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The Trade News Snapshot is an overview of the latest updates on CBP’s trade facilitation and enforcement efforts around the globe. The Snapshot highlights CBP’s important trade programs, initiatives, and operations for our trade partners and the public. CBP works with partner government agencies and the trade community to facilitate legitimate trade that supports economic growth and shield the American public and businesses from unsafe products, intellectual property theft, and unfair trade practices.

Volume 6 - 2024

Issue Featured Stories
Volume 6, Issue 3

EAC Highsmith talks trade in Mexico City, CBP convenes Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit, CBP partners with FDA on Global Business Identifier Test, Ford Motor Company resolves customs violations in historic $365 million settlement, EAC Highsmith champions female leadership during Women’s History Month celebrations, CBP launches innovative dashboards for trade violations and enforcement, CBP leads delegation to World Customs Organization, CBP intercepts counterfeit championship rings worth $2.71 million, CBP K9 sniffs out the illegal import of mummified monkey remains, Importer and firm plead guilty to conspiracy to avoid paying over $1 million in Antidumping and Countervailing Duties, CBP inaugurates a modernized San Juan Custom House, CBP seizes 280 unsafe toddler travel beds and baby playpens, CBP officers seize over $8.4 million in methamphetamine at World Trade Bridge, CBP officers thwart smuggler’s attempt to smuggle toucan and parrots at Tecate Port of Entry, Commercial Customs Advisory Committee holds first public meeting of 2024, CBP seizes counterfeit watches worth over $11 million, CBP officers, agriculture specialists intercept howler monkeys at Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge, Monthly Trade Statistics

Volume 6, Issue 2

Registration period continues for Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit, CBP conducts site visits in Mexico, CBP deploys “de minimis violator” reports in ACE, CBP and HSI celebrate International Customs Day, CBP calls for Broker Continuing Education accreditors, EAC Highsmith addresses the Pacific Coast Council, EAC Highsmith headlines CBP Women in Leadership Panel, CBP tops 1 billion cut flower imports for Valentine’s Day, CBP K9 sniffs out the illegal import of mummified monkey remains, Three shipments yield more than $1.2 million in fake luxury merchandise, CBP & HSI repatriate precious cultural artifact to Mexico, Clothing Wholesaler Executive Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Customs Fraud Scheme, Monthly Trade Statistics

Volume 6, Issue 1

CBP determines redesigned version of Apple Watches does not infringe asserted patent claims, CBP enhances transparency and guidance on forced labor with new and updated online resources, CBP’s Section 321 e-commerce initiative gains momentum, CBP participates in EU’s landmark effort to combat forced labor, DEAC Leonard advocates for trade modernization, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas meets with the National Council of Textile Organizations, Eric Choy testifies on Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act enforcement at House Committee, Office of Trade commends British Columbia’s adoption of critical mineral strategy, Louisville CBP intercepts $9.5 million in counterfeit jewelry in one night, CBP seizes $700K worth of counterfeit luxury jewelry in one consignment sent to Puerto Rico, Drug producing devices intercepted by Chicago CBP, Laredo CBP agriculture specialists intercept 21 ticks in trophy whitetail deer hides, Monthly Trade Statistics

Past Volumes and Issues

Volume 5 - 2023

Issue Featured Stories
Volume 5, Issue 10

CBP publishes updated forced labor resources, CBP participates in first-ever “Trade Day” at UN Climate Change Conference, DEAC Leonard discusses IPR enforcement and education efforts at public health symposium ,Eric Choy travels to Thailand to meet government officials and industry groups, Commerce and CBP bid farewell to Deputy Assistant Secretary Ian Saunders, CBP updates seafood import restrictions, CBP officers in Memphis intercept state’s first-ever treehopper bugs, CBP shares top five tips to avoid online scams, Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit registration to open January 10, Cincinnati CBP seizes $6.9 million in counterfeit high-end jewelry, Commercial Customs Advisory, Committee holds final public meeting of 2023, CBP Dallas discovers harmful stinkbug, Monthly Trade Statistics

Volume 5, Issue 9 CBP, U.S. Chamber of Commerce educate consumers on safe holiday shopping, CBP hosts trade violation webinars for small- and medium-sized businesses, Briefly CBP reaches milestone in providing relief to American businesses injured by unfair trade, Dangerous unapproved injectable tightening gel seized by Minnesota, CBP $3.7M fake Richard Mille watch seized by Cincinnati CBP, CBP officers in Cincinnati stop counterfeit jewelry shipments worth over $3M, CBP seizes flammable children’s sleepwear, Monthly Trade Statistics 
Volume 5, Issue 8

