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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

FDA Food Safety Figure

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 […]

bills introduced to check section 232

Bills Introduced to check on Section 232 Tariffs

Bills Introduced to check on Section 232 Tariffs Bills introduced to check president’s 232 powers The reintroduction of the Trade Security Act is the most recent proposal to check the executive branch’s ability to impose national security-based trade remedies. Feb 07, 2019 on Dec 27, […]

When will the USMCA be enforced?

When will the USMCA be enforced? On November 30, 2018, U.S., Mexican, and Canadian leaders signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement at this year’s G-20 meeting.   The USMCA must be ratified by each country’s legislature. As a result, it wouldn’t go into effect until 2020.  President Trump has repeatedly suggested that he may unilaterally […]

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 […]

Scarbrough Spotlight • Darcy barnes

Spotlight on Darcy Darcy Barnes is a Senior Export Operations Representative, a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker, and a Certified Customs Specialist located in Scarbrough’s Saint Louis office.   Darcy has been in the international trade industry for three decades and joined Scarbrough International, Ltd. in 2011, […]

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 […]