Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer:

Next Steps: Section 301 Investigations Regarding Countries Imposing Digital Service Taxes

On March 26, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the next steps in the Section 301 investigations of countries that have adopted digital service taxes (DST).

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FDA Extends Time to Obtain Unique Facility Identifier for Registration/Biennial Renewal

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the time to obtain and submit a unique facility identifier (UFI), a new datapoint required for registration/biennial registration, has been extended to December 31, 2022.

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USTR Suspends Free Trade Engagement with Burma

Yesterday, the US Trade Representative (USTR) published a press release announcing that the US would suspend all engagement with Burma under the 2013 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), effective immediately. The announcement is in response to Burmese security forces’ brutal violence against civilians.

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Aluminum Import Licensing System Delayed Until June

According to CSMS 46800973, the US Commerce Department has postponed implementing the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System (AIM). The effective date was supposed to be March 29th, which was a delay from the original January 25, 2021, date (see Deringer’s January 25th alert).

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CBP Presents: The New CTPAT; A Six-Part Webinar Series

This six-part webinar series brings together CBP’s Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) experts in their field from around the country.  Join us for one or all six webinars, which occur twice weekly.  Each webinar will be limited capacity, so please register quickly if you would like to reserve a seat.

Each webinar will be worth 1 CCS/CES credit. There will be a survey asking for your NEI ID# each week to ensure you get credited for the webinar(s) you attend.

Please register by clicking the link below and send your questions in advance to

Webinar Details

Six one-hour webinars.

All webinars start at 2:00 pm.

  • April 6: CTPAT & Cybersecurity
  • April 8: Virtual Validation Process
  • April 13: Trade Compliance / Forced Labor
  • April 15: CTPAT in the Maritime Environment
  • April 20: Southern Border Updates
  • April 22: Northern Border Seizures & FAST Lane

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A.N. Deringer, Inc. is a leading provider of international logistics services including Freight Forwarding, Warehousing & Distribution, Customs Brokerage, Logistics Consulting, Cargo Insurance, and Meat Inspection. Deringer combines over 30 US offices with a global agency network to facilitate the movement of cargo throughout the world.