Partner Government Agencies

Customs is charged with ensuring that United States laws and regulations administered by other agencies are applied properly to imports. There are more than 30 partner government agencies whose laws and regulations apply to imports. These include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and many more. It is crucial to be prepared for Partner Government Agency requirements and, when necessary, to address any compliance issues promptly and properly. Barnes, Richardson & Colburn attorneys can help you avoid Partner Government Agency problems and address them if they arise.


Jul. 5, 2022
Customs Launches Green Trade Strategy
Jun. 21, 2022
EPA Issues New Form 3540-1 with Instructions for Importers of Pesticides and Devices
May 25, 2021
New Effective Date for Aluminum Licensing: June 28, 2021
May 4, 2021
Foreign Relations Committee Passes Strategic Competition Act of 2021
Feb. 16, 2021
No Refund for CBP Excise Tax Processing Error
Feb. 15, 2021
President Biden Signs Made in America Executive Order
Aug. 18, 2020
FEMA Modifies and Extends Temporary PPE Export Rule
Aug. 4, 2020
Cultural Property Committee Considers Extending Cultural Property Agreements with Italy, Colombia
April 13, 2020
Whitepaper on Importing Medical Devices
July 16, 2019
New "Buy American" Executive Order Raises Steel and Iron Domestic Content Minimums
July 2, 2019
Trade Rep Proposes $4 Billion in New EU Aircraft Tariffs
July 8, 2019
USTR Issues More Section 301 Exclusions
June 25, 2019
APHIS Exempts Import Restrictions for Biological Control Organisms
June 20, 2019
Trade Representative to Launch E-Filing Portal for Section 301 Exclusion Requests
June 24, 2019
Nat'l Emergencies Bill Goes for Cmte. Markup
May 10, 2019
CBP Clarifies Effective Date for 301 Duty Increase
May 9, 2019
Section 301 Tariffs Increase and Expand
March 6, 2019
U.S. to Revoke GSP for Turkey and India
February 25, 2019
President Trump Delays Deadline for 301 Tariff Increase
February 15, 2019
Spending Package Mandates 301 Exclusion Process for Tranche 3, Improved 232 Process
January 23, 2019
US Extends Cultural Property Protection to Items from Bulgaria and China
December 19, 2018
U.S. Court of International Trade Hears Case on Constitutionality of Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Duties
December 17, 2018
CBP Releases Final Rule for Modern Drawback Claims Procedures
September 25
China Imposes Another Round of Retaliatory Tariffs
September 20, 2018
USTR Finalizes Third Tranche of Tariff Numbers Subject to China 301 Duties
September 20, 2018
China 301 List 1 and 2 Exclusion Deadlines are Fast Approaching
June 22, 2018
USTR Announces Tariffs on Retaliatory Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Products
May 3, 2018
Argentina Agrees to Export Quotas, Avoids Section 232 Tariffs
May 1, 2018
232 Update: Exemptions Extended, Drawback Denied
April 26, 2017
CBP Announces New GSP Refund Process, Special Section 232-Related Procedures
April 13, 2018
President's Trade Authority to be Investigated by ITC
April 5, 2018
Chinese Government Requests WTO Consultations for Section 301 Tariffs
April 4, 2018
USTR Publishes Proposed List of Products Subject to Section 301 Tariffs
April 4, 2018
Chinese Government Files Retaliatory Tariff Notice with WTO, Promises Additional Ag and Automotive Tariffs
April 4, 2018
USTR to Accept Petitions Regarding GSP Modification
March 29, 2018
KORUS Agreement Reached: Autos, Pharmaceuticals, Currency the Focus of Planned Amendments
March 22, 2018
USTR Office Publishes Section 301 Report on Chinese IP, Data Transfer Policies and Practices
February 16, 2018
November 28, 2017
Commerce Self-Initiates AD/CVD Investigations of Chinese Aluminum Sheet Imports
September 14, 2017
NAFTA's Fourth Round of Negotiations Scheduled for Mid-October
September 13, 2017
