U.S. Announces Increase in Importer Cotton Fee as of December 16, 2019

Effective December 16, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will increase the fee paid by U.S. importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order.  The current rate of $0.011905 per kilogram will increase to $0.012222 per kilogram; an increase of $0.000317 per kilogram or 2.7%. The…

Notice of Initiation of Investigations for Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations, on November 8, 2019, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. The investigations follow a complaint filed by ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. The subject goods are usually imported under…

U.S. Customs Proposes New Power of Attorney Requirements for Customs Brokers

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has published potential new requirements for the processing and maintenance of a Power of Attorney (POA) by U.S. customs brokers. The requirements are not in effect yet. They are being proposed by CBP while additional comment from interested parties is gathered. The new requirements are designed to address a…