A weekly roundup of news reports, government announcements, and other information about current and emerging developments in international trade and customs compliance.
Advocacy groups representing U.S. producers are firing back at recommendations issued recently by the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee, accusing it of “a troubling and continued...prioritization of trade facilitation and cheap importation of goods over trade enforcement at every opportunity.”
Dockworkers at Canada’s second-largest port yesterday overwhelmingly rejected the offer made by the Maritime Employers Association, setting the stage for another potential work stoppage in the near future.
CBP should publicly disclose the process for modifying or revoking WROs on products suspected of using forced labor, according to a new government report.
As part of an effort to modernize the handling of certain low-value imports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that beginning next year all commercial truck shipments containing “Section 321 merchandise” will be required to file an advance electronic manifest in accordance with the guidelines specified in the Trade Act of 2002.