The Raising Tariffs on Imports from China Act was introduced by Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and aims to increase tariffs on imports from China until the United State’s bilateral trade deficit returns to balance. In tandem with this legislation, Senator Hawley is pushing for debt limit talks to focus on the reduction of the trade
Customs Ruling of the Week – Classification and Subheading Applicability of a Rotation Cushion
Main Idea: HTSUS Chapter 98, Subchapter 17, U.S. Note 4(b) exclusions are determined based on weighing all criteria. Although a product may meet the definition outlined in U.S. Note 4(a), they may fit the criteria outlined in U.S. Note 4(b) and therefore be excluded.
In ruling N330488 (Feb. 9, 2023), Customs and Border Protection (CBP)…
Customs Ruling of the Week- Classification, Country of Origin, Marking and Eligibility of the USMCA for a Sucrose, Lactose and Cocoa Powder Blend (SLCB)
Main Idea: When making multiple determinations in a single ruling, the totality of evidence based on each determination contributes to the final decisions.
In ruling N330744 (Feb. 28, 2023), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a decision on the classification, country of origin, marking and eligibility of the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) for a…
Customs Ruling of the Week – Country of Origin of Prepared Painting Canvas
Main Idea: The regulations used to determine the country of origin of textile and apparel products require the sequential application of rules much like the General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs) in the HTSUS
In ruling N326416 (Feb. 2, 2023), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the country of origin of a prepared painting canvas.
Customs Ruling of the Week- Classification and Country of Origin for a Glass Water Bottle with Aluminum Shell
Main Idea: A product’s essential character and primary function are key criteria to keep in mind in for both classification and country of origin determinations.
In ruling N330046 (Feb. 2, 2023), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determines the classification and the country of origin for a glass water bottle with an aluminum shell. The…
Customs Ruling of the Week – Country of Origin of An Aluminum Monitor Mount
Main Idea: Simple assembly operations will not substantially transform components that give shape and form (i.e., character) to the finished article and define its use.
In ruling N329853 (Jan. 12, 2023), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) considers the country of origin of the Sapper XYZ Arm Assembly (the Sapper). This product is a monitor mount…
Will Changes in Congress Finally Bring Trade Legislation?
Congress failed to pass much needed and anticipated trade legislation last session. Issues the new House and Senate must face include: the extension of the Trade Adjustment Assistance, the future of the Trade Promotion Authority, renewed Generalized System of Preferences, and a new Miscellaneous Tariff Bill.
The Future of the Trade Adjustment Assistance and Trade…
Customs ruling of the Week- Country of Origin of Battery Modules and Battery Packs and the Applicability of Certain Trade Remedies Under Section 301
Main Idea: Feeling positive about your country of origin determination? CBP’s decision on battery modules and packs confirms the importance of understanding the complexity of the substantial transformation rules.
In a decision impacting the electric vehicle, renewables, and other related industries, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discusses the country of origin of battery modules…
Chief Counsel, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Jason Prince Joins Crowell
Washington, D.C. – January 23, 2023: Jason Prince, former chief counsel to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, has joined Crowell & Moring and will advise financial institutions and other companies on the growing list of sanctions and export controls on Russia and other targeted nations and parties.
Prince brings in-depth experience…
Customs Ruling of the Week – Classification of a Reptile Enclosure
Main Idea: CBP has long history of limiting classification of items as furniture in chapter 94, HTSUS, to articles used by humans.
A variety of factors impact a product’s classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). However, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has long demonstrated that the most important…