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Biography for Tim Warren

Timothy Warren is Executive Managing Editor of Communications Daily. He previously led the International Trade Today editorial team from the time it was purchased by Warren Communications News in 2012 through the launch of Export Compliance Daily and Trade Law Daily. Tim is a 2005 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and lives in Maryland with his wife and three kids.

Recent Articles by Tim Warren

Hundreds of CHB Licenses Listed as Revoked for Failure to File 2021 Triennial Report, Fee

CBP plans to revoke hundreds of customs brokers' licenses by operation of law, without prejudice, for failure to file the 2021 triennial status report and applicable fee, it said in a notice. CBP’s list includes the broker name (individual or company), license number and port name associated with the licenses being revoked.Read More >>

Forced Labor Shipment Detentions Through June More Than All of FY21

CBP detained 2,010 shipments due to withhold release orders through June 30, the agency said in an update to its trade statistics page Aug. 19. CBP detained 1,469 shipments related to the WROs in fiscal year 2021. The value of the detained goods stopped in FY 2022 through June 30 is $357.8 million, it said. The value of detained goods in the previous fiscal year was $486 million.Read More >>

First Sale Decision Seen as Relief to Importers, Though 'Meyer Case Still Breathes'

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruling to overturn a Court of International Trade decision that called into question the use of first sale treatment for imported goods involving non-market economy countries (see 2208110060) is largely seen as providing a welcome relief to importers, several law firms said. "For those importers enjoying the benefits of lower declared values and duties, particularly from China in light of Section 301 tariffs, there is no longer a need for concern now that, on appeal, the court has given first sale a nod," Sandler Travis lawyer Lenny Feldman said on a podcast. The original CIT decision (Meyer Corporation v. U.S., Fed. Cir. #21-1392) raised some concerns for the future of first sale treatment (see 2104200028).Read More >>

No Importers Have Overcome UFLPA Rebuttable Presumption So Far, CBP Official Says

A little over a month since the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act rebuttable presumption took effect, no importer so far has successfully overcome that presumption, Elva Muneton, acting executive director of the UFLPA Implementation Task Force said, speaking Aug. 3 during the CBP Detroit Field Office's Virtual Trade Week. "Thirty days into this. I have not seen any documentation that has been able to overcome the rebuttable presumption," she said. But, "it's only been 30 days so I think the documentation for a lot of the shippers that are detained are being assembled to be submitted to CBP. That's what I'm guessing is happening."Read More >>

Work Toward Section 321 Rulemaking Is Ongoing, CBP Official Says

CBP is still aiming to propose rules for a Section 321 data collection process that are based on the Section 321 data pilot and Entry Type 86 test (see 2101290033), said Christopher Mabelitini, acting director, Intellectual Property Rights & E-Commerce Division, July 18 during CBP’s Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit. "What we're working on, to expand off of the current pilots we have now and to bring the two together, is a draft regulatory framework that's being drafted this year," he said. Mabelitini said he expects a two- to three-year time frame to get the draft notice out for public comment.Read More >>