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We publish several newsletters with information of significance to the importing community.  Please click on the links below to read any of our most recent publications.  If you would like to have our newsletters emailed to you as they are published, please send us an email from the Contact Us page and we will add you to our mailing list.  Otherwise, please feel free to check this page frequently for new developments.


SPC&B Update – February 27, 2017

CBP Amends its Guidance on Post-Importation Claims for Preferential Tariff Treatment


SPC&B Update – February 17, 2017

Now Is the Time to Let Your Congressional Representatives Know Your Thoughts on Trade


SPC&B Update – January 20, 2017

President Trump Set to Change U.S. Trade Policy


SPC&B Update – December 12, 2016

Now Is the Time to Consider First Sale Valuation


SPC&B Update – November 15, 2016

How Will Trade be Affected by the Trump Presidency and a Republican Congress?


SPC&B Update – October 10, 2016

Imports of Burmese Jadeite and Rubies to be Allowed Once Again


SPC&B Update – August 29, 2016

Provisions for "Performance Outerwear" Added to Chapter 62, Changing Many Provisions


SPC&B Update – August 26, 2016

CAFC Upholds CIT Decision on Classification of Cell Phone Cases


SPC&B Update – August 1, 2016

EPA Set to Require Certification, Labeling, and Recordkeeping of Composite Wood Products


SPC&B Update – June 8, 2016

Modifications to Utah's Requirements for Stuffed and Filled Products


SPC&B Update – May 25, 2016

NY State May Soon Join the Chemical Reporting Band Wagon


SPC&B Update – May 6, 2016

Do You Know How Your Shipments Will be Valued in Other Countries?


SPC&B Update – March 29, 2016

Court Loosens Requirements for Origin Marking Related to Non-Registered Trademarks


SPC&B Textile Report – March 8, 2016

CPSC Changes GCC Requirement for Adult Apparel


SPC&B Update – January 29, 2016

New York/Newark Longshoremen in Surprise Wildcat Strike


SPC&B Update – January 22, 2016

EU Last Sale Rule and Consignment Shipments

Canada Clarifies Origin Documentation Requirements


SPC&B Update – January 15, 2016

EU Changes Treatment of Royalties for Duty Purposes


SPC&B Update – January 13, 2016

EU Intends to Eliminate First Sale Valuation Effective May 1, 2016


SPC&B Update – December 14, 2015

Congress Passes Customs Reauthorization Bill with Significant Enforcement Provisions


SPC&B Update – December 10, 2015

Children's Product Manufacturers Will be Required to Report Chemicals of High Concern in Vermont


SPC&B Update – December 4, 2015

Congress Passes Highway Bill Which Will Result in Increased Customs User Fees


SPC&B Update – November 11, 2015

TPP Implementation Timeline


SPC&B Update – November 6, 2015

TPP Details Are Available for All Products


SPC&B Textile Report – November 6, 2015

TPP Details Are Available


SPC&B Textile Report – October 19, 2015

TPP for Textiles & Apparel


SPC&B Update – October 8, 2015

Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Reach an Agreement – What's Next?


SPC&B Update – September 29, 2015

Mexico to Require Additional Information on Import Value, Renews Lower Case Labeling Only for Man-Made Fibers


SPC&B Update – July 21, 2015

California Considers Legislation to Require Labels on the Use or Non-Use of Flame Retardants


SPC&B Update – July 8, 2015

Certain Handbags, Luggage, and Other Cases Could Gain GSP Eligibility


SPC&B Update – June 30, 2015

Congress Finally Passes Tariff Legislation – Good News, for the Most Part


SPC&B Update – June 29, 2015

Global Trade Update – Recent Actions Taken by Mexico, China and the EU


SPC&B Update – June 12, 2015

Mobile Phone Case Decision From the CIT Could Yield Significant Savings for Importers


SPC&B Update – May 12, 2015

Canadian Court Holds That R&D Expenses Paid to the Vendor May be Included in Their Entirety in Transaction Value

