Published On: Sat, Jan 21st, 2023

Customs and Trade Law Weekly Snapshot


Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:

 

 

 

 

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

  • The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List) based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied.
  • The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    • OFAC within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning OFAC’s information collection requirements for persons using remittance forwarding services related to Cuba, which are contained within the Cuban Assets Control Regulations. Comments should be received on or before January 30, 2023 to be assured of consideration.
  • OFAC is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been removed from OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and the List of Foreign Sanctions Evaders. Their property and interests in property are no longer blocked, and U.S. persons are no longer generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published Version 1.1 of “Customs Broker Guidance for the Trade Community” which provides the customs broker community with the necessary tools and information to conduct their customs business in compliance with CBP regulations.
  • Changes in Version 1.1 are:
    • Removal of Final Rule Effective Date policy notices
    • Updated language in Chapter 10, Section B, Item 11. Separation from Client

U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT)

  • On December 16, 2022, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued its final judgments in Worldwide Door Components, Inc. v. United States, Slip Op. 22–143, Court No. 19–00012, and Columbia Aluminum Products, LLC v. United States, Slip Op. 22–144, Court No. 19– 00013, sustaining the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) third remand redeterminations pertaining to the scope ruling for the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China.
    •  Applicable December 26, 2022.

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)

  • As a result of this expedited sunset review, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice.
    • Applicable December 29, 2022. 
  • DOC finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice.
    • Applicable December 29, 2022.
  • DOC is amending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large diameter welded pipe from Canada to correct ministerial errors. The period of review is May 1, 2020, through April 30, 2021.
    • Applicable December 29, 2022.
  • As a result of this expedited sunset review, DOC finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice.
    • Applicable December 29, 2022.
  • DOC preliminarily determines that certain producers/ exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review.
    • Applicable December 29, 2022.

If you have questions about these updates, contact our Diaz Trade Law attorneys at info@diaztradelaw.com or call us at 305-456-3830.

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