Category: General

Triennial Status and Fee Submission due – don’t be late!

On December 15,2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the 2021 Customs Broker Triennial Status Report and Fee Submission has begun. Licensed Customs brokers will have until February 28, 2021, to file a status report with CBP. Every [...]

How are companies are softening the Trump tariff blows?

Facing the onslaught of President Trump’s China Tariffs, importers are having to get creative in order to minimize the impact these higher duty rates will have on their goods.  Foreign Trade Zone / Bonded Warehouse / Tariff Engineering Foreign Trade [...]

Processes for US Goods Returned

Goods that were manufactured in the United States (US) and returned to the US are eligible for free entry back into the country only if: They have not undergone any advancement in value due to upgrades, repairs, improvements in condition [...]

“The New NAFTA” – informative article from SupplyChainBrain

Need a good introduction to “New NAFTA”?  An article written today by Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain, called “The New NAFTA: What Does It Mean For Supply Chains?”, is a great place to start. This Q&A covers topics associated with the new agreement and [...]

CSMS# 18-000689 RECONCILIATION FILING-FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS (FTA)

ACE FILING NOTICE – RECON According to to CBP CSMS# 18-000689, issued today, November 21, when filing a reconciliation for a Free Trade Agreement issue, ACE is displaying incorrect original paid amounts. Until headquarters issues further guidance, filers should submit the [...]

U.S. imposes 25% tariffs on approximately $50B of Chinese goods

On Friday June 15th, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S. will follow through with 25 percent tariffs on approximately $50 billion worth of goods from China in 2018 import value (read announcement here). The list [...]

Changes to China’s manifest system – what you need to know!

China’s 24 hours Advanced Manifest Regulation Update Have you been asked by your Chinese partners for additional company information for new shipment into and out of China?  It is our initial understanding that for US entities the information requested is [...]

USTR publishes proposed action and China reacts with it’s own list

As announced, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative; USTR) has determined that the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation covered in the investigation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden [...]

CBP publishes entry summary process for new steel and aluminum requirements

ALERT!  Per CSMS Message 18-000240, issued on March 22nd, the additional duty on imports of steel and aluminum articles under Section 232 are effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. [...]

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