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U.S. International Trade Commission Submits Preliminary Report and Seeks Limited Additional Comments on Petitions for Import Duty Reductions

Posted in Customs Law, Manufacturing
On June 9, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) submitted its preliminary report on petitions for duty suspensions and reductions, under the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (AMCA), to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance. As discussed in previous posts here and here, the AMCA reformed… Continue Reading

U.S. International Trade Commission Seeks Comments on Petitions for Import Duty Reductions

Posted in Customs Law, Manufacturing
Today, the U.S. International Trade Commission began accepting comments on the more than three thousand petitions filed with the agency last year requesting that the Government temporarily suspend import duties on products ranging from herbicidal chemicals to ping-pong tables. Traditionally, duty reductions were obtained by having members of Congress sponsor individual bills on specific goods,… Continue Reading

FDA Food Facility Registration Deadline Coming Up

Posted in Compliance, Customs Law
Prior to the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA),  U.S. and foreign facilities that manufactured, processed, packed, or held food products for shipment to U.S. destinations were required to register with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Under FMSA, they must also renew those registrations in every even-numbered year. 2014, as you might have… Continue Reading
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