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Shipping containersU.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) announced in CSMS #42364745, issued April 14, 2020, that due to the high volume of inquiries the agency is migrating from its COVID-19 Relief Imports email address to the COVID-19 Relief Imports Web Portal, which is designed to address inquiries related to the importation of medical supplies to combat the COVID-19 virus. The web portal contains a search bar, links to articles and news items, and four larger tabs:  Admissibility Questions; Cargo Holding/Facilitation Assistance; PPE Importing Guidance; and PPE Classification / Duty Questions, each with a number of resources and FAQs.  The portal also contains a Submit Contact Request at the bottom of each tab, enabling submission of a direct inquiry to the COVID-19 Cargo Resolution Team (“CCRT”). The portal can be found at https://imports.cbp.gov/.

Please contact Robert Stang or any other member of Husch Blackwell’s International Trade and Supply Chain team if you have any questions or concerns.

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Photo of Robert Stang Robert Stang

Bob focuses his practice on customs and international trade law. He brings 30 years of experience to a wide range of issues that affect inbound and outbound goods, including tariff classification, valuation, country of origin marking matters, free trade agreements, and special trade…

Bob focuses his practice on customs and international trade law. He brings 30 years of experience to a wide range of issues that affect inbound and outbound goods, including tariff classification, valuation, country of origin marking matters, free trade agreements, and special trade programs. He also has extensive customs compliance experience and regularly assists importers facing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) audits, penalties, seizures, redelivery notices and other agency enforcement activities. Bob works with importers and exporters proactively to achieve cost savings and structure programs that meet CBP “reasonable care” requirements. He also handles supply chain security issues, including Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) enrollment, verification and annual reviews.

Photo of Beau Jackson Beau Jackson

Beau leads Husch Blackwell’s Section 337 practice, and assists clients with a variety of other international business issues. His practice focuses on trade and intellectual property disputes, with significant experience litigating Section 337 cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

Photo of Camron Greer Camron Greer

A trade analyst, Camron researches transitions in global trade policy and their impact on client business matters. Camron assists clients, attorneys and legal teams when trade, business and the law intersect.