Duty Avoidance

Duty Savings Opportunities

Learn about different legal methods to saving money through duties and taxes. Bring your questions to the President of Scarbrough, Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist. In this webinar, you will learn about: • duty drawback, • product exclusions, • Foreign Trade Zones, • […]

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 […]

trade glossary

Taxes on Chinese Imports, China-U.S. Trade War, Made in China 2025

President Trump signed an executive memorandum to issue tariffs on numerous Chinese goods. The White House plans to impose tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese annual imports into the United States in response to intellectual property violations and will be targeting more than 100 different […]

Reminder that CBP bills for Supplemental Duties and More

  A notice from U.S. Customs and Border Protections Cargo Systems Messaging Service sent on August 4, 2017 states: “This is a reminder that CBP bills for supplemental duties, taxes and fees, or vessel repair duties are due thirty (30) days from the date of the […]

Clarification on raising tariffs on Imports from Mexico

White House Raises Prospect of Tariffs on Imports from Mexico The Trump administration has raised the possibility of imposing tariffs on imports from Mexico as a way to pay for a wall President Trump has pledged to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. However, it remains […]

The Bottom Line: Landed cost in global trade

The Bottom Line: Landed cost in global trade Excerpt from: American Shipper | By: Tom Cook | March 22, 2016 Establishing landed costs for the products that a company handles can be difficult and convoluted. All businesses that import or export need to understand what […]