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CBP publishes final rule to refuse importation or conditionally release consumer products and industrial equipment noncompliant with energy conservation or labeling standards

On 5 July 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a final rule that amends the CBP regulations that allow CBP to deny importation of, or conditionally release, certain consumer products and industrial equipment that do not comply with energy conservation or labeling standards of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA).

CBP 2012 East Coast Trade Symposium

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held its annual East Coast Trade Symposium on November 27 -28 in National Harbor, Maryland.  This year’s Symposium was themed “Expanding 21st Century Global Partnerships” and featured US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano as the Keynote Speaker.  Secretary Napolitano opened the two-day program by stressing the

New Customs Rule Expands Availability of Informal Entries

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published its final rule, effective January 7, 2013, increasing the value threshold for “informal entries” from $2,000 to its maximum statutory limit of $2,500.  The final rule also removes regulatory language requiring “formal entry” for certain shipments for textile and apparel products. Consumption entries fall into two broad categories –