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Biography for Brian Feito

Brian Feito, Deputy Managing Editor, is a reporter for International Trade Today and its sister publication Export Compliance Daily. A licensed customs broker, Brian covers a wide range of subjects including customs and trade-facing product regulation, the courts, antidumping and countervailing duties and Mexico and the European Union. Brian is a graduate of the University of Florida and George Mason University. He joined the staff of Warren Communications News in 2012.

Recent Articles by Brian Feito

CIT Says 'Cruzin Cooler' Importer Must Pay More Than $850,000 Penalty for Customs Fraud

An importer must pay nearly $1 million in penalties for customs fraud, after the Court of International Trade on July 9 found the importer knowingly misclassified its entries to save on duty, despite repeated instructions from CBP on the…Subscribe to Read >>

COAC Says CBP Should Let Importers Try to Fix Forced Labor Issues Before WRO

CBP should “exercise discretion” when using its withhold release order (WRO) authority to address forced labor violations, leaving space for importers to use their leverage to get suppliers to change their illegal practices, the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)…Subscribe to Read >>

Three-Judge Panel to Hear Challenge of Section 232 Tariffs on Chapter 98 Goods

A three-judge panel at the Court of International Trade will hear a recently filed Section 232 challenge that opens a new front in the battle of steel importers against the tariffs. Maple Leaf Marketing (MLM), distributor of oil industry pipe…Subscribe to Read >>

USTR Grants New Extensions to Section 301 Exclusions, Leaves Others to Expire July 9

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will grant extensions to 12 exclusions from the first list of Section 301 tariffs on China that were due to expire July 9, it said in a notice. The 98 exclusions that…Subscribe to Read >>

ITC Issues Semi-Annual Revision to 2020 HTS; Changes Effective as of July 1

The International Trade Commission posted Revision 14 to the 2020 Harmonized Tariff Schedule. The semiannual update to the HTS implements USMCA, which took effect July 1, and adds new tariff numbers for a variety of products, including diagnostic reagents…Subscribe to Read >>