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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

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.