On February 25, the Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing for the nominee for the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Katherine Tai. Tai’s strong performance in the hearing demonstrated her poise and a depth of knowledge on the issues. She was well-prepared for Senators’ questions and is likely to receive a swift confirmation in the

In ruling NY N317139 (February 23, 2021), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of adjustable bed base, the Reverie Adjustable Bed, with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity made to accommodate mattresses of various sizes. As stated in the ruling, the adjustable bed has a regulable metal sub-frame with vibration motors and a textile-covered steel

On February 18, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a one-pager on a July, 28 2020, Administrative Ruling related to domestic warehouses and fulfillment centers.

What is the Scope of this Ruling?

19 U.S.C. § 1321(a)(2)(c) enables CBP to admit qualifying merchandise duty- and tax-free provided that the merchandise is imported by “one

In ruling NY N317145 (February 10, 2021), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of 100% nitrile rubber gloves, or “BestSafe-Nitrile Gloves.” As stated in the ruling, the gloves are seamless and disposable. They are used for medical purposes but are also multi-use, such as for the food processing, beauty, IT industries, etc.

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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:

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In ruling NY N316949 (February 8, 2021), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of the QuickScan II Grain Tester, described as a grain testing scanner that measures for the presence of harmful mycotoxins and/or genetically modified organism (GMO) levels.  The results are used to determine whether the specific grains tested can be used

The incoming Biden administration faces a number of serious international trade issues, including increased tensions with China, the implementation of Brexit, and last, but far from least, a global pandemic that continues to impact global supply chains, mobility, and many other aspects of our interconnected world. Join us as we identify these issues along with

In ruling NY N316540 (January 15, 2021), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification for: “Pink Mylk™ Latté,” “Blue Mylk™ Latté,” “Turmeric Mylk™ Latté,” and “Adaptogen Mylk™ Latté.” As described in the ruling, the items, imported in powder form, are blends consisting of coconut milk and other various ingredients.

The powder is packaged for

In ruling NY N316541 (January 13, 2021), Customs and Broker Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of the . The ruling indicates that the system consists of a wristband, satellite, and hub, which are used/installed in a user’s home. Together, they gather user activity/movement data and user location data. The data generated/gathered is forwarded via the

On January 13, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) for cotton and tomato products from Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China. This is the fourth WRO that CBP has issued since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2021, and the second on products originating in Xinjiang. Eight of