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Express Companies Call for Separate 'Section 321 Module' in ACE

CBP should develop a separate "Section 321 module" for brokers to allow for easier manifest release requests on low-value imports regulated by other agencies, the Express Association of America said in comments to CBP (here). The comments were in … Subscribe to Read >>

Customs Bill Implementation Progressing Well Despite Some Missed Deadlines, Kerlikowske Says

CBP is “well on the way” to implementing the majority of requirements of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) by the end of 2016, CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske told members of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee … Subscribe to Read >>

ITC Releases Interim Rule on MTB Petition Procedures

The International Trade Commission released an interim final rule that details the processes for submitting applications for duty suspensions under a Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (here). The interim final rule puts in place a slew of provisions included in MTB … Subscribe to Read >>

Top ITT Articles You May Have Missed From Last Week

International Trade Today is providing readers with some of the top stories for Sept.19-23 in case they were missed. Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

Lighted 'Cone-Shaped Tree' Not Festive Article, CBP Tells Mr. Christmas

A lighted "cone-shaped tree" made of glass meant for indoor decoration doesn't meet the legal test for classification as a festive article, CBP said in a Aug. 18 ruling, HQ H258442 (here). The importer, Mr. Christmas, Inc., requested CBP reconsideration of a 2014 ruling (here) that classified the tree in heading 7013 as “Glassware of a kind used for table, kitchen, toilet, office, indoor decoration or similar purposes (other than that of heading 7010 or 7018).” The company, represented by Robert Leo, a lawyer with Meeks Sheppard, said the tree should instead be classified in heading 9505 as a "festive article." … Read More >>

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