Scarbrough Opens Fulfillment Warehouse in Reno

Scarbrough Opens Fulfillment Warehouse in Reno Scarbrough Expands to the West Coast The Scarbrough Group of Companies, headquartered in Kansas City, is pleased to announce its newest location with the opening of a West Coast warehouse and e-commerce fulfillment center in Sparks, Nevada. The Scarbrough […]

United States Intends to Terminate GSP Designation of India and Turkey

United States Will Terminate GSP Designation of India and Turkey The United States Trade Representative announced its intent to terminate Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) designation of India and Turkey because they no longer comply with the statutory eligibility criteria.  Under the United States GSP […]

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FDA’s New Imported Food Safety Strategy

FDA’s New Imported Food Safety Strategy The Food and Drug Administration has announced a new strategy describing how it is integrating new and existing import oversight tools as part of a comprehensive approach to food safety.  An important aim of the agency’s strategy for the safety […]

GRI Announcement

GRI Announcement April 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 April 1, 2019.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC […]

China Trade Talks Resume This Week

Trade talks between the United States and China resume this week.  The biggest question is whether President Trump will make the decision to forego the threat to increase current tariffs from 10% to 25% on March 2, 2019 or to continue down the path of […]

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Exclusion Process for Section 301 List 3 Tariffs

Section 301 List 3 Exclusions Commence As any importer affected by the current Section 301 situation should know, List 3 of the Section 301 tariffs are already in place at 10% additional duty.  An increase to 25% duty is set to take place on March […]

Selling Wine to the United Kingdom Shouldn’t be a Problem

Selling Wine to the United Kingdom Wine and Distilleries Listen up! At the end of January, the United States Trade Representative announced the United States and the United Kingdom have signed two agreements covering wine and distilled spirits to ensure there is no disruption in trade […]

International Trade News

International Trade News February 2019 Some interesting articles that caught our attention. Six out of Ten CEOs see Trump’s Tariffs Helping (Supply Chain Brain) About 59 percent of some 500 firms said they expected profits to benefit should tariffs on imports rise, more than double […]

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Section 301 List 1 Product Exclusions

Some Exclusions Announced for Section 301 List 1 It was announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has allowed exclusions to some Section 301 “List 1” tariffs. Any organization that imports using these tariff numbers, regardless if the organization was the actual exclusion petitioner or not, […]

Enforcement will be difficult for U.S.-China talks, analyst says

Enforcement will be difficult for U.S.-China talks, analyst says Read the story from American Shipper. But U.S.-China Business Council President Erin Ennis indicated she sees a path forward in negotiations.   By Brian Bradley on Feb 14, 2019 — AmericanShipper.com