November 2018 Newsletter

Global Training Center

Trade Compliance Manager—The Unsung Hero of 2018

In every organization—business, political, social, household—there is what’s often described as an unsung hero; an individual who plays a pivotal role but is often overlooked or uncelebrated. Within global organizations engaged in international trade, perhaps one of the most under-celebrated and under-appreciated is the compliance manager.

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Aluminum Association: Continued Industry Growth Depends on Tariff, Quota Free North America

Association’s Brock Calls for Section 232 Exemptions During Hearing on USMCA. During testimony at the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today, Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock highlighted the urgent need for full, quota-free tariff exemptions for Canada and Mexico as part of the newly-renegotiated U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

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Checklist to Expedite Clearance of Goods on Imports

We’ve prepared the following checklist to use as a guide for expediting the clearance of your goods. It gets down to “the devil being in the details,” so pay attention to what needs to be done and do it accurately.

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CBP Finds NAFTA Marking Rules Inapplicable for Determining Origin of Goods Subject to Section 301 Duties

In light of this ruling, we recommend carefully analyzing any current or contemplated production and assembly operations in Mexico or Canada that incorporate Chinese-origin product that is subject to the Section 301 retaliatory duties.

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Regulatory Revisions to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

The new rule has removed certain notification requirements from the ITAR, and it removed certain items from the US Munitions List (USML) that no longer warrant continued inclusion.

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Nation’s Ports Booming Amid Strong Economy

September and October were record months for many of the nation’s ports as shippers prepared for a busy holiday shopping season and rushed to get cargo into the U.S. ahead of the Trump administration’s tariffs against several nations.

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