U.S. ON TRACK FOR ELIMINATION OF CHINESE QUOTAS

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has issued a directive to U.S. Customs and Border Protection canceling the Electronic Visa Information System requirements for textiles and textile products produced or manufactured in China and exported on and after January 1, 2009.

This directive is consistent with the terms of


CRITICAL QUOTA LEVELS

The utilization of Chinese quota on the following categories of socks and baby socks is over 85%:

  • 332/432/632-T: 74,563,103 of 85,058,437 DPR or 87.7% 
  • 332/432/632-B: 72,333,654 of 80,866,195 DPR or 89.4%

Goods subject to quota from China are subject to the electronic VISA Information System (ELVIS) requirements as set out in the Committee for the Implementation of …


CBP REFERENCE TOOL TO MONITOR TRQ & TPL LEVELS

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has posted an updated version of its TRQ/TPL “threshold to fill” list. This list is a quick reference tool to monitor Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) and Tariff Preference Levels (TPL) that are approaching the restraint limit or have filled the in-quota (low duty) rate.

The


CBP REFERENCE TOOL TO MONITOR TRQ & TPL LEVELS

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has posted an updated version of its TRQ/TPL “threshold to fill” list. This list is a quick reference tool to monitor Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) and Tariff Preference Levels (TPL) that are approaching the restraint limit or have filled the in-quota (low duty) rate.

The


NEW 10+2 DATA ELEMENTS REQUIRED FOR MARITIME CARGO JANUARY 26, 2009

In October 2006, the U.S. Congress passed a law requiring U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect additional data elements 24 hours prior to lading shipments on-board any vessel destined to the U.S. This is in addition to the current AMS (Automated Manifest System) filing regulation. These elements,


CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY BANS & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD CONTENT

Lead paint ban for children’s products

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued the third-party testing requirements for children’s products subject to the general lead paint ban under 16 CFR 1303 of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA). Children’s products subject to this ban manufactured after December 21, 2008


CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY BANS & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAD CONTENT

Lead paint ban for children’s products

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued the third-party testing requirements for children’s products subject to the general lead paint ban under 16 CFR 1303 of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA). Children’s products subject to this ban manufactured after December 21, 2008


CPSC & 500 WATT HALOGEN BULBS

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has asked the public to ensure that the packaging of any tubular 500-watt double ended halogen lamps (bulbs) manufactured or imported for consumer use through typical retail channels bears the appropriate ANSI warning label and that the label is displayed prominently on the front panel of the


TARIFF PREFERENCE LEVEL TRANSFER MECHANISM MAY BE DISCONTINUED

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is seeking the views of exporters concerning the cotton or man-made fibre (non-wool) apparel and woven fabric TPL Allocation Policy. DFAIT is considering removing the current allocation transfer mechanism in place for cotton and man-made fibre apparel and other textile goods such


IMPORTER SECURITY FILING (10+2)

In October 2006, the U.S. Congress enacted a law requiring U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect additional data elements 24 hours prior to lading shipments on-board any vessel destined to the U.S. This data is in addition to the current electronic manifest data filing requirements. The additional elements, which are to be used for