CBP offers free webinars to empower businesses to report trade violations, CBP's Green Trade Strategy paves the way for sustainable trade, Interagency collaboration uncovers $42 million plywood import fraud, Interagency investigation unearths export of allegedly stolen dinosaur bones, DEAC Leonard addresses Transportation Border Summit, EAC Highsmith urges stronger supply chain collaboration in Silicon Valley, Office of Trade releases new recruitment video, CBP, DHS return stolen historical artifacts to Ukraine, CBP seizes unsafe hair dryers, Indianapolis CBP intercepts 362 counterfeit watches, Minnesota CBP seizes giraffe feces intended for necklace, Tulsa CBP seizes potentially harmful agricultural products from Asia, CBP reminds traveling public of prohibited agricultural items during Día De Los Muertos holiday, Arizona CBP seizes large shipment of protected totoaba swim bladders, Monthly Trade Statistics

Volume 5, Issue 7

CBP modifies Withhold Release Order against Supermax Corporation Bhd. and its subsidiaries, CBP initiates interoperability standards test to improve supply chain transparency, CBP strengthens partnerships with Indonesia, EAC Highsmith discusses bilateral cooperation with U.K. authorities, EAC Highsmith addresses British American Business, CBP reminds the traveling public of restrictions for avian commodities originating from or transiting Mexico, CBP agriculture specialists in Louisville stop shipments with almost 1,500 pounds of prohibited meat, $1 million in counterfeit merchandise seized by CBP Chicago, 1,747 earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings worth over $12 million seized by Louisville CBP, Monthly Trade Statistics

Volume 5, Issue 6 CBP renews anti-counterfeiting partnership with U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tackling high-risk shipments with Global Business Identifier, CBP opens registration period for Customs Broker License Exam, EAC Highsmith calls for more women in customs, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Leonard Talks Customs Broker Training with Federal News Network, CBP Officers in Louisville Intercept 130 Designer Watches Worth $4.24 Million, Luxury Jewelry, Handbags, Watches & More Worth almost $800K Intercepted by CBP Officers at Chicago’s International Mail Facility, Memphis CBP/HSI Repatriates Precious Cultural Artifacts to Mexico, CBP agriculture specialists discover first-in-nation pest in San Diego, CBP officers stop spider monkey smuggling attempt at Calexico port of entry, CBP/FWS Seize Seahorses, Snakes, Snake Oil, and Prohibited Pork Products at Dulles Airport, Monthly Trade Statistics
Volume 5, Issue 5

CBP celebrates the past and looks to the future of trade at 234th Customs Anniversary Event, CBP convenes Green Trade Innovation and Incentive Forum, CBP partners with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on back-to-school safe shopping initiative, Fashion Fakes: CBP intercepts millions of dollars in counterfeit goods in July, Fowl play uncovered in U.K. wildlife shipments, Monthly Trade Statistics

Volume 5, Issue 4 Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act implementation reaches one year milestone, CBP trade advisory committee convenes for quarterly public meeting, CBP introduces new customs broker education requirements, EAC Highsmith encourages World Customs Organization council to strengthen gender equality and diversity in customs, U.S. Candidate Ian Saunders Elected Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, CBP officers, agriculture specialists intercept spider monkey at Gateway International Bridge, Philadelphia CBP officers seize nearly $15M in counterfeit currency, Second largest seizure of Totoaba swim bladders by Arizona CBP officers, Monthly Trade Statistics
Volume 5, Issue 3 EAC Highsmith speaks at Trade and Customs Seminar in South Korea, CBP convenes Trade Summit in Boston, CBP modifies Smart Glove Withhold Release Order, Green Trade Innovation and Incentives Forum, CBP hosts a de minimis 101 webinar for 2,330 members of the trade community, CBP talks green trade strategy at the Consumer Products and Mass Merchandising Trade Forum, DEAC Leonard delivers keynote address to U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Combat Counterfeiting event, CBP issues cybersecurity guidance for supply chain resiliency, Louisville officers seize thousands of counterfeit designer jewelry pieces
Volume 5, Issue 2 CBP convenes Forced Labor Technical Expo, CBP launches new UFLPA Enforcement Statistics Dashboard, DEAC Leonard showcases CBP’s digital solutions for small businesses in Southeast Asia, CBP engages government and industry in Malaysia to combat forced labor, CBP shares best trade practices with the government of India, Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Enforcement Statistics Dashboard, and recent EAPA Actions
Volume 5, Issue 1