Reminder – ISF Grace Period Expires Tomorrow


SPC&B Update – February 12, 2015

U.S. Files WTO Complaint Against China Subsidies


SPC&B Update – February 5, 2015

Maine and Albany Target Products Containing Certain Heavy Metals and Chemicals

Foreign Countries Issue New and Revised Standards


SPC&B Update – January 8, 2015

AGOA Changes for 2015

Mexico Tightens Import Requirements for Textiles and Apparel


SPC&B Update – December 5, 2014

CPSC Drafts Proposed Phthalates Rule

China Amends Labeling Requirements for Various Types of Bags


SPC&B Update – November 5, 2014

Federal District Court Allows California "Made in USA" Class Action Suit


SPC&B Update – October 10, 2014

CBP Changes Focused Assessment Program, Possibly Making ISA More Attractive


SPC&B Update – September 23, 2014

Court Decision Reinforces Need for Vigorous Compliance Programs


SPC&B Safety News – September 18, 2014

Phthalates Primer – Did You Know...


SPC&B Update – September 11, 2014

CBP Decides Not to Issue Revised First Sale ICP

Canada Publishes Guidance on Importing Apparel Samples and Invoicing Imported Textiles


SPC&B Update – August 25, 2014

California Prop 65 Actions Continue

CBP Publishes Guidance on Post Importation FTA Claims


SPC&B Update – July 29, 2014

Court Grants Extension for Filing Freight Forwarder Claims in Class Action Suit


SPC&B Update – July 14, 2014

Comments Sought on CBP's Proposed Changes to First Sale Documentation Requirements


SPC&B Update – July 9, 2014

CBP Will No Longer Allow FTA Claims to be Filed Via Protest

Companies Doing Business in California Targeted Under "Made in USA" False Advertising Law


SPC&B Textile Report – June 3, 2014

FTC Approves Final Changes to Wool Rules


SPC&B Textile Report – March 17, 2014

FTC Approves Final Rule on Textile Labeling


SPC&B Update – October 31, 2013

Last Chance for Filing Claim in Class Action Suit Against Forwarders


SPC&B Update – October 16, 2013

Reminder:  Time is Running Out for Your Company to Benefit from Class Action Suit Against Forwarders


SPC&B Textile Report – August 14, 2013

Another Gender/Age Discrimination Suit Is Filed


SPC&B Safety News – August 14, 2013

Ohio Amends Bedding & Stuffed Toy Reporting Requirement

Canada Issues Industry Guide to Children's Jewelry Requirements


SPC&B Update – August 12, 2013

Class Action Suit Against Forwarders May Benefit Importers/Exporters


SPC&B Update – August 6, 2013

APHIS Announces New Electronic Filing Method for Lacey Act Declarations


SPC&B Update – July 11, 2013

Canada Updates Country of Origin Marking Regulations, Customs Self-Assessment Program

Mexico Proposes Enforcement of Lead Limits in Certain Consumer Products


SPC&B Safety News – July 2, 2013

Cadmium and Other Heavy Metals Targeted by Individual States


SPC&B Update – June 27, 2013

TPP Update


SPC&B Update – June 7, 2013

Final Stage of ISF Enforcement Starts July 9, 2013


SPC&B Safety News – June 5, 2013

Minnesota Ban on Formaldehyde in Certain Children's Products – A Sign of Things to Come?


SPC&B Safety News – May 14, 2013

CPSC Proposes Certificate of Compliance Changes


SPC&B Textile Report – May 13, 2013

Heightened Concern in Supply Chain Verification – Building Safety

FTC Proposes Changes to Textile Labeling Rules


SPC&B Update – April 19, 2013

Canada Eliminates Duty on Babies Clothing and Certain Athletic Equipment

Europe Considers Lead Limit for Consumer Products


SPC&B Update – April 16, 2013

Burma and Laos Seek GSP Treatment

CPSC Requests Information on Possible Exemptions from Third Party Testing

SPC&B to Conduct USA-ITA Webinar on Importing Textiles and Apparel into Canada


SPC&B Update – April 8, 2013

A Clause in Purchase Order Making Seller Responsible for Air Freight in the Event of Late Shipment May Not Be Sufficient to Allow for Deduction of International Freight Charges at Time of Customs Clearance


SPC&B Update – March 1, 2013

Impact of the Sequester


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