PLM: Further Huawei restrictions, US-China Exclusions, Main Brexit Talk results and EU's CLASS

11 May 2020 - 17 May 2020


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Here are the highlights of WEEK 20 that we cover in the PLM.


More exclusions to measures against China USTR announced further China product exclusion extensions, We provide the notice concerning the product exclusions granted under section 301 additional 25 per cent tariff on imports of List 1 goods from China and guidance by CBP.


EU introduces CLASS – classification information system

15/05/2020 The EU introduced a classification information system (CLASS). It is a new single access point to different types of classification information of the goods, and it is a search platform for all the relevant information concerning the classification of a certain product that enters or leaves the EU.

EU-UK completed the third round of trade negotiations

"Economic and commercial fair play is not for sale!" Outcomes of the third Brexit negotiating round.Read Customs Manager’s blog entry


The EU-United Kingdom (UK) completed and the third round of Brexit negotiations for the trade agreement and the negotiators were unable to make progress.


UK-EU Post Brexit Preparedness Online Training

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The US further restrict Huawei’s access to US semiconductor technology and software but extends General License Authorizations

05/15/2020 The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it will further tighten export restrictions on Huawei and its ability to use US technology and software to design and manufacture its semiconductors abroad. Despite previous restrictions Huawei has continued to use US software and technology to design semiconductors, undermining the national security and foreign policy purposes of the Entity List, by commissioning their production in overseas foundries using US equipment. We provide the list of foreign-produced items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

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Coronavirus impact on Global Trade USA Essential Travel to the US Opening the US up again Extended Immediately through July 18, 2020: USDA APHIS Allows Electronic Copies of Veterinary Certificates and Phytosanitary Certificates Due to COVID-19 US senators introduce China sanctions legislation over failure to cooperate on COVID-19

European Union EU accepts electronic copies of originals for import licenses applications on Husked basmati rice EU Commission publishes guidance on COVID-19 related humanitarian aid to Syria The World Against COVID-19 UK published a notice on COVID-19 sanctions and humanitarian crises Joint WCO-OTIF-OSJD statement on responding to the impacts of COVID-19 on cross-border railway transport WTO welcomes G20 ministers’ actions to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 Customs Manager’s COVID-19 Customs & Global Trade Resource Center   Customs

USA USTR announces notice of product exclusions of China TECHNICAL BRIEFING: US - China Trade Dispute - What You Need To Understand About Additional Duties US reviews the country eligibility for benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity act USTR announces China product exclusion extensions Tuna tariff-rate quota for the calendar year 2020 GUIDANCE: Section 301 Tranche 3 - $200B: 13th Round of Product Exclusions from China UPDATE: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): Australia and Argentina Beef Export Certificate Hard Reject Delayed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): Australia Beef Export Certificate Hard Reject beginning 5/18/2020 NCSD June through August 2020 Webinars APHIS Core Implementation Guide Update Version 5.1 CROSS Update US customs bulletin and decisions TECHNICAL BRIEFING: All ADD and CVD Investigations of the US of 2020 – updated to 17/5/2020   European Union EU introduces CLASS – classification information system Commission introduces new monitoring system for steel and aluminum imports EU initiates ADD proceeding on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy from Turkey Trade Agreements

USA Proclamation on World Trade Week, 2020 US establishes “Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force” under Section 741 of the USMCA implementation act CSMS #42659459 - Updated Draft ACE Entry Summary Create-Update CATAIR Now Available on CBP.gov TECHNICAL BRIEFING: USMCA - 10 Areas Of Focus for Customs Managers To Preprare for 1 July 2020 Entry Into Force CBP update on NAFTA Certificate of Origin validity   European Union Solomon Islands provisionally applies the EU-Pacific EPA from 17.5.2020 EU-UK completed the third round of trade negotiations "Economic and commercial fair play is not for sale!" Outcomes of the third Brexit negotiating round. UK-EU Post Brexit Preparedness Online Training. We have designed this online training to equip you with the necessary information to understand the impact for your business and provide you with practical tips to help you plan the right strategy for your business to affront the challenge that is BREXIT. UK Exit: Brexit? Who cares about this now? Here is why you still should….! Read Customs Managers’ Blog Entry The EU's negotiating mandate for a Free Trade Agreement with the UK. Access the Technical Briefing Derogation from the rules of origin laid out for salted snoek from Mauritius Export Control

USA

The US further restrict Huawei’s access to US semiconductor technology and software but extends General License Authorizations LIVE WEBINAR: Introduction to Chinese Export Controls on 25 May 2020 The US continues the national emergency on securing information and communications technology OFAC lifts sanctions on Nynas AB The US certifies North Korea, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and Cuba as "not cooperating fully" with counterterrorism US congress prepares bill on sanctions against Russia OFAC’s Actions this week

European Union EU renews cyber sanctions' regime until 18 May 2021

From around the world Hong Kong export control department published guidance on new US controls  

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