Global Trade News & Events

2022 Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA JULY 18 – 20 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proud to announce that the 2022 Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit will be held July 18-20 at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California, and virtually via webcast. CBP has combined its annual Trade Symposium and Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) conference to bring you the.. Read More


Aluminum Import License Requirement Updates

Please be advised that beginning June 29, 2022, U.S. Commerce Department (Commerce) Aluminum Import licensing applications will require both fields of “country of largest smelt” and “country of second largest smelt.” Commerce defines the field for the country of smelt for the largest (and second largest) volume of primary aluminum as the country where the largest volume of new aluminum.. Read More


Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Importer Guidance

Please be advised, The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) was signed into law by President Biden on December 23, 2021. It establishes a rebuttable presumption that the importation of any goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, or produced by certain.. Read More


Guidance: Section 301 China Extension Of Covid Product Exclusions

CSMS #52055728: The purpose of this message is to provide guidance regarding the extension of product exclusions from additional Section 301 China duties on certain medical-care products to address COVID-19. BACKGROUND On November 16, 2021, USTR published 86 FR 63438, extending 81 of the COVID exclusions through May 31, 2022.On May 27, 2022, USTR posted a Federal Register notice at.. Read More


Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce: May Member Breakfast

Event Date: May 27, 2022 From the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce: Welcome new Director of Field Operations Sidney Aki, meet new members, and learn the latest and greatest from CBP regarding our ports of entry. Register today: Member Breakfast with New CBP Director Sidney Aki