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EU Updated Dual-Use List enters into force

On 7 October 2020, the European Commission adopted the revised Annex I (the “Dual-Use List“) to Regulation 428/2009 (the “Dual-Use Regulation“). The new Dual-Use List came into force on 15 December 2020. See https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2020:421:TOC

US Labor issues USMCA high-wage components of the labor value content requirements

On July 1, 2020,  the US Department of Labor published in the Federal Register an interim final rule (IFR) issuing regulations necessary to administer the high-wage components of the labor value content requirements as set forth in section 202A of that United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (the “Act”).  The interim final rule is effective on […]

CBP issues USMCA Uniform Rules of Origin regulations

On July 1, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register an interim final rule [USCBP-2020-0036; CBP Dec. 20-11], which amends the CBP regulations to implement the rules of origin provisions for preferential tariff treatment of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA). […]

July 1, 2020 HTS (with USMCA related update) available

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) enters into force on July 1, 2020, and the US International Trade Commission (USITC) has updated the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to reflect USMCA-related and other revisions. The text of the most recent HTS and the accompanying duty rates are available on the USITC website at https://hts.usitc.gov/current. See https://www.usitc.gov/press_room/featured_news/revised_hts_reflecting_usmca_related_updates_now.htm

US Census announces Schedule B and HTS updates in AES

On July 1, 2020, the Bureau of Census announced that the Schedule B, Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), and HTS Codes That Are Not Valid for AES tables have been updated to accept the changes to the July 1, 2020 codes. AES will accept shipments with outdated codes during a grace period for 30 days beyond […]

EU-Viet Nam FTA to enter into force on 1 August 2020

On 30 June 2020, the Official Journal published a notice announcing the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, signed in Hanoi on 30 June 2019, will enter into force on 1 August 2020. See https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2020.207.01.0003.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2020:207:TOC

USTR grants additional exclusions for Tranche 3 ($200 Bn)

On June 24, 2020, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice that announces the USTR’s determination n to grant an additional exclusion request, as specified in the Annex to this notice, and corrects technical errors in previously announced exclusions. The product exclusions will apply as of September […]