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IoT and Exports – Projected Growth

Heather Noggle   July 5, 2017   Comments Off on IoT and Exports – Projected Growth

IoT.  The Internet of Things.  My favorite “Thing” is my FitBit, which is currently on the fritz, and I suspect a have a new one arriving packaged and wrapped for my birthday in late July. For those unfamiliar, the Internet of Things refers to non-computer items that iteract with the… Read more »

Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series

Blaine Smith   May 10, 2017   Comments Off on Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series

Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST Come learn about the changes in the Final Rule titled: “Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on Filing Requirements” that was published on April 19, 2017. The Census Bureau made changes related to the… Read more »

Complying with New U.S. Requirements for Shipping to Hong Kong

Blaine Smith   March 30, 2017   Comments Off on Complying with New U.S. Requirements for Shipping to Hong Kong

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has recently announced new requirements for shipments of certain controlled items to or through Hong Kong. Effective April 19, 2017, exporters and re-exporters of items controlled under the multilateral regimes must obtain a copy of a Hong Kong import license or a written… Read more »

Appendix U – HTS/Schedule B Classifications Requiring Used Vehicle Reporting Updated

Blaine Smith   February 8, 2017   Comments Off on Appendix U – HTS/Schedule B Classifications Requiring Used Vehicle Reporting Updated

Effective immediately, Appendix U – HTS/Schedule B Classifications Requiring Used Vehicle Reporting Updated of the Automated Export System Trade Interface Requirements (AESTIR) has been updated. Appendix U – HTS/Schedule B Classifications Requiring Used Vehicle Reporting Updated can be found at: https://www.cbp.gov/document/guidance/appendix-u-htsschedule-b-classifications-requiring-used-vehicle-reporting

CBP Posts Advice on New Document Requirements for Subheading 9801.00.10 – U.S. and Foreign Goods Returned Claims

Blaine Smith   February 2, 2017   Comments Off on CBP Posts Advice on New Document Requirements for Subheading 9801.00.10 – U.S. and Foreign Goods Returned Claims

In CSMS #17-000046 message, dated January 31, 2017, CBP issued guidance on documentation requirements for the new 9801.00.10 – U.S. and Foreign Goods Returned provisions mandated by section 904(b) of the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015. Background On April 25, 2016, a change to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule… Read more »

New Requirements for Exports and Reexports to and from Hong Kong: BIS Requires Exporters and Reexporters to Confirm Compliance with Hong Kong Import and Export Controls

Blaine Smith   January 25, 2017   Comments Off on New Requirements for Exports and Reexports to and from Hong Kong: BIS Requires Exporters and Reexporters to Confirm Compliance with Hong Kong Import and Export Controls

– Effective April 19, 2017, those planning to export or reexport to Hong Kong items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) under a license or license exception will generally need to receive from their clients or consignees before shipping a copy of the required Hong Kong import license or… Read more »

Additional Phase of India-U.S. Export Control Cooperation

Blaine Smith   January 23, 2017   Comments Off on Additional Phase of India-U.S. Export Control Cooperation

Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations Implementing an Additional Phase of India-U.S. Export Control Cooperation In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the India–U.S. Joint Statement of June 7, 2016 (June Statement), which recognized the United States and… Read more »

Several countries impose import restrictions on German poultry over bird flu

Blaine Smith   November 16, 2016   Comments Off on Several countries impose import restrictions on German poultry over bird flu

HAMBURG – Several countries have placed import restrictions on German poultry following outbreaks of bird flu in the country, German authorities said on Wednesday. Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Bosnia and Herzegovina and South Africa have put import restrictions on German poultry and poultry products, the German state government of… Read more »

Commerce/BIS Amends EAR to Permit Electronic Filing of Reports of Requests for Restrictive Trade Practice or Boycott

Blaine Smith   October 18, 2016   Comments Off on Commerce/BIS Amends EAR to Permit Electronic Filing of Reports of Requests for Restrictive Trade Practice or Boycott

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-14/pdf/2016-24831.pdf In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to permit electronic submission as an additional method available to United States persons for reporting requests they receive to take certain actions in furtherance or support of an unsanctioned foreign boycott, as required… Read more »

China lifts 13-year ban on beef imports from U.S.

Blaine Smith   September 26, 2016   Comments Off on China lifts 13-year ban on beef imports from U.S.

American steak could soon be back on the menu in China after officials announced the lifting of a 13-year ban on imports of beef from the U.S. Restoring exports to China is a top priority for U.S. farmers because they want to take advantage of the country’s growing demand for… Read more »