Category: Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)

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 [...]

USTR issues List 3 product exclusion list

On November 7, 2019 the Office of the U.S. Representative (USTR) released a notice granting and additional 36 exclusions from the 301 China duties. Prior, on October 28, 2019, the Federal Register notice (84 FR 57802) was issued notating that [...]

Additional 301 tariffs start September 1st

The U.S. puts in place the latest tariff increase – here’s what you need to know… As announced on August 30th, 2019 in a Notice of Modification of Action from the Office of the United States Trade Representatives, additional 301 [...]

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 [...]

CBP’s New Announcement on the Transition of Duty Statements to ACE

On Wednesday, November 8th, CBP published a General Notice in the Federal Register announcing the transition of Daily and Preliminary Monthly Statements to ACE. “As of December 9th, 2017, ACE will be the sole CBP-authorized EDI system for generating, transmitting and updating daily and monthly [...]

Additional Information Regarding New Electronic In-bond Requirements

As an update to our Blog article of October 24th, on last Thursday’s ACE Technical Call it was announced that CBP has been receiving many questions regarding the new automated in-bond requirements which are scheduled to go into effect on [...]

EPA imports: New enforcement of HTS flagging kicks in on 5/18

From CSMS #17-000253: On May 18, 2017, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) flagging for all Environmental Protection Agency programs for all filers will be enforced. Once the flags are enforced, the filer will either need to file the required information [...]

EPA HTS code flagging update and reminders

From CSMS #17-000074: In an ongoing effort to keep the EPA HTS Code flagging adequate for filers, some changes to the EPA flags were made on 2/9/2017 in ACE by CBP (see CSMS #17-000072). Please keep in mind, the importer [...]

Duty free claims: Updated requirements for HTS Subheading 9801.00.10 – US and Foreign Goods Returned

The recent expansion of subheading 9801.00.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule affects time limits for filing duty free claims for returned goods, and the documents that may be requested when reviewing such claims. As discussed in US Customs’ CSMS #17-000046, [...]

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