Wood Packaging Material (WPM) – CBP Updates FAQ and Violation Penalty Guidelines

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In September, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS 17-000609, advising effective November 1st they would penalize any documented violation of the wood packaging material (WPM) requirements. The CBP approach was described in a Livingston Trade News – US Regulatory Update:

CBP sets November 1st as Increased Enforcement Date for Wood Packaging Material (WPM) Requirement Violations

Subsequently, CBP has also updated two (2) pertinent documents, as follows:

As always, your general questions about the information presented here may be addressed with your Livingston account representative, or by contacting Livingston’s US Regulatory Affairs group: usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com.