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

New ACE Portal and ACE Reports Videos Now Available

CSMS #51674652 A message from the U.S. CBP Cargo Systems Messaging Service: As the modernization of the ACE Secure Data Portal (ACE Portal) moves forward, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recognizes the benefit of providing resources that help users make the most of legacy ACE Portal and ACE Reports functionality. Below please find links to CBP’s newest videos that.. Read More


Cargo Systems Messaging ServiceCSMS #51515097 and CSMS #51469298 The purpose of this message is to provide guidance regarding the retroactive reinstatement of certain exclusions to China 301 trade remedies from October 12, 2021 through December 31, 2022. BACKGROUNDOn March 28, 2022, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published 87 FR 17380 retroactively reinstating certain exclusions with respect to certain goods entered for.. Read More