Trade and Customs Updates
Steel Imports for April Show Decrease
On 25 May 2023, The US Census Bureau released their preliminary report on April Steel imports to the US showing an overall decrease in imported steel products. The preliminary numbers show a decrease in steel imports from 2.4 million metric tons in March 2023 to 2.2 million metric tons in April 2023.
The April change in steel imports is reflected in a decrease in blooms, billets, and slabs despite increases in reinforcing bars, heavy structural shapes, and standard rails. Decreases occurred primarily with Brazil. Increases occurred primarily with Italy, Netherlands, and Germany.
The year-to-date final statistics through March 2023 showed steel imports of 6.8 million metric tons compared with 7.7 million metric tons through March 2022. The largest commodity decreases occurred primarily in hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip. Increases occurred with oil country goods.
The largest country decreases occurred primarily with Mexico. Increases occurred with Brazil.
Trade and Customs Reminders & Events
FDA Webinars on Infant Food Formula
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host webinars on Wednesday, 24 May 2023, and Wednesday, 07 June 2023, at 2pm ET, to provide stakeholders with information on regulatory requirements and considerations for infant formula ingredients and packaging.
Customs & Trade Symposium
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.
NCSD June 2023 Webinars
Classification of Glass Containers: Heading 7010 and 7013 – June 8, 2023
Meat Products of Chapters 2 & 16 – June 20, 2023
Essential Oils, Perfumes, and Other Preparations of Chapter 33 – June 22, 2023
Never Screw Up Fasteners of 7318 Again! – June 27, 2023