CUSTOMS CORNER

Pest Issues Affect Sea Containers, Not Just WPM The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, familiar from their role in regulation Wood Packaging Materials (WPM), is also concerned with reducing the pest risk of sea...

MEDIA ALERT: Section 232 / Supreme Court

MEDIA ALERT News from AIIS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2020 Richard Chriss, AIIS President Phone: 703.245.8040 chriss@aiis.org Alexandria, VA. June 22, 2020. AIIS regrets the decision. From the beginning of our challenge to the Presidential...

AIIS Newsletter: June 2020

June 2020 Market Update In the first bit of economic news in several months that qualifies as “good,” the economy added 2.5 million jobs in May, lowering the unemployment rate 1.4 percentage points. The gains in May clawed back a small portion of the job losses that...

AIIS CUSTOMS CORNER | Pipe Spools

Pipe Spool Entry Reporting U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued an update on proper entry/entry summary reporting for pipe spools with pipes from multiple countries. Pipe spools are described as “prefabricated components of a piping system consisting...

AIIS Newsletter: May 2020

May 2020 Market UpdateWith unemployment numbers approaching levels last seen during the Great Depression, parts of the United States are tentatively trying to restart their economies, though COVID-19 remains a threat.The U.S. economy lost more than 20 million jobs in...

AIIS Newsletter: April 2020

April 2020 Market Update The unprecedented economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic has, in less than two months, thrown the United States into its worst economic crisis since the Great Recession. With much of the economy shut down to slow the spread of the...