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  • USMCA Uniform Regulations Released June 5, 2020 On June 3, 2020, the Mexican government released a copy of the USMCA Uniform Rule of Origin Regulations and a copy of the Uniform Regulations for Origin Procedures. The United States and Canada have not yet released a copy of the regulations on their websites. The text released is still subject to legal review in Spanish, English and French for accuracy and consistency. The USMCA Uniform ...
  • China Section 301 Product Exclusion Extension Notice June 3, 2020 The USTR has published two notices on the Federal Register on June 3, 2020. This first notice is regarding the Section 301 additional duties on List 1. The notice states, “The U.S. Trade Representative has decided to consider a possible extension for up to 12 months of particular exclusions granted in September 2019. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) invites public comment on ...
  • FMC Final Rules on Detention and Demurrage May 6, 2020 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued its interpretive rules on the reasonableness of carrier and marine terminal operator (MTO) policies and practices when assessing demurrage and detention. In 2016 a petition was filed by the Coalition for Fair Port Practices, along with several trade associations, citing examples of unreasonable charges for detention and demurrage. The associations and their members submitted testimony, comments and arguments throughout the ...




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