Trade Legislation

Trade Legislation

  • How to track global regulations affecting US Trade transactions

    Question: How do U.S, companies track various government import and export reporting and compliance regulations that affects trade transactions by U.S. companies.  For example the recent May 31 deadline reporting requirements of the Canada Forced Labor Bill S-211 caught many companies by surprise. Are there best practices in the trade for companies to avoid being blind […]


    Recently qualified a BOM for this FTA at over 50% IL content.    In ADDITION to the IL content there is 20% US content and the rest of the content is other country.  CBP rejected our claim because the US content was over 15%,  however I think they are interpreting the rule incorrectly:  I believe CBP […]

  • T.D. 91-7

    QUESTION: Can anyone in the membership please provide a copy of TD 91-7? ========== Answer: Here it is  . . .  again.   George Tuttle III Law Offices of George R. Tuttle, A.P.C. 1100 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite 385 Larkspur, CA 94939 Direct: (415) 288-0428 Cell: 254-5986 Firm: (415) 986-8780 Fax: (415) 986-0908 Email: […]


    Question: Can anyone advise where I can find a list of the free trade agreements to which the United Arab Emirates in a member? I am specifically trying to determine if there are any existing FTA in force with India, Pakistan and/or Bangladesh. Any information about non-apparel textile rules of origin would be greatly appreciated. […]

  • TPP

    Question: The USTR recently published a Summary of the US Objectives for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Is there any other information that may be out there that could provide more details, especially with regard to textiles and apparel? The report says that the rules of origin will focus on a yarn-forward approach. I would […]

  • Lumber Products/Lacey Act

    Question:In regards to what is under the scope of “lumber product” it seems like Customs is really looking more at building materials but they cast a big umbrella with this program, can’t tell exactly what they want reported on.  Rulers?  Picture frames? Copy paper. Paper could be made of softwood lumber though so I guess […]

  • Farm Bill

    Question: The information I have rec’d on the Farm Bill indicates that imported paper products, as well as other products, will need special certification information in order to be imported into the U.S. Does anyone know if “paper” used in packing cartons and cases will also need certification ?  

  • Trade Legislation Q&A 2

    Articles imported to be used for civil aircraft are to be duty free using SPI indicator “C”. There are numerous tariff numbers that offer duty free treatment under APTA (Automotive Free Trade), but not for civil air. I was wondering if there is anyone who is currently lobbying to get the civil aircraft provision eligible […]