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US Targets EU in New Section 301 Tariffs for Aerospace, Product List Published

On Monday, April 8, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that it will begin yet another round of Section 301 retaliatory tariffs, this time, aimed at an ongoing dispute with the European Union (EU) and the subsidization of Airbus, one of the two leading providers of [...]

2019-04-09T15:46:00+00:00April 9th, 2019|Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|

March 22 Deadline for TSCA Title VI Import Certification Filing

On March 22, the TSCA Title VI import certification requirement that applies to composite wood products (panels of hardwood plywood, particleboard, medium density fiberboard, thin-medium density fiberboard, etc.,) component parts containing such composite wood products, and finished goods containing such composite wood products that are imported into the U.S. goes [...]

2019-03-19T17:18:02+00:00March 12th, 2019|Customs, Import|

A Shipper’s 2019 Guide to Avoiding Detention & Demurrage

Needless to say, the transportation industry has experienced its share of strain over the past two years.  Everything from China trade tariff impacts, trucking hours-of-service changes, equipment and chassis allocation, carrier agreements, mega-vessel deliveries, and even weather has had a significant impact on America’s ports. Chassis shortages and mega-vessel deliveries [...]

2019-03-11T18:07:49+00:00March 8th, 2019|Customs, Export, Import|

Exclusions Proceed as China Tariff Increase is Postponed “Until Further Notice”

Published to the Federal Register on March 5, 2019, the President directed the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to modify the action taken in Section 301 investigations by “postponing the date on which the rate of the additional duties will increase to 25 percent for the products of China covered by [...]

2019-03-05T20:07:30+00:00March 5th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Final ISF-5 Enforcement Starts March 15 for U.S. Importers

Effective March 15, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is ending its delayed enforcement period for ISF-5 type violations and will begin issuing liquidated damage claims. Back in April of 2018, CBP published a rule (effective May 14, 2018) expanding the definition of Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer for certain [...]

2019-03-05T15:04:10+00:00March 5th, 2019|Customs, Import, Shipping News|

United States Removes Turkey and India from GSP

On Monday, March 4, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Robert Lighthizer, announced that the United States determined India and Turkey no longer comply with the eligibility criteria as beneficiary developing countries under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). Under the United States GSP program, certain products can enter the [...]

2019-03-05T14:39:04+00:00March 5th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Importers Avoid March 1 Tariff Hike on Chinese Goods, For Now

“.... productive talks, I will be delaying the U.S. increase in tariffs now scheduled for March 1. Assuming both sides make additional progress, we will be planning a Summit for President Xi and myself, at Mar-a-Lago, to conclude an agreement. A very good weekend for U.S. & China!” Tweeted by [...]

2019-02-25T18:35:40+00:00February 25th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Report Highlights China’s Failed WTO Commitments as Tariff Deadline Approaches

The U.S.-China trade dispute has seeped into 2019 and shippers are watching closely as the March 1st tariff deadline approaches.  Back in December, the United States and China called a 90-day truce on the escalating tariff war as the two economic powerhouses negotiated on a range of trade issues spurred by [...]

2019-02-06T16:39:17+00:00February 6th, 2019|Customs, Freight Market, Shipping News|

USTR Issues First Round of Section 301 Exclusions

Section 301 Exclusions Won’t be Implemented by CBP Until Government Shutdown Ends “At the conclusion of the government funding hiatus, CBP will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation,” Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has advised. Once the government shutdown is ended, the updates to ACE on the exclusions will implemented [...]

2019-01-14T14:20:16+00:00January 8th, 2019|Customs, Export, Freight Talk, Import, Shipping News|

Government Shutdown Impact on CBP, OGAs & Trade Agencies

The U.S. federal government has been in a shutdown since 12:01 AM on December 22, 2018, after lawmakers failed to reach a funding deal.  The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) confirmed “CBP is working with other agencies to have the flow of trade as close to [...]

2019-01-02T21:57:38+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Customs, Import|
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