Success! CBP Modifies Forced Labor Enforcement Actions, It’s Official: Ian Saunders is U.S. Choice for WCO Secretary General, Justice Department Announces $22.8 Million Settlement with Vitamin Importer, New Year, New Flag, CBP Highlights Trade Accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2022, EAC AnnMarie R. Highsmith Chats with EMTC Chief Operating Officer, OT Leaders Address Brokers in Laredo, CBP, DHS Participate in Forced Labor Discussions in Japan, DHS Honors CBP UFLPA Team, Something Fishy in There: Officers Find Dolphin Skull in Luggage, Cash and Carry? Chicago Officers Seize Fake Cash and Merchandise, 3 Packages, 5 Days: Indianapolis Officers Stop Counterfeits in Mailed Packages, Louisville Officers Seize 5,000 Pairs of Fake Chanel Earrings Worth $1.3 Million if Real, Trade Statistics, FY 2022 Wrap Up, FY 2022 Numbers: Chicago Officers Seize $23 Million in Counterfeits, Conduct more than 45,000 Agricultural Inspections, and recent EAPA Actions.

Volume 4 - 2022

Issue Featured Stories
Volume 4, Issue 6 EAC Message, New Withhold Release Order Issued: Central Romana; CBP Launches Global Business Identifier Pilot; CBP Issues Consumer Alert: New Record for Counterfeit Merchandise; Here Comes Santa Claus: OT Launches Holiday Video Series; EAC Travels to Peru; DEAC John Leonard Chats with Amazon, U.S. Chamber Reps; EAC Addresses USFIA; News Briefs, October Trade Statistics; EAPA Actions
Volume 4, Issue 5 EAC Message; Increasing the Focus on Trade-Based Money Laundering; CBP Deputy Commissioner Hosts COAC Public Meeting; Trade Enforcement Success: CBP Modifies Existing Withhold Release Order; CBP Commissioner Hosts WCO Secretary General; Seizures of Counterfeit Jewelry Shipments Continue; By the Numbers: Recent Trade Statistics
Volume 4, Issue 4 EAC Message; CBP Commissioner Nominated Commerce Official to Lead World Customs Organization; Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act's Rebuttable Presumption Now in Effect; CBP Issues Green Trade Strategy to Fight Climate Change; Smuggled Animal Products Create Biohazard and Contamination Risks for U.S.; CBP Destroys Dried Violative Catfish from Nigeria
Volume 4, Issue 3 EAC Message; CBP Fact Sheet: Enforcing the President’s Executive Orders Holding Russia Accountable; Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act; CBP Releases Trade and Travel Report for Fiscal Year 2021; Enforce and Protect Act Investigations: Wooden Cabinets, Quartz Surface Products, Cast Iron Soil Pipes and Silica Fabric; CBP Seeks Public Input, Participation
Volume 4, Issue 2 EAC Message; CBP Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Leonard Travels to Singapore; CBP Will Detain Li-Ning Sporting Goods Made with North Korean Labor; CBP’s Super Performance Yields Abundance of Super Bowl LVI Counterfeits
Volume 4, Issue 1 EAC Message; Department of Homeland Security, CBP Issue Two More Forced Labor Findings; Interactive Intellectual Property Rights Dashboard; CBP Issues WRO for Disposable Gloves Produced by YTY Group in Malaysia; Border Interagency Executive Council Issues First Report Card; Court Victory for Office of Trade; National Human Trafficking Prevention Month Wraps Up for 2022

Issue Featured Stories

Volume 3, Issue 7

EAC Message; Behind the Scenes of America’s Free Trade Agreements; Unbox Real Happiness, CBP and Chamber of Commerce Campaign; EAC Visits the New York Field Office; Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Volume 3, Issue 6

EAC Message; ACE 2.0, New Withhold Release Orders, Uruguay e-Cert Ribbon Cutting; OT Runs for the Badge

Volume 3, Issue 5

EAC Message; 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals People’s Choice Award; Top Glove Finding Modification; Customs Broker Continuing Education Requirement NPRM; September 11 Frontline Article

Volume 3, Issue 4

EAC Message; WRO – Silica-Based Products; USMCA Environmental Provisions; CBP Trade Director UL Interview; COAC; CBP-Chamber of Commerce MOU

