The ATPA and ATPDEA ("Andean") trade preference programs are due to expire on July 31, 2013. CBP has no information as to whether or not these preference programs will be renewed and if they are renewed, whether there will be a lapse period, or whether there will be a retroactive clause providing for a refund of claims made during such a period.
To receive the most timely information, you should consult the trade press, your business contacts and the Federal Register preview site.
This office will issue a post to the Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) as soon as we become aware of pertinent information. You can learn more about receiving CBP messages on selected topics in your email. (About the Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS))