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The Daily Bugle Weekly Highlights: Week 27 (5-9 Jul 2021)
Every Monday we post the highlights out of last week’s FCC Export/Import Daily Update (“The Daily Bugle”). Send out every business day to approximately 10,000 readers of changes to defense and high-tech trade laws and regulations, The Daily Bugle is a free daily newsletter from Full Circle Compliance, edited by James E. Bartlett III and Elina Tsapouri.
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Last week’s highlights of The Daily Bugle included in this edition are:
- Treasury/OFAC & DHS/CBP Amend CFR and CBP Regulations re Marking Rules, Tariff-Rate Quotas, and other USMCA Provisions; Tuesday, 6 Jul 2021; Item #2
- Treasury/OFAC: “Publication of Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Directive 1”; Wednesday, 7 Jul 2021; Item #1
- DHS/CBP/CSMS: CBP 2021 Virtual Trade Week – July 20-22; Thursday, 8 Jul 2021; Item #4
- USTR: “Suspension of Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in the Large Civil Aircraft Dispute”; Friday, 9 Jul 2021; Item #1
- UK Has Updated Their Export Controls Licensing Reports; Friday, 9 Jul 2021; Item #7
Treasury/OFAC & DHS/CBP Amend CFR and CBP Regulations re Marking Rules, Tariff-Rate Quotas, and other USMCA Provisions
(Source: Federal Register, 6 Jul 2021) [Excerpts]
86 FR 35566: Rule
* AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Department of the Treasury.
* ACTION: Interim final rule; request for comments.
* SUMMARY: This interim final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to include implementing regulations for the preferential tariff treatment and related customs provisions of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA).
The USMCA applies to goods from Canada and Mexico entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after July 1, 2020. This document amends the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to implement the provisions in Chapters 1, 2, 5, and 7 of the USMCA related to general definitions, confidentiality, import requirements, export requirements, post-importation duty refund claims, drawback and duty-deferral programs, general verifications and determinations of origin, commercial samples, goods re-entered after repair or alteration in Canada or Mexico, and penalties.
This document makes amendments to apply the marking rules in determining the country of origin for marking purposes for goods imported from Canada or Mexico and for other purposes specified by the USMCA. This document also includes amendments to add the sugar-containing products subject to a tariff-rate quota under Appendix 2 to Annex 2-B of Chapter 2 of the USMCA to the CBP regulations governing the requirement for an export certificate, and conforming amendments for the declaration required for goods re-entered after repair or alteration in Canada or Mexico, recordkeeping provisions, and the modernized drawback provisions.
Concurrently with this interim final rule, CBP is publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking that proposes to apply the rules for all non-preferential origin determinations made by CBP for goods imported from Canada or Mexico.
CBP will also issue additional USMCA implementing regulations in an interim final rule to be published in the Federal Register at a later date.
* DATES: This interim final rule is effective on July 1, 2021. Comments must be received by September 7, 2021.
Treasury/OFAC: “Publication of Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Directive 1”
(Source: Federal Register, 7 Jul 2021) [Excerpts]
86 FR 35867: Notice
* AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.
* ACTION: Publication of directive.
* SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing a Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions Directive in the Federal Register. The Directive was previously issued on OFAC’s website.
* DATES: Directive 1 was issued on April 15, 2021 and the prohibitions therein take effect on June 14, 2021.
DHS/CBP/CSMS: CBP 2021 Virtual Trade Week – July 20-22
(Source: CSMS #48706843, 7 Jul 2021) [Excerpts]
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proud to announce the CBP 2021 Virtual Trade Week will be held on July 20-22, 2021. This year’s sessions will include discussions on 21CCF, E-Commerce, Forced Labor, Export Modernization, CTPAT, and 1USG.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Link to register: https://cers.cbp.dhs.gov/
* The registration fee is $30.00 U.S. dollars for all non-government participants. Payment must be made online at Pay.gov by credit card. Registrations will be confirmed and processed on a first come, first served basis.
* Members of the press interested in covering the CBP 2021 Virtual Trade Week should contact the CBP Office of Public Affairs at email@example.com.
* You will receive the session access links by July 16. The email will come from ‘CBP 2021 Virtual Trade Week. . . . .
USTR: “Suspension of Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in the Large Civil Aircraft Dispute”
(Source: Federal Register, 9 Jul 2021) [Excerpts]
86 FR 36313: Notice
* AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).
* ACTION: Notice.
* SUMMARY: On June 15 and June 17, 2021, the United States reached understandings on cooperative frameworks with, respectively, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) regarding the World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes involving large civil aircraft (LCA). In accordance with the understandings reached with the EU and the UK, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined to suspend for a period of five years the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation involving the enforcement of U.S. WTO rights in the LCA dispute.
* DATES: The beginning of the five-year suspension period is July 4, 2021, with respect to tariffs on goods of the UK, and July 11, 2021, with respect to tariffs on goods of EU member States.
GOV.UK Has Updated Their Export Controls Licensing Reports
(Source: GOV.UK Notifications)
GOV.UK has updated their Export Controls Licensing Reports (see links):