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U.S. government takes first steps to implement the new Lacey Act declaration requirements; enforcement schedule announced, while scope of application remains unclear

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 17 2008

On October 8, 2008, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) at the Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a notice in the Federal Register informing the public of the new import declaration requirements pursuant to the amended Lacey Act and the Federal Government’s implementation plan for such declaration requirements

New CPSC certification requirements mandated for most imported and domestic consumer goods effective November 12, 2008

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2008

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), which became law on August 14, 2008, requires that manufacturers (foreign or domestic) and importers issue a “Certificate of Conformity” assuring that all consumer products subject to any rule, ban, standard, or regulation enforced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) meet all applicable safety standards

U.S. trade representative considers expanding the list of food and agricultural products from the European Union subject to punitive tariffs

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • November 10 2008

Measures under consideration could lead to imposition of 100 ad valorem tariffs on selected food and agricultural products from specified EU countries

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issues interim rule for new security filing and additional carrier requirements (102 Rule)

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2008

On November 25, 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register an “interim final” rule implementing the Importer Security Filing (ISF) and Additional Carrier Requirements rule commonly referred to as the “102 Rule.”

US Trade Representative announcement regarding loss of GSP eligibility for certain imports

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2007

The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently issued a notice identifying imported goods from certain beneficiary countries that may be removed from GSP eligibility for duty free treatment because their import levels exceed ”competitive need limits” (CNLs

US Customs and Border Protection proposes significant new advance reporting requirements for importers and carriers

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2008

On January 2, 2008, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, seeking comments on the proposed Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements commonly referred to as the “10 2 Rule.”

Customs proposes elimination of “first sale” valuation policy: action will result in increased duties for many importers

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2008

On January 24, 2007, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to overturn a 15 year “first sale” valuation policy that allows imports of product subject to multi-tiered sales arrangements to be valued for duty purposes based on the “first sale” transaction between the foreign producer and a middleman

CBP establishes inspection protocol for fruits and vegetables imported from Canada

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • January 9 2009

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it will implement a standard automated inspection protocol for all Canadian-grown fruits and vegetables effective February 1, 2009

Measures to go into effect on March 23, 2009, will impose 100 or more ad valorem tariffs on selected food and agricultural products from specified EU countries

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2009

As a result of successful trade litigation commenced by the United States, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body in August 1998 issued a ruling determining that a European Community (EC) ban on imports of hormone-treated beef nullifies and impairs U.S. benefits under the WTO Agreement, and in July 1999 authorized the United States to suspend tariff concessions to the EC covering trade in an amount of $116.8 million annually

FDA launches pilot program to improve the safety of pharmaceuticals and APIs manufactured outside the United States

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2009

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the launch of a voluntary pilot program that would help promote the safety of finished pharmaceutical products and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) that are manufactured outside the U.S., while at the same time enabling quicker entry times for imports covered by the program