facilitation issues and “modernized rules of origin” are among issues CBP would like to see included in NAFTA negotiations, Acting CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said during the West Coast Trade Symposium on May 24. “There's a lot of ways CBP can contribute to that dialogue,” he said. “The way this is unfolding with the importance and access being placed on CBP, I think we'll have that opportunity.” McAleenan also said the timing for the final deployment of ACE should be "announced pretty soon." … Read More >>

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