OHL Weekly Alert - June 26, 2015

Key Trade Bills Pending Signature From President Obama

Senate and House have now passed H.R. 1295, the Trade Preferences Extensions Act of 2015, as expected with a vote of 286-138. This comes just after Congress passed the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill in separate legislation, also known as “fast-track”. This bill would allow the President to submit a trade deal to Congress for an up or down vote with not only limited debate but no amendments.  

OHL Weekly Alert - June 5

ACE Program Implementation Deadlines

Despite concerns from importers and the trade community, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General commented that CBP is on track as of last month to meet certain milestones during the implementation of ACE. However, a recent announced delay with implementation of certain entry types in ACE has added the pressure on filers striving to meet the CBP November deadline.

OHL Weekly Alert - June 12, 2015

Just in! African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Passed by The House

The 10 year AGOA renewal was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote 397- 32, along with the retroactive renewal and an update to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and extension of the Haiti Trade Preferences Programs.