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International Trade

27 March 2020
David R Hamill COVID-19 trade update: potential duty payment deferrals and border shutdowns

USA - Arent Fox LLP

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting all elements of society, including the import, trade and transport sectors. The Department of Homeland Security and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have recently announced that the US-Canada and US-Mexico borders have been closed to 'non-essential' traffic for 30 days and that duty payments may be deferred. CBP has also announced the impact of COVID-19 on operations. For now, cargo shipments remain unaffected.

Authors: David R Hamill, Teresa Polino, David Salkeld
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