Volume 3, Issue 3

Available in English and Spanish

EAC Message; CBP Combats Illegal Logging; CBP Nominated for Prestigious Award; New Forced Labor Finding; 21CCF Update; World IP Day

Volume 3, Issue 2

EAC Message; Women's History Month Feature; Stop Act Interim Rule Published; CBP Sees Record Covid-19 Counterfeit PPE Seizures

Volume 3, Issue 1

Available in English and Spanish

EAC Message; Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month; 2021 IPR Operations at Super Bowl LV; Trade and Travel Report; Xinjiang Regional WRO

Issue Featured Stories

Volume 2, Issue 8

EAC Message; Beware of Counterfeits when Shopping Online; New Xinjiang WRO, U.S.-Singapore Customs Signing; Modification of WRO on Bone Black; Trade Strategy 2025

Volume 2, Issue 7

Available in English and Spanish

EAC Message; UL World Anti-Counterfeiting Week; Enforce and Protect Act 2020 Statistics; New WRO - Palm Oil; WRO Detention

Volume 2, Issue 6

EAC Message; CBP's First Virtual Trade Week; WRO Update - Goods from China; Pure Circle Penalty Collected; EAC Smith on Women in Trade Podcast; Certification of Origin Template; E-Commerce Ruling; WRO Update - Seafood

Volume 2, Issue 5

EAC Message; CBP Implements U.S. - Mexico - Canada Agreement; WRO Update; Proposed Customs Broker Regulations; EAC Smith on Trade Guys Podcast; CBP Frontline - Keeping Trade Flowing; U.S. - Paraguay Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement

Volume 2, Issue 4

EAC Message; CBP Protects PPE and Medical Supply Shipments; Withhold Release Orders, CBP is Making Major Upgrades to ACE

Volume 2, Issue 3

Available in English and Spanish

EAC Message; CBP Launches Center for USMCA Implementation; COVID-19 Webpage and Resources; Two WRO Revocations; OT Remains Dedicated During COVID-19

Volume 2, Issue 2

EAC Message; CBP Tackles E-Commerce and an Evolving Trade Landscape; the FY19 Trade and Travel Report; Protecting the Mid-Century Modern Furniture Industry; a new Blockchain Proof of Concept

Volume 2, Issue 1

EAC Message; Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month; Japan Free Trade Agreement: OT EAC Award Ceremony; 2020 Look Ahead – Innovation; eCBP platform

Issue Featured Stories

Volume 1, Issue 8

EAC Message; WRO for Tobacco from Malawi; Section 301: Large Civil Aircraft; New EAPA Final Determination; OT at WCO; CBP Collects $3M in Customs Violations form Importer

Volume 1, Issue 7

EAC Message; TPP Executive Director Trip to Philippines; Section 301; Tranche 4 Implementation; New Withhold Release Orders

Volume 1, Issue 6

EAC Message; U.S. Customs 230th Anniversary Celebration; New Office of Trade Logo; E-commerce Data Pilot and Entry Type 86 Test

Volume 1, Issue 5

EAC Message; OT EAC Award Ceremony; CBP and Underwriters Laboratories Working Group; CBP Trade at AAEI Conference; 21st Century Customs Framework; EAC Smith at the WCO in Brussels, Belgium

Volume 1, Issue 4

EAC Message; U.S. Chamber of Commerce Supply Chain Summit; Ford Motor Cars Court Decision; India Removed as GSP Nation; Trade Symposium Update; COAC Quarterly Meeting; Trade Remedy Updates

Volume 1, Issue 3

CBP Trade at NCBFAA; 2019 Trade Symposium – Save the Date; CBP Releases Strategy 2020-2025; CBP, Liberty Shared Partner to Combat Forced Labor; CBP Implementing 3rd Round of Exclusions to Section 301 Tariffs; New ACE Deployment Schedule Available; Informed Compliance Publications Update

Volume 1, Issue 2

EAC Corner; 21st Century Customs Framework; EAPA Final Determination; 3/16 ACE Deployment; 301 Increased Duties Postponed

Volume 1, Issue 1

EAC Corner; Launch of @CBPTradeGov; CBP & Cisco DAP; 21st Century Customs Framework; Super Bowl LII; USMCA - Next Steps; Combating Forced Labor; Drawback Final Rule

Last Modified: Apr 09, 2024