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Trade Duties

COAC Trade Advisory Committee Convenes in Sunny Seattle

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No rain was in the forecast when the 16th term of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s trade advisory committee met in Seattle on March 29. It also was smooth sailing indoors when the members of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee discussed the country’s most pressing trade issues at their first public meeting this year. The meeting opened with remarks delivered virtually by CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Benjamine C. Huffman. “I’d like to start by noting a truly meaningful milestone for CBP. On March 1, CBP alongside the Department of Homeland Security, celebrated our 20th

QB 23-307 2023 Specialty Sugar Period 3


Specialty Sugar provided for in Chapter 17, Additional U.S. Note 5.

Quota Period:

October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023

Opening Date:

Friday, January 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) for all time zones.

Restraint Level:

60,000,000 kg

CBP Enforces Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began detaining merchandise produced or manufactured by Jingde Trading Ltd., Rixin Foods. Ltd., and Zhejiang Sunrise Garment Group Co. Ltd. at all U.S. ports of entry on Dec. 5, 2022. This enforcement action is the result of a CBP investigation indicating that these companies use North Korean labor in their supply chains in violation of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). CAATSA prohibits the entry of goods, wares, and articles mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in party by North Korean nationals or

CBP Selects AnnMarie R. Highsmith and John P. Leonard as the Agency’s New Trade Leaders

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has selected Ms. AnnMarie R. Highsmith as Executive Assistant Commissioner and Mr. John P. Leonard as Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Trade . As stewards of CBP’s trade mission, Ms. Highsmith and Mr. Leonard will oversee CBP’s efforts to facilitate trade and to safeguard America’s national and economic security by creating a level playing field for U.S. businesses, reducing the costs of trade , and protecting American consumers from illicit and unsafe goods. “Executive Assistant Commissioner Highsmith’s expertise in

CBP Year in Review: Agency Adapts to Secure and Facilitate Essential Trade and Travel amid Pandemic

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection today released the Trade and Travel Report: Fiscal Year 2020 , which describes measures the agency took to protect the American people, safeguard our borders, and enhance the nation’s economic prosperity in the latest fiscal year. “Despite unprecedented challenges, CBP took great strides to further secure and facilitate lawful trade and travel in Fiscal Year 2020,” said Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Commissioner Troy Miller. “In the middle of a pandemic, the steadfast men and women of CBP protected the American public from

ACE CBMA Tax Rates Table

This table displays information regarding the alcohol type, tax rate, and tranche details for the claiming of Craft Beverage and Modernization Act (CBMA) benefits, as cited in the CBP and Trade Automated Interface Requirements (CATAIR) document. The CBMA Rate Designation Code and TTB Tax Rate details are necessary for the ABI filing of CBMA claims in ACE when the enhanced functionality is deployed on April 06, 2021.

CBP Announces May 2020 Operational Update

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released the agency’s operational update for May 2020, which included CBP’s actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across borders and to facilitate essential trade and travel while continuing to secure U.S. borders through drug, weapon and counterfeit seizures. Enforcing CDC’s Public Health Order CBP continues to implement effective containment and mitigation strategies to fight COVID-19. Implementation of COVID-19 policies allowed CBP to process and return, in under two hours, 96 percent of those subject to the Order, dramatically

Trade Remedies

Information on Trade Remedy Questions and Resources Bulletin

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is enforcing new trade remedy measures for duties and quotas on imported goods.

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Treasury and CBP Announce Deferment of Duties and Fees for Certain Importers during COVID-19 Response

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WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an Executive Order on April 18 to provide additional economic support for U.S. businesses, including critical supply chains for U.S. manufacturers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The order gives the Administration the flexibility to allow for a 90-day deferment period on certain payments for importers who have faced a significant financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic response. Pursuant to this authority, the Treasury Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection today are issuing a joint Temporary Final Rule . This payment flexibility will be