House Bill Introduced Prohibiting Importation of Certain Venezuelan Petroleum Goods
September 12, 2017
CBP Solicits Comments Regarding Potential Regulatory Cutbacks or Changes
September 12, 2017
NCBFAA Advocates for Bankruptcy Protections for Customs Brokers in Position Paper
August 30, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Causes Long-Term Closures in Texas Ports
August 30, 2017
Steel Execs. Write Trump: Get the Lead Out and Help the Steel Industry
August 22, 2017
USTR Initiates Section 301 Investigation of Chinese IP Policy
August 16, 2017
AD/CVD Petition on Stainless Steel Flanges from China and India Filed with ITC, DOC
April 13, 2020
Whitepaper on Importing Medical Devices
By: Brian F. Walsh
June 3, 2019
BRC Partner Alan Goggins Interviewed on Mexico Tariffs
May 4, 2017
BRC Partner Lawrence Friedman to Speak at Upcoming PERT Event
March 3, 2017
Watch the Webinar: Consumer Products Safety and Customs Enforcement at the Border
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
February 14, 2017
BRC, Joern Law Firm to Hold Joint Webinar on Consumer Product Safety Rules and Import Requirements
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
April 27, 2015
Food Safety Modernization Act Update
April 27, 2015
Sandy Friedman provides update on Food Safety Law
July 18, 2014
BRC Advises on Ivory, Other Restricted Materials for Musical Instruments
April 01, 2014
BRC Partner David Forgue Speaks at ITCC Workshop
November 05, 2013
Barnes/Richardson Secures Unanimous Dismissal by ITC
August 23, 2013
Barnes/Richardson Attorneys Author Article on CBP's Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs)
February 11, 2013
Barnes/Richardson Client Receives De Minimis Margin in Diamond Sawblades Case
February 5, 2013
Detentions, Exclusions, and Customs Protests
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
January 29, 2013
Barnes/Richardson Attorneys Publish Article on New Conflict-Minerals Regulations
November 29, 2012
New Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Resource Guide Provides Useful Guidance
September 28, 2012
Food SafetyModernization Act Registration Requirements Begin October 1, 2012 for All Food Facilities
Sept. 25, 2012
Report: Conflict Minerals and the Supply Chain
July 26, 2012
Barnes/Richardson Attorneys Co-Author Customs Year in Review for ABA International Lawyer
February 4, 2011
COMPLIANCE UPDATE: New Immigration Form I-129 Requires Certification of Deemed Export Compliance for H, L and O Petitions for Nonimmigrant Foreign Workers
January 6, 2011
FTC Focuses on Products Making Health Claims, Increases Cooperation with FDA
January 4, 2011
FTZ Board Proposes Significant Revisions to Foreign Trade Zones Regulations
January 9, 2009
Increased Penalties for Violations of Census' Foreign Trade Regulations Begins Feb. 1
September 26, 2008
Customs Changes Approach to Determining Substantial Transformation for Purposes of Country of Origin Declaration
September 16, 2008
The New Lacey Act Requirements and their Practical Application
July 24, 2008
DoD Issues Interim Rule and Request for Comments Concerning Additional Requirements for Contracts Involving Export-Controlled Items
June 5, 2008
EXPORT ALERT: Census Issues Final Rule Mandating Electronic Filing
May 30, 2008
CBP Plans C-TPAT Changes in Response to GAO Critique
April 7, 2008
The Reasonable Care Standard: Has Customs Raised the Bar?
April 1, 2008
Related-Party Pricing
January 22, 2008
Cosmetics, Drugs and Labels
October 2, 2007
Brand Owners Can Prevent Increasingly Costly Offshore Counterfeit Activities
July 13, 2007
Strategies for Dealing with Counterfeiting
September 29, 2004
Training Employees To Handle Hazmat
June 24, 2004
Bioterrorism Penalties and Mitigation
January 2003
Customs Publishes Treasury Decision On New Binding Ruling Procedures
January 1, 2003
Visas Available For Qualified International Traders and Investors