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:
- Frequently Asked Questions on Wood Packaging Materials
- Guidelines for Liquidated Damages and Penalties on Non- Compliant Wood Packaging Materials – July 2017
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.