Trade and Customs Updates
CBP Soliciting Comments on Reporting Melt & Pour on 7501s
In a Federal Register Notice published on 20 Apr 2023, : CBP is proposing a modification to the data elements that appear on an Entry Summary (CBP-7501). The proposal is for importers to report on the CBP-7501 the steel country of melt and pour and aluminum countries of smelt and cast for imports under
those steel and aluminum HTS classifications subject to the Commerce Department’s steel and aluminum import license applications, and where applicable, the Section 232 steel and aluminum measures.
Comments are being accepted from the trade community on this proposal. Any comments that are submitted must be received no later than 20 Jun 2023.
BP to issue CBP-6051D for Detentions via ACE
On Friday, 21 Apr 2023, US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) published CSMS #55989699 that announced that as of 20 May 2023, CBP Form CBP-6051D for detained cargo including that under the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act (UFLPA) will be available in the Forms section of the ACE Portal.
Importers will be able to view, search and respond to the CBP-6051D through the ACE Portal.
Further information is available on CBP’s website – https://www.cbp.gov/document/guidance/trade-user-information-notice-automation-cbp-form-6051d-detentions-cargo-filed
ILWU has tentative agreement with the PMA
The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced it has reached a tentative agreement with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) on what it considers “key issues” in their long-running contact negotiations.
The negotiations which began back in May 2022. In its statement, the ILWU said that “the talks are continuing on an ongoing basis until an agreement is reached.” They reiterated that the PMA and ILWU have agreed not to discuss the terms of the tentative agreements as negotiations continue.
The ILWU and the PMA started contract negotiations for their approximately 22,000 members back in May 2022 considering their contract was to expire on 01 Jul 2022. While the talks have been ongoing, both sides have blamed the stalemate for declining volumes in the ports and migration to other service ports outside of the US West Coast.
For continuing coverage on the ILWU negotiations, click here.
In a letter issued on April 25, 2023 from CTPAT Director Manuel Garza a new benefit was announced for CTPAT Trade Compliance Partners. CTPAT Trade Compliance will provide to the best of their ability, advanced notice of a “possible hold, detention, exclusion, and/or seizure of merchandise after the entry is filed for
cargo arriving in the United States and subject to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA or “the Act”).”
Per the letter “Preliminary notifications will be provided by the CTPAT Trade Compliance inbox to the points of contact within the CTPAT Trade Compliance account who have the “email notification” box marked to receive notifications. The notification will include the entry number and associated lines that may be subject to a detention, exclusion, and/or seizure due to the enforcement requirements of the UFLPA (Pub. L. 117-78), (22 U.S.C. § 6901).
Trade and Customs Reminders & Events
5th Annual Geodis Trade Symposium
June 8, 2023
Join leading experts from GEODIS, attorneys, and government officials on June 8, 2023, at the Union League at Liberty Hill. Network with peers, gain valuable industry insights and discover the latest solutions in the field during interactive panels and breakout sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and stay up to date on the current hot customs and trade topics.
The Green Trade Innovation and Incentives Forum
July 11, 2023
CBP is announcing this public meeting to solicit and share ideas related to green trade innovation and incentivization of clean and sustainable supply chains and trade decarbonization. To that end, CBP is collecting public comments in response to this notice to be shared and discussed during the forum, focusing on the following themes: green data as a strategic asset; green trade incentives; and green trade-related research and innovation. CBP is also soliciting proposals from industry volunteers to participate in a Trade Sustainability Leadership Showcase that will be held during the event. This notice provides information on CBP’s goals for this public meeting, its commitment to environmental stewardship, and its Green Trade Strategy.