APHIS Modifies Core Message Set Help Desk Staffing Schedule
Starting July 13, 2022, the APHIS Core Message Set Help Desk will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time to assist stakeholders submitting APHIS Core Message Sets in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).The Help Desk staff is on hand to review stakeholder message sets, clarify error codes and flags, provide disclaim guidance, and answer general message set questions. If you are calling: Select Option 1 for new inquiries Select Option 2 for existing inquiries (include your reference ticket)If you are emailing: If available, provide a copy of your full Message Set transmission and/or associated error codes Additionally, users can visit APHIS’ ACE webpage and the APHIS Core Message Set Questions and Answers webpage for additional information and resources.

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New USDA Database Will Replace Three Import Manuals and the Fruit and Vegetable Imports Requirement (FAVIR) DatabaseThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has developed a new database called “Agricultural Commodity Import Requirements” (ACIR). ACIR gives users a simple search interface for finding and displaying import requirements for agricultural commodities. It will become the official location for import requirements for commodities currently found in the Fruit and Vegetable Import Requirements (FAVIR) database and three import manuals: Cut Flowers and Greenery Manual Seeds Not for Planting Manual Miscellaneous Processed Products Manual On Sept. 30, 2022, the FAVIR web page will redirect users to the ACIR landing page, and FAVIR will no longer be available on the APHIS website. On October 3, APHIS will remove the three manuals from its public-facing USDA website. The manuals will remain available to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and APHIS staff on an internal website. They will remain there for a transition period extending through the end of the calendar year 2023.ACIR provides a single source to search for and retrieve entry requirements for imported commodities. ACIR information includes treatment schedules, inspection procedures, and other necessary information to determine admissibility, without the need to access multiple manuals. Users can check ACIR to see if they need to apply for a permit. APHIS’ eFile system for permit, license, and registration applications uses the ACIR import requirement data when processing plant and plant product permit applications. APHIS’ ACIR benefits include: A user-friendly search tool for commodity import information All relevant import requirements for a given commodity presented in one place Self-service responses to entry requirement questions APHIS created a series of short, online ACIR video tutorials for importers, brokers, and members of the public to quickly learn how to navigate the simple interface. To ensure a smooth transition, APHIS strongly recommends that users of FAVIR or the three import manuals begin to use ACIR now. ACIR already offers access to all the commodity import requirement information found in the manuals. Users can visit our ACIR feedback page or email us at acirdatabase.comments@usda.gov to provide feedback and to ask questions. Subscribe to the APHIS Stakeholder Registry to receive emails when information is updated for fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, miscellaneous and processed products, cut flowers and greenery, and seeds not for planting, along with other import topics.

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission Announcement of Beta Pilot Test and Recruitment of Volunteers The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking 30-50 volunteers to participate in a Beta Pilot test of its PGA Message Set (eFiling), scheduled to begin in the fall of 2023. The Beta Pilot will test importers’ and brokers’ ability to electronically file certificate data at the time of Entry filing, test CPSC’s capability to collect and risk assess these data, and inform rulemaking to make eFiling permanent. Interested participants should review this Federal Register Notice. Additional information can be found at www.cpsc.gov/eFiling.Questions can be sent to eFiling@cpsc.gov.

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DRAFT – ACE Ocean CAMIR Appendix D Disposition Codes Draft for ACE Ocean CAMIR Appendix D Disposition Codes has been updated under the ACE Import Manifest Documentation. The update includes new disposition codes and descriptions for the 1Z and 4Z for Ocean House Bill Release.https://www.cbp.gov/document/guidance/ace-ocean-camir-appendix-d-disposition-codes-0For any technical questions regarding this update, please contact your assigned Client Representative.

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Harmonized System Update (HSU) 2217 created on July 14, 2022
Harmonized System Update (HSU) 2217 was created on July 14, 2022 and contains 61 ABI records and 12 Harmonized Tariff Records. HSU 2217 separates organic and non-organic peppers changes for the July 1, 2022 484(f) Midyear updates. Questions or concerns should be directed to Entry Summary, Accounts & Revenue Division (ESAR) at esar@cbp.dhs.gov

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Updated ACE CATAIR Chapter on CBP.GOV
The ACE CATAIR Entry Summary Create/Update (version 77) has been updated under the Chapters: Current Capabilities tab on cbp.gov. The update describes the new SE-Records for the Global Business Identifier enhancement and a clarification regarding remedy duty. For any technical questions regarding this update, please contact your assigned Client Representative. 

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Increased Column 2 Duties on Certain Articles from the Russian Federation
The purpose of this guidance is to inform the trade community of an increase in Column 2 duties for certain articles from the Russian Federation by Presidential Proclamation 10420, effective June 27, 2022.BackgroundOn April 8, 2022, President Biden signed H.R. 7108, the “Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act”. With this legislation, imports from the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus were subject to the rates of duty set forth in Column 2 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). This legislation also granted authorization to the President to proclaim increases in the Column 2 rates of duty applicable to the products of Russia or Belarus. Implementation Effective on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on July 27, 2022, for goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS is modified by inserting the following new heading 9903.90.08…[more in the CSMS]

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Check Out This Week’s Customs Bulletin! 
This update includes: CBP Decisions:
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative: Designation of an Approved Native American Tribal Card Issued by the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas as an Acceptable Document To Denote Identity and Citizenship for Entry in the United States at Land and Sea Ports of Entry

General Notices:
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Textile Certificate of Origin Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles (CBP Form 3299)Exportation of Used Self-Propelled Vehicles Accreditation of Commercial Testing Laboratories and Approval of Commercial Gaugers Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders User Fees REVOCATION OF A RULING LETTER AND REVOCATION OF TREATMENT RELATING TO THE TARIFF CLASSIFICATION OF A TIMING CHAIN TENSIONERREVOCATION OF A RULING LETTER AND REVOCATION OF TREATMENT RELATING TO THE TARIFF CLASSIFICATION OF A TENSIONER ARM ASSEMBLY

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit:
Prime Time Commerce, LLC, Plaintiff-Appellant v. United States, Defendant-Appellee

US Court of International Trade Slip Opinions: All One God Faith, Inc., et al., Plaintiffs, v. United States, Defendant, and CP Kelco U.S., Inc., Defendant-Intervenor

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