Top Four Mistakes With End-Use Statement in the EU

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The European Union (EU) implements control measures for the export, transit, brokerage, and technical assistance of dual-use items in accordance with international non-proliferation treaties and governmental commitments. As items are an important parameter in EU export control measures, the use and users of the items are equally important. EU exporters must provide all necessary information on the end user and end-use for export authorizations. The end-use statement (EUS) is a useful means for measuring risk factors that come from the recipient of the items. However, is this useful tool properly being used for its intended purpose? Common misunderstandings regarding the EUS will be given below in the light of Tradewin's experience.

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Topics: EU, End-Use

CTPAT and Forced Labor

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The US Government has increased its efforts to prevent goods produced wholly or in part by forced labor from entering the United States. This has taken the form of legislative action through the passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and procedural actions like the use of Withhold Release Orders (WROs). As a natural extension, CBP has also enhanced forced labor requirements in the CTPAT Program.

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Topics: Trade Compliance, CTPAT, Forced Labor

Suppliers Providing HTS Advice IS Transacting Customs Business

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US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued ruling H290535 on September 29th, 2022, which specifies that CBP interprets suppliers providing HTS Classifications to US Importers of Record as “transacting customs business” and requiring a customs brokerage license.

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Topics: Classification, Customs

Tradewin Expands in Detroit

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The last several years have shown a spotlight across organizations on the importance of investing in and maintaining a sound trade compliance program. From additional tariffs on Chinese-origin products, to ever-expanding sanctions resulting from the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, to regulatory and procedural changes worldwide, companies continue to invest in their compliance operations to manage their risk and pursue duty savings opportunities.

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Topics: Tradewin

CBP and the New Normal

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A Welcome Back to Trade Compliance Professionals!

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Topics: Trade Compliance, CBP

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