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New tariffs on Chinese imports have been announced

20Sep, 2018

New tariffs on Chinese imports have been announced




Effective September 24, a third set of tariffs will go into effect on $200 billion of Chinese imports. Initially the tariffs will be set at 10% through the end of the year and will rise to 25% on January 1, 2019. While 6,031 tariff lines were initially proposed, the negotiation period saw the removal of… Read more »


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11Jul, 2018

China 301 list expands but USTR offers potential relief.




This morning, the US Trade Representative announced a third list of HTS numbers totaling approximately $200 billion in imports from China. The escalating tit-for-tat between the United States and China shows no sign of abating and US importers and exporters are the ones directly feeling the impact. US consumers are sure to start to feel… Read more »


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18Jun, 2018

US / China Trade Update – Where are we now?




On Friday, June 15th, the United States Trade Representative announced that the U.S. was moving ahead with imposing a 25% duty on list of a little over 800 different harmonized tariff items from China. Customs and Border Protection will begin collecting these duties for goods entered or withdrawn beginning July 6, 2018. Following a comment… Read more »


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1Feb, 2018
Worker in a factory in India eligible for GSP

GSP expired (again) – Here’s what to do.




On December 31, 2017, GSP expired. The Generalized System of Preferences is a tariff preference program for developing countries that affords US importers the opportunity to enter eligible goods from these countries duty-free. The rules and participating countries and tariff numbers are published at the front of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. GSP-eligible goods must meet… Read more »


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21Aug, 2017

A quick guide to commercial invoices




The commercial invoice (CI) is the record of a sales transaction and a crucial part of any import/export shipment. In a transaction, these documents record the buyer and seller’s information, detailed descriptions and quantities, trade terms, price, reference marks regarding the packaging and contents, payment arrangements, and the signature of the exporter that are agreed… Read more »


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22Sep, 2016

Amazon and Alibaba’s counterfeit challenges




Earlier this year, footwear manufacturer Birkenstock announced that effective January 1st, their merchandise would no longer be available for purchase on Amazon. In fact, they have issue the cautionary warning that any of their product found on Amazon likely was counterfeit. Fashion brands who are increasingly turning to eCommerce platforms like Amazon and Alibaba because… Read more »


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22Jul, 2016

How a Facebook “like” turned into a project shipment.




One of the side effects of being in the logistics industry is that you look at certain things through a different set of eyes. When I go shopping, I look at country of origin markings. When I see foreign aircraft I usually know the flight number and where it’s coming from. Ocean containers are a whole different discussion… Read more »


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8Jul, 2016
Wooden bedroom furniture

Antidumping and countervailing duty risks for importers.




(Wooden bedroom furniture, pictured above, may be free of Customs duties but could carry antidumping duties of 100% or more.) When a company is working to establish the landed costs for a product they plan to import, they take a number of steps to ensure that their calculations are correct and they sell the product… Read more »


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30Jun, 2016
Container ship and truck with container in harbor

Importers: CBP local ports authorized to issue ISF penalties




Customs and Border Protection on June 17th announced a change to how they are handling ISF penalties and it gives individual ports the authority to take action directly for violation of the agency’s Importer Security Filing (ISF) requirements. The ISF (or ’10 + 2′) filing requirements mandates that an importer provide Customs with ten data… Read more »


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25Apr, 2016

Customs Centers of Excellence and Expertise up and running.




Along with the deployment of their new ACE processing system, Customs has announced that all ten of their Centers of Excellence and Expertise are now fully operational and are processing entry summaries. Importers whose commodities fall into one of the ten industries managed by the CEE’s should expect to learn more about them and be… Read more »


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