Governmental Notices for December 23 through 29, 2017


The following governmental notices may be of interest to our members and the trade, including links to the 2018 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and CBP’s reminder that on January 6, 2018, CBP will deliver ACE Deployment G, Release 3B, resulting in ACE becoming the system of record for all statements with the exception of Reconciliation statements. See CSMS 17-000807, as well as:

 CBP’s latest Bulletin providing Decision No. 17-20 concerning Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation and notices of: the Delay of Transition of the Generating, Transmitting and Updating of Daily and Monthly Statements from the Automated Commercial System to the Automated Commercial Environment, the Revenue Modernization: Mobile Collections & Receipt (MCR) Pilot and CBP’s Grant Of “Lever-Rule” Protection, as well as, the latest ABI messages, including: the 12/25/17 Harmonized System Update;

CPSC and FDA Recalls and Consumer Updates;

OFAC’s Iraq Stabilization and Insurgency Sanctions Regulations and notices of the Blocking and Unblocking of Persons and Properties;

 FTZ Board current notices;

 ITA and ITC’s Notices of the Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Investigations, Orders or Reviews, as well as updates on Determinations, Investigations and Complaints on merchandise such as Hardwood Plywood from China and Softwood Lumber Products from Canada;

USTR’s Notices of a Determination of Trade Surplus: Certain Sugar and Syrup Goods and Sugar-Containing Products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, and Panama and a Request for Comments on Public Hearings regarding a 2018 Special 301 Review;

 Presidential Proclamation regarding the African Growth and Opportunity Act; Beneficiary Country Designations, among other results, designating Gambia and the Kingdom of Swaziland as beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries – See page 4 of the Proclamation Proclamation 9687 of December 22, 2017;

 California’s latest 60 Day Notices on items such as, but not limited to, Handbags, Silver Luggage Tag and certain Under The Bed Storage Bags; and,

Canada’s latest Antidumping and Consumer Alert & Recall notices.         


Members wishing to learn more about any of these items are encouraged to review details on the Gemini Member Site, or to contact the Gemini team.