On July 26, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) modified its July 1998 Withhold Release Order (WRO) that originally prevented the importation of carpet and hand-knotted wool products from seven Nepalese companies. Specifically, CBP modified the WRO so that carpet and hand-knotted wool products from Annapurna Carpet Industries Pvt. Ltd. (Annapurna Carpet) would be

In ruling NY N320422 (July 21, 2021), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the tariff classification and country of origin for marking purposes of the “Yahtzee Frenzee” game. The game consists of 20 dice, 80 playing cards, 1 round tracker card, 1 token, and game instructions. In the six-round game, each player has a set

On July 13, 2021, the U.S. government released an updated version of the Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory. The notice, which was originally released last summer, states that the PRC government is perpetrating genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, highlights the legal risks posed to companies and supply chains, updates the list of U.S.

In ruling NY N319909 (July 8, 2021), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of a cast aluminum safe handle and an extruded aluminum safe hinge profile. The handle under examination is approximately 4.7 inches long, 2.4 inches tall, and 1.5 inches wide, with a round base that is 1.5 inches in diameter. Additionally,

On August 24,2017, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) began a Section 301 investigation to determine whether acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation were actionable under the Trade Act of 1974. On March 22, 2018, USTR announced its affirmative findings and imposed

 On July 1, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the expiration of its Temporary Final Rule (TFR) allocating certain health and medical resources for domestic use. The TFR – originally issued on April 10, 2020 and reissued for a second time on December 31, 2020 –  prohibited surgical N95 filter facepiece respirators, personal

In ruling NY N318253 (May 28, 2021), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of five varieties of trail mixes from Slovenia. The five trail mixes – which were “Black Pepper Mix,” “Crunch Mix,” “Crispy and Salty Mix,” “Marathon Mix,” and “Crunch Mix” – consisted of a blend of fruits, nuts, and other edible