In ruling NY N306236, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discusses the classification of a dog training collar device made by Garmin Sport Pro. The device is retail packaged with a correction module, collar, handheld transmitter, and an A/C charging adapter with cable. In use, the correction module is attached to the dog’s neck via the

On October 11, 2019, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) formally launched the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Portal for the 2019 cycle. On the same day, the Commission published a notice in the Federal Register requesting members of the public to submit petitions for a temporary suspension or reduction on import duties of specified

On October 9, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a Federal Register notice informing that additional duties on products from certain member States of the EU will take effect starting at 12:01 a.m. on October 18, 2019. This action comes after the USTR determined that the EU and certain member

In ruling NY N305951, Customs and Border Protection determined the classification of the from China. The item is a battery-operated, hand-held, Bluetooth connected device that measures the force enacted by the user. Using their hand, knee or foot to apply force, the user will attempt to keep the target pressure the program is looking for.

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) allowed the U.S. to set duties on $7.5 billion worth of European Union goods as a consequence of the long-running legal battle over subsidies to Airbus. This ruling allows President Trump’s administration to set increased import duties on such articles as EU wines, cheeses, motorcycles

The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process is administered by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Under the MTB process, U.S. importers may petition for duty-free or reduced-duty treatment of certain imported products by submitting an MTB petition to the ITC. The ITC has indicated that it will open its portal and begin accepting MTB petitions

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is soliciting comments on its 1997 Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims and its ongoing enforcement of that policy. On September 26, 2019, the FTC held a workshop with key stakeholders to discuss how consumers perceive “Made in USA” claims, how advertisers and marketers comply with the standard, and

On September 30, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued five Withhold Release Orders (WROs). CBP issued a statement that the WROs were based on information obtained and reviewed by CBP that indicated that the products are produced, in whole or in part, using forced labor.

The following WROs are effective immediately:

  • Garments produced

Trade talks between the United States and China are set to resume on October 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C., in order to determine if the two countries can make a plan to lead them out of the current trade war. On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, President Trump said that a deal to end the nearly

In ruling NY N305648, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the classification of a wireless charging station from China. It is described as an inductive charging device for cell phones measuring 18.5 cm x 17 cm x 13.5 cm. The item, the Spansive Source Wireless Phone Charger, converts mains voltage to an inductive charging field,