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Bicycle Imports Targeted in Section 201 Petition, U.S. Industry Seeks Quota & Tariffs

A Section 201 petition filed by Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) and Detroit Bikes, submitted Thursday, October 18th, seeks a new, global safeguard on all imports (from all countries)of assembled bicycles valued under $400. Under section 201, domestic industries seriously injured or threatened with serious injury by increased imports may [...]

2018-10-26T15:01:48+00:00October 26th, 2018|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

FDA Food Facility Registration Renewal Period Begins

Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities required to register with FDA to renew such registrations during the period beginning on October 1 and ending on December 31 of each even-numbered year. If you have registered your food [...]

2018-10-09T17:59:05+00:00October 9th, 2018|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USMCA Will Raise Canadian De Minimis on E-commerce

Announced over the weekend, the United States, Mexico and Canada made international headlines as the three neighboring countries signed onto a new free trade agreement, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  The new deal included provisions to raise Canada’s duty-free, de minimis, levels from $20 CAD to $150 CAD and [...]

2018-10-02T15:19:48+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Customs, E-Commerce, Freight Market, Freight Talk|

The USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) Becomes the New NAFTA

In a frantic race against time, Canada and the United States sealed the deal this past Sunday to secure trilateral trade that had been progressing under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for almost a quarter of a century.  The new deal, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), [...]

China-U.S. Trade Continues to Erode Amid Heated Tariff Flinging

In a statement released by the White House on Monday, September 17, 2018, President Donald Trump announced, “Today, following seven weeks of public notice, hearings, and extensive opportunities for comment, I directed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to proceed with placing additional tariffs on roughly $200 billion of imports [...]

Information on COBRA User Fee Changes Effective October 1, 2018

Pursuant to the General Notice (83 FRN 37509) published August 1, 2018, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 will take effect on October 1, 2018. The FRN may be accessed at the link:https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-01/pdf/2018-16510.pdf The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate [...]

2018-09-17T12:22:51+00:00September 17th, 2018|Customs, Import|

Countdown Begins for Canada’s Involvement in U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal

On Monday, August 27th, the United States and Mexico reached a preliminary accord that would modernize the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Known as the U.S. - Mexico Trade Deal, the compromise follows hours after the United States and Canada failed to negotiate a full revision of NAFTA. [...]

2018-09-04T18:21:13+00:00September 4th, 2018|Customs, Export, Import, Shipping News|

The State of 2018 Logistics, a Peek into Peak Season

CLICK HERE FOR YEAR-TO-DATE FREIGHT NEWS THAT MADE HEADLINES    International shippers expecting calm, profitable peak season markets, after toiling consolidation of the steamship line industry last year, are finding the path to consumers is political, congested and, once again, expensive. POLITICS OF TRADE While most hesitate in labeling it [...]

2018-08-29T15:25:17+00:00August 29th, 2018|Customs, Domestic, Freight Market, Import, Uncategorized|

Merchandise Processing Fee Changes Effective October 1, 2018

Pursuant to the General Notice (83 FRN 37509) published August 1, 2018, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 will take effect on October 1, 2018. The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change. The MPF minimum [...]

2018-08-15T15:58:10+00:00August 15th, 2018|Customs, Import, Shipping News|

Additional Section 232 Tariffs on Steel from Turkey

On August 10, 2018, the United States issued a proclamation increasing ad valorem duties on steel articles from the Republic of Turkey.  Starting at 12:01 AM EST on August 13, 2018, steel articles from Turkey will be subject to an additional duty rate of 50 percent, with respect to goods [...]

2018-08-14T13:49:47+00:00August 14th, 2018|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|
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