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NEMA Advances Customs Classification of LED Lighting

NEMA Advances Customs Classification of LED Lighting

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA As a member of the Global Lighting Association (GLA), NEMA discusses issues with trade associations representing lighting manufacturers. A current topic is how national customs authorities classify light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products that challenge the status quo. The World Customs Organization (WCO) revises the Harmonized Commodity Description Read more […]

After Multi-year NEMA Effort, CBP Has Clear Authority to Share

After Multi-year NEMA Effort, CBP Has Clear Authority to Share

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Section 302 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, signed into law in February, resolves legal uncertainty and strengthens the authority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to share information and product samples with U.S. electroindustry companies and others who face a threat of counterfeit products Read more […]

Making Trade Work Better

Making Trade Work Better

The U.S. Senate is expected as soon as February 10 to begin considering a negotiated compromise bill to reauthorize the trade facilitation and enforcement functions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Among other provisions that support lawful trade, the bill authorizes completion of the “single window” trade documentation submission system and facilitates cooperation between CBP and trademark holders to prevent importation of counterfeit products. The compromise also contains new Read more […]