Governmental Notices for December 29 through January 4, 2019


The following governmental notices may be of interest to our members and the trade:

CBP’s latest ABI messages, including CSMS 18-000758 Advance Electronic Data Required for Postal Shipments, requiring Advance Electronic Data on all postal shipments from China to the U.S. as of January 1, 2019 and CSMS 18-000757 Section 301 Product Exclusions – Announced on 12/28, advising: At the conclusion of the government funding hiatus, CBP will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation.  Any updates to the Automated Customs Environment (ACE) will be implemented 10 business days after the shutdown has concluded. Until these updates are completed, entry and entry summaries must be submitted without the Chapter 99 product exclusion number referenced in 83 FR 67463.  Entry and entry summaries will be rejected by ACE if the Chapter 99 product exclusion number referenced in 83 FR 67463 is transmitted. 

Once CBP issues guidance and implements ACE enhancements, a Post Summary Correction (PSC) or a Protest may be submitted for a refund.

European Union’s Restriction of Phthalates Under REACH and Restriction of the Use of o-phenylphenol and its Salts in Cosmetic Products

CPSC and FDA Recalls and Consumer Updates;

ITA & ITC Notice of an Investigation into Certain Programmable Logic Controller (PLCs), Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same;

California’s latest 60 Day Notices on items such as, but not limited to, certain standard pillowcases, Anti-Stress Comfort Wrap reusable cover and Extendable fly swatter; and,

Canada’s latest Antidumping and Consumer Alert & Recall notices, as well as information concerning Ontario Canada’s Elimination of Regulatory and Licensing Requirements for Upholstered and Stuffed Articles.

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.