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Last week’s highlights of The Daily Bugle included in this edition are:
- DHS/CBP Posts Notice on Section 301 Product Exclusions; The Daily Bugle; Monday, 31 Dec 2018, Item #3;
- Singapore Customs Announces TradeNet Extended Downtime on 13 Jan; The Daily Bugle; Monday, 31 Dec 2018, Item #5;
- Hong Kong/TID Posts Notice on Air Transshipment Cargo Exemption Scheme for Specified Strategic Commodities; The Daily Bugle; Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019, Item #4.
- DoD/DSS Posts Notice on Filling in the ‘Prime Contract Number’ Field in JPAS When Submitting Personnel Security Clearance Investigations; The Daily Bugle; Thursday, 3 Jan 2019, Item #3.
- DHS/CBP Posts Reminder on Ace Account Password Reset and Account Restoration Instructions; The Daily Bugle; Friday, 4 Jan 2019, Item #3.
DHS/CBP Posts Notice on Section 301 Product Exclusions
(Source: CSMS #18-000757, 31 Dec 2018.)
Notice of Product Exclusions: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation (Section 301)
On December 28, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative published Federal Register Notice 83 FR 67463 announcing the decision to grant certain exclusion requests from the 25% duty assessed on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion (Tranche 1), as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of the July 6, 2018 effective date of the $34 billion action (see Federal Register 83 FR 28710), and will extend for one year after the publication of this notice.
At the conclusion of the government funding hiatus, CBP will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation. Any updates to the Automated Customs Environment (ACE) will be implemented 10 business days after the shutdown has concluded. Until these updates are completed, entry and entry summaries must be submitted without the Chapter 99 product exclusion number referenced in 83 FR 67463. Entry and entry summaries will be rejected by ACE if the Chapter 99 product exclusion number referenced in 83 FR 67463 is transmitted.
Once CBP issues guidance and implements ACE enhancements, a Post Summary Correction (PSC) or a Protest may be submitted for a refund.
All questions related to Section 301 entry filing requirements should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the funding hiatus, questions from the importing community concerning ACE rejections should be referred to their ABI Client Representative.
Singapore Customs Announces TradeNet Extended Downtime on 13 Jan
(Source: Singapore Customs, 31 Dec 2018)
In addition to the usual housekeeping time for TradeNet on Sundays from 0400 hours to 0800 hours, we wish to inform you that Singapore Customs will be performing system maintenance work which will affect TradeNet from 0400 hours to 1200 hours on 13 January 2019.
During this period, all applications can still be submitted through TradeNet. These applications will not be processed, and processing of these applications will resume in TradeNet after 1200 hours on 13 January 2019.
Please bring the contents of this Notice to the attention of your staff. Kindly plan in advance and submit applications before the downtime, to minimise disruptions to your business operations. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Hong Kong/TID Posts Notice on Air Transshipment Cargo Exemption Scheme for Specified Strategic Commodities
(Source: Hong Kong Trade and Industry Department, 2 Jan 2019.)
The Trade and Industry Department implements the Air Transshipment Cargo Exemption Scheme for Specified Strategic Commodities (SCTREX) (referred below as “the Scheme”) to facilitate the air transshipment of specified strategic commodities through Hong Kong. Registrants under the Scheme are, subject to certain conditions, exempted from licensing requirements under the Import and Export Ordinance (Cap. 60) and the Import and Export (Strategic Commodities) Regulations (Cap. 60G) (referred below as “the Regulations”) in respect of air transshipment cargo of specified strategic commodities.
Scope of Exemption
The Scheme applies to airlines, ground handling agents and freight forwarders successfully registered and granted with a Certificate of Exemption by the Director-General of Trade and Industry.
The Scheme covers specified strategic commodities listed in Schedule 1 to the Regulations, except products listed in Schedule 2, which are air transshipment cargo handled by registrants under the Scheme and remain within the confines of the cargo transshipment area of the Hong Kong International Airport pending onward flights. The licensing requirements for the import and export of strategic commodities specified in Schedule 1 that are not on the air-to-air transshipment mode and those in Schedules 2, 3 and 4 of the Regulations are not affected by the Scheme. Transshipment of strategic commodities not granted exemption under the Scheme must be covered by valid import and export license.
As at 1 January 2019, the following 19 companies are registered under the Scheme:
|COMPANY NAME||SCTREX No.|
|1.||CARGOLUX AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL S. A.||000001|
|2.||HONG KONG AIR CARGO TERMINALS LIMITED||000003|
|3.||CHINA AIRLINES LIMITED||000006|
|4.||UPS PARCEL DELIVERY SERVICE LIMITED||000007|
|5.||ASIA AIRFREIGHT TERMINAL COMPANY LIMITED||000009|
|6.||JARDINE AIRPORT SERVICES LIMITED||000010|
|7.||LINEHAUL EXPRESS (HK) LTD||000012|
|8.||FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION||000015|
|9.||KOREAN AIR LINES CO., LTD||000016|
|10.||TNT EXPRESS WORLDWIDE (HK) LTD||000017|
|11.||JAPAN AIRLINES CO., LTD||000020|
|12.||GATEWAY GLOBAL LOGISTICS (HK) LIMITED||000021|
|13.||DHL AVIATION (HONG KONG) LIMITED||000022|
|14.||FEDERAL EXPRESS (HONG KONG) LIMITED||000023|
|15.||EXPEDITORS HONG KONG LIMITED||000025|
|16.||KINTETSU WORLD EXPRESS (HK) LIMITED||000026|
|17.||CATHAY PACIFIC SERVICES LIMITED||000027|
|18.||HONG KONG AIR CARGO INDUSTRY SERVICES LIMITED||000028|
|19.||VANTEC HITACHI TRANSPORT SYSTEM (HONG KONG) LIMITED||000029|
If you have any enquiry concerning the Scheme, please contact the following officers or send email to us at email@example.com.
|Name of Officer||Telephone No.|
|Ms S N CHOI||2398 5577|
|Mr Daniel LEUNG||2398 5592|
DoD/DSS Posts Notice on Filling in the ‘Prime Contract Number’ Field in JPAS When Submitting Personnel Security Clearance Investigations
(Source: DoD/DSS, 3 Jan 2019.)
Beginning February 1, 2019, DSS may reject investigation submissions that don’t include the prime contract number, as shown on the associated industry guidance. The prime contract number is a required field in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System for personnel security clearance investigations. Please contact the VROC Knowledge Center for questions (888) 282-7682, select option #2.
DHS/CBP Posts Reminder on Ace Account Password Reset and Account Restoration Instructions
(Source: CSMS #19-000003, 3 Jan 2019.)
ACE users who are receiving error messages when logging in to the portal can reset their account passwords or restore account access using the instructions below.
Password recovery: You can retrieve a forgotten password through the ACE Secure Data Portal with an ACE user ID. Enter your UserID and select “Forgot Your Password?” If you’re unable to reset your own password, reach out to your company’s Account Owner or a designated proxy.
Account access is disabled/dormant: Contact your company’s Account Owner or a Proxy Account Owner to have your account unlocked. If you’re unable to reach them you may contact the ACE Help Desk by following the instructions on our ACE Support page.
More information can be found here.