Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is offering both a remote proctored exam delivery option and an in-person testing option for the October 26, 2022 Customs Broker License Exam (CBLE).
  • The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting will be open for the public to attend in person or via webinar. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the in-person capacity is limited to 75 persons for public attendees.

U.S. Department of State (DOS)

  • On March 23, 2022, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) announced an International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) interim final rule (87 FR 16396, effective Sept. 6, 2022). This rule is the first of a project dedicated to better organizing ITAR and serves to consolidate and co-locate the authorities, general guidance, and definitions that have become dispersed throughout the ITAR.
  • On August 26, 2022, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has concluded administrative settlements with Ryan Adams, Marc Baier, and Daniel Gericke, respectively, to resolve alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), 22 U.S.C. § 2751 et seq., and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 C.F.R. Parts 120-130.

U.S Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)

  • As a result of the determinations by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on certain cold-rolled steel flat products  from the People’s Republic of China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, net countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, DOC is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD and CVD orders.
  • DOC is amending the final results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on truck and bus tires from the People’s Republic of China, covering the period of review January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, to correct ministerial errors.
  • DOC hereby publishes a list of scope rulings and anti-circumvention determinations made during the period April 1, 2022-June 30, 2022.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in Consolidated Case Number 7474; Certain Steel Grating from the People’s Republic of China, based upon de novo review of the administrative record in this case, including the timely and properly filed requests for administrative review and response, the June 21 Determination of evasion under 19 USC § 1517(c) is AFFIRMED.
  • According to DHS, in Case Number 7250; Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea, based upon their de novo review of the administrative record in this case, including the timely and properly filed request for administrative review submitted by Lyke on September 22, 2021, and DSMC’s Response submitted on October 6, 2021, the August 10 Determination of evasion under 19 U.S.C. § 1517(c) is AFFIRMED.
  • According to DHS, in Consolidated Case Number 7586; Certain Quartz Surface Products from the People’s Republic of China, based upon their de novo review of the administrative record in this case, including the timely and properly filed request for administrative review and response, the December 6 Determination of evasion under 19 USC § 1517(c) is AFFIRMED.
  • According to DHS, in Case Number 7603; Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof from the People’s Republic of China, based upon their de novo review of the administrative record in this case, including the administrative record, the request for administrative review and response, the January 27th Determination of evasion under 19 U.S.C. § 1517(c) is REVERSED.
  • According to DHS, in Consolidated Case Number 7501; Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People’s Republic of China, based upon their de novo review of the administrative record in this case, including the timely and properly filed request for administrative review submitted by CEK on October 29, 2021, and M&B’s Response submitted on November 16, 2021, the September 16 Determination of evasion under 19 U.S.C. § 1517(c) is AFFIRMED.
  • According to DHS, in Case Number 7523; Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People’s Republic of China, based upon their de novo review of the administrative record in this case, including the timely and properly filed request for administrative review submitted by Amlink on September 23, 2021, the August 23 Determination of evasion under 19 U.S.C. § 1517(c) is AFFIRMED.
  • According to DHS, in Consolidated Case Number 7553; Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof from the People’s Republic of China, based upon their de novo review of the administrative record in this case, including the requests for administrative review and response, the September 16th Determination of evasion under 19 U.S.C. § 1517(c) is AFFIRMED.
  • According to DHS, in Case Number 7583; Wooden Cabinets and Vanities and Components Thereof from the People’s Republic of China, based upon their de novo review of the administrative record in this case, including the timely and properly filed request for administrative review and response, the January 31 Determination of evasion under 19 USC § 1517(c) is REVERSED.

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