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Biography for Brian Feito

Brian Feito is Managing Editor of International Trade Today, Export Compliance Daily and Trade Law Daily. A licensed customs broker who spent time at the Department of Commerce calculating antidumping and countervailing duties, 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

CPSC Finalizes New Safety Standard for Clothing Storage Units, Including Dressers and Chests

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is finalizing a new safety standard for clothing storage units that addresses tip-over risks, CPSC said in a final rule released Nov. 23. The new standard requires clothing storage units “to be tested for stability, exceed minimum stability requirements, bear labels containing safety and identification information, and display a hang tag providing performance and technical data about the stability of the CSU,” CPSC said.Read More >>

USTR Extends 81 Section 301 Exclusions for COVID Goods Until February

Exclusions from Section 301 China tariffs for 81 medical care products related to COVID-19 will be extended until the end of February 2023, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said in a pre-publication notice released Nov. 23. The exclusions had been set to expire Nov. 30.Read More >>

CBP Issues WRO on Major Dominican Sugar Exporter to US

CBP will block imports from Dominican sugar giant Central Romana under a new withhold release order issued by the agency on Nov. 23, it said in a news release the same day. Beginning on Nov. 23, CBP will “detain raw sugar and sugar-based products produced in the Dominican Republic” by Central Romana, after finding “information that reasonably indicates the use of forced labor in its operation,” CBP said.Read More >>

Top ITT Articles You May Have Missed From Last Week

International Trade Today is providing readers with the top stories from last week in case they were missed. All articles can be found by searching on the titles or by clicking on the hyperlinked reference number.Read More >>

CBP Adds New Forced Labor Benefits to CTPAT Trade Compliance Program

CBP is adding three new benefits related to forced labor in its Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Trade Compliance program, CTPAT Director Manual Garza said in a message to the trade community posted to the CBP website Nov. 18. Effective immediately, CBP will provide “to the greatest extent possible and practical,” front-of-line admissibility review, the ability to hold instead of redeliver goods suspected of forced labor and the ability to move shipments detained under a withhold release order to a bonded facility.Read More >>