New Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act Requirement

New Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act Requirement According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Cargo Systems Messaging Service, “On Tuesday January 1, 2019, all dutiable harmonized tariff schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical suffixes that had a unit of quantity (UOQ) of “X” […]

Section 301 Tariffs Delayed

Section 301 Tariffs Delayed Indefinitely

Section 301 Tariffs Delayed Indefinitely Earlier last week, President Trump announced an indefinite delay in the uptick of Section 301 tariffs on the third list of Chinese products, which were scheduled to increase the additional duty rate already in place from 10% to 25% on March […]

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. […]

GRI Announcement March 15, 2019

U.S. Import General Rate Increase for Full Container and Less than Container Freight Carriers have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) for cargo from Asia to The United States effective March 15, 2019.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC […]

GRI Announcement March 1, 2019

U.S. Import General Rate Increase for Full Container and Less than Container Freight Carriers have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) for cargo from Asia to The United States effective March 1, 2019.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC […]

U.S. – China Talks End after Three Days

Two Days Turned into Three Days Keith Bradsher of The New York Times states, “Three days of trade negotiations between midlevel American and Chinese officials ended in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon with progress in identifying and narrowing the two sides’ differences but little sense of […]

KORUS Free Trade Agreement

KORUS Free Trade Agreement Update

A revised KORUS Free Trade Agreement Goes into Force on January 1, 2019 KORUS, the free trade agreement between South Korea and United States of America, has been revised and in full effect on January 1, 2019 after the two countries began talks on amendments […]

GRI Announcement February 1, 2019

U.S. Import General Rate Increase for Full Container and Less than Container Freight Carriers have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) for cargo from Asia to The United States effective February 1, 2019.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC […]

FDA Food Facility Re-registration

Food facilities required to register with the Food and Drug Administration must renew their registrations between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. If you are an importer of food, check with your foreign suppliers or manufacturers to confirm they have re-registered with FDA.  If suppliers and […]

GRI Announcement January 15, 2019

U.S. Import General Rate Increase for Full Container and Less than Container Freight Carriers have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) for cargo from Asia to The United States effective January 15, 2019.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC […]