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CBP Exploring Use of Analytics to Speed Up Rulings Process

SAN ANTONIO -- CBP is looking at using "prescriptive analytics" as a way of making the rulings process faster, said Brenda Smith, CBP executive assistant commissioner-trade, at the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America's annual conference on April … Subscribe to Read >>

CBP Announces Filing Procedures for Third Group of Products Granted Section 301 Exclusions

CBP on April 18 added the ability in ACE for importers to file entries with the third group of exclusions from Section 301 duties, it said in a CSMS message. Filers of imported products that were granted an exclusion … Subscribe to Read >>

Government Joins Reverse False Claim Suit Over Illegal Use of de Minimis Exemption

The Department of Justice recently agreed to intervene in a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit against Selective Marketplace Ltd. and the company's alleged use of de minimis exemptions for the expressed reason of avoiding customs duties, the DOJ said in a … Subscribe to Read >>

Industry Groups, AFL-CIO React to ITC's NAFTA Report; Report Cautions Full de Minimis Benefit May Not Occur

Industry groups and unions continued to react to the International Trade Commission's analysis of the new NAFTA the day after the report was released, with most saying the report confirmed what they already knew. Subscribe to Read >>

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Walorski Has Made Tariff Exclusions Her Focus on House Ways and Means

Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., said that with an approval rate of just under 6 percent for steel exclusion requests when domestic firms objected, "it really looks like somebody's finger is on the scale." In a sit-down with International Trade Today, Walorski explained how what started with complaints from 10 businesses in her district -- which is heavy with steel-consuming RV manufacturers -- has made her office the place for companies around the country to share their problems with exclusions. "We knew this is probably what was going to happen," she said of the exclusion process that favors domestic producers. … Read More >>

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