Duty avoidance

Duty Avoidance & Recovery Strategies

Duty Avoidance & Recovery Strategies With the ever-changing regulations and international trade news, Scarbrough has decided to make it a point to educate the trade community on possible alternatives to save money on U.S. imports, more specifically on U.S. Customs duties.  There are a number […]

Section 301 List 3

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 […]

section 301 List 1

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

China Airlines Pilot Strike Enters Fifth Day

China Airlines Strike Taiwanese flag carrier China Airlines remains locked in a bitter dispute with its pilots’ union after a second round of negotiations failed on Monday evening over a list of grievances varying from pilots’ working hours and year-end bonuses to transparency over promotions. Longstanding disagreements over […]


National strike at Brussels Airport

Shipments will be Delayed at Brussels Airport Our Netherlands/Belgium partner Rotra Group announced that as of February 13, 2019, “Belgian trade unions have called a national strike after disagreement on a framework wage agreement for the next two years. The Christian, socialist and liberal unions are unhappy […]

Scarbrough Spotlight • Dana Faville

Spotlight on Dana Dana Faville is a Senior Import Operations Representative, a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker, and a Certified Customs Specialist located in Scarbrough’s Kansas City office, which also houses headquarters. Dana started her career in the industry 37 years ago and is known as […]

China Trade Talks

China Trade Talks Resume in Hopes to Avert March 2 Tariff Increase

China Trade Talks will Resume Next Week Next week, U.S. officials will make a trip to Beijing to resume trade talks with China.  Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin mentioned they are aiming to “clinch a deal to avert a March 2 increase in U.S. tariffs on […]