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COVID-19 pandemic economic crisis

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Today, Gemini Shippers Group joined with 65 industry groups in a call to governments and international financial institutions to enact coordinated efforts to address the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Representing the textile, apparel, footwear, travel goods, and fashion industry, the groups represent companies, workers, and consumers in…

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CSMS #42439611 – CBP processes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Exemptions from the Temporary Final Rule (TFR) Published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2020.

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CSMS #42439611 – CBP processes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Exemptions from the Temporary Final Rule (TFR) Published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2020. On April 21, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published in the Federal Register a notice of exemptions from the allocation…

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US CBP National Commodity Specialist Division, Office of Trade – commodity-specific, educational webinars

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Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #42232417 – NCSD April 2020 Webinars The National Commodity Specialist Division, Office of Trade, is excited to present the next round of commodity-specific, educational webinars to support your business in these difficult times.  Beginning April through July, 2020, the webinars will begin at 1:30 PM…

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GUIDANCE: One Year Extension on Certain China Section 301 Exclusions for Products Covered Under Tranche 1 – $34B –Action (9903.88.06)

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Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #42180527-GUIDANCE: One Year Extension on Certain China Section 301 Exclusions for Products Covered Under Tranche 1 – $34B –Action (9903.88.06) BACKGROUND On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 85 FR 15849 to extend for 12 months certain product…

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Section 301 Tranche 3 – $200B Eleventh Round of Product Exclusions from China

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CSMS #42181055 – GUIDANCE: Section 301 Tranche 3 – $200B Eleventh Round of Product Exclusions from China BACKGROUND On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published Federal Register (FR) Notice 85 FR 17158 announcing the decision to grant the eleventh round of certain exclusion requests from the Section…

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USTR Grants Exclusions  to section 301 Tranche 4A – $300B Second Round of Product Exclusions from China (9903.88.42) to address Medical Supplies

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Members, The USTR granted 19 additional exclusions from Section 301 List 4 to medical supplies that are part of the COVID19 response. These exclusions apply retroactively to the implementation date of September 1st, 2019 and will remain until September 1st, 2020. CSMS #42049352 – GUIDANCE: Section 301 Tranche 4A –…

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US – CBP – Update on FDA’s Import Operations During The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

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Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #42065469 – Update on FDA’s Import Operations During The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak FDA’s Import Operations currently remain functional and operational.  Activities including FDA Prior Notice review, FDA entry processing, FDA sampling/examination of high risk shipments, FSVP inspections, filer assessments, and compliance activities are…

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