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In ruling N327712 (Sept. 2, 2022), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discusses the country of origin of an electronic vaping device.  The device under review, identified as the Vuse Alto Power Unit, is an electronic vaping device comprised of the following components:

  • Metal enclosure containing a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA);
  • Rechargeable battery;
  • Battery plugs;

In ruling N327192 (Aug. 17, 2022), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the tariff classification of semiprecious stones from China.  The item under review was referred to as the “National Geographic 2 lbs. Premium Polished Gemstone Set.”  The stones came tumbled and polished, and could be used by collectors, placed in aquariums, used in crafts

President Joseph Biden formally announced via Executive Order that the following Russian-origin goods will no longer be permitted importation into the U.S. customs territory:

  • Fish, seafood, and preparations thereof;
  • Alcoholic beverages;
  • Non-industrial diamonds; and
  • Any other products of Russian Federation-origin as may be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary

Friday, March 11, 2022 – Today, United States President Joseph Biden formally announced via Executive Order that the following Russian-origin goods will no longer be permitted importation into the U.S. customs territory:

  • Fish, seafood, and preparations thereof;
  • Alcoholic beverages;
  • Non-industrial diamonds; and
  • Any other products of Russian Federation-origin as may be determined by the Secretary

On August 26, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that for FY 2021 between October 1, 2020 and August 6, 2021, the agency had detained approximately $368 million ($367,743,052) worth of cargo in relation to forced labor by issuing Withhold Release Orders (WROs). As noted by the agency’s trade statistics, this represented

A de minimis shipment, also called a Section 321 shipment, allows for goods valued at $800 US Dollars or less to enter duty-free into the United States. Section 321 (19 U.S.C. 1321) is the statute that describes de minimis. With the passage of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA) (2016), the value amount

On March 1, 2021, the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) issued an opinion that could signal a coming sea-change in whether goods imported into the United States from non-market economies (e.g., the People’s Republic of China) are properly eligible for “first sale” appraisement.

CIT Senior Judge Thomas Aquilino, in Meyer Corporation, U.S. v. United

In light of increased U.S. actions and rising global concerns over reports of forced labor in Xinjiang, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued the following Q&A responses:

General

In response to recent action by the European Union in the Large Civil Aircraft (Boeing-Airbus) Dispute in the World Trade Organization (“WTO”), the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) has announced the inclusion of additional products to the list of EU goods subject to Section 301 tariffs.

Section 301 tariffs will apply to specified additional products