Laredo’s Colombia Bridge has Normalized Operations Hours

Laredo’s Colombia Bridge has Normalized Operations Hours One of the ports of Laredo in Mexico, the Colombia Bridge has notified formally that Mexican and US side has normalized operations hours during the weekend for Northbound shipments. This notice was made based on confirmation that CBP has been […]

Section 301

USTR Will Not Give Exemptions to List 3 of Section 301 Imports

Section 301 Imports from China The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) reported on January 15, 2019 that the United States Trade Representative will not give exemptions on the third round of Section 301 tariffs at their current rate of ten percent. […]

Trump signs Proclamation 9813 with GSP Modifications

GSP Duty Free Treatment Modified on Certain Items On October 30, 2018, President Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 9813.  The proclamation will implement changes to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).  The modifications will go into effect with respect to articles entered for consumption, or withdrawn […]

MTB Act Section 301 Tariff

Trump signs MTB Act to decrease tariffs, China Imports still benefit

MTB Act Creates Decreased Tariffs!    On September 13, 2018, President Trump signed into law: H.R. 4318, the “Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018,” which provides for duty suspensions and reductions for certain products entered into consumption on October 13, 2018 through December 31, 2020. […]

MPF increase October 1, 2018

The U.S. Customs Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) increased on October 1, 2018. Pursuant to 83 Federal Register Notice 37509, published August 1, 2018 (CSMS 18-000465), and effective October 1, 2018, the MPF minimum for formal entries will increase from $25.67 to $26.22 and the maximum […]

Minimum Security Criteria in CTPAT

CTPAT’s First Revision of Security Criteria U.S. Customs and Border Protection is currently undergoing draft modifications to the minimum security criteria (MSC) associated with Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism.  CBP is gathering input on the proposed changes through the end of October and plans to implement […]

Petition for AD/CV Duties on Imports of Certain Steel Wheels from China

Petitions for Imposition of Antidumping Duties and Countervailing Duties on imports of Certain Steel Wheels 12-16.5 inches in diameter from China Information derived from:  Grunfield, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman, Klestadt, LLP  Type of Action:  Antidumping Duty (“AD”) and Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): PRC Product:  The scope of this […]

Possible Mexico and U.S. Separate Trade Deal

A Bilateral Trade Agreement in Mexico May Just Happen According to Bloomberg, “President Donald Trump said he may prioritize a bilateral trade deal with Mexico over Canada and that he’s building a good rapport with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.” “The U.S. and Mexico […]

Additional 25% Duty on $50 billion of Chinese Imports

Section 301  On June 15, 2018, The White House issued a statement in regards to tariffs on Chinese goods worth about $50 billion. An additional 25% duty rate will be imposed on goods that “contain industrially significant technologies [,]” including those “related to China’s Made […]

CBP’s Plans for ACE Funding

Message derived from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Cargo Systems Messaging Service CBP’s Plans for ACE Funding Suggest Hybrid Solution for Section 321, New IOR Database for Risk Assessment In February 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deployed the last of the seven major […]