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USTR Issued Sec 301 List 4 Schedule for Chinese Origin Products

August 13, 2019 United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the following: On September. 1, 2019, List 4A will take into effect. These products will be subject to additional 10% tariff. https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List_4A_%28Effective_September_1%2C_2019%29.pdf On December 15, 2019, List 4B will take into

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Effective October 1, 2019: Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF) and Other User Fees Adjusted under COBRA

CSMS #39291492 – Information on COBRA User Fee Changes Effective October 1, 2019 Pursuant to the General Notice (84 FRN 37902) published August 2, 2019, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985

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Update: Sec 301 List #4 – Imports from China to Begin September 1st

President Donald Trump has announced that beginning September 1st, additional 10% tariff will be imposed on all remaining imports from China. Here’s the proposed entire list for the remaining commodities that will be subject to List#4. A Federal Register Notice

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TMF at Ports of LA and Long Beach to Increase 1.9% on August 1, 2019

The Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 1.9 percent beginning August 1. The TMF will be $32.12 per TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) or $64.24 per forty-foot container. The TMF is

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Reminder: Import Permits

This is just a reminder to our importers to pro-actively check your import permits from various government agencies and make sure they are up to date and renewed on time. Please do not wait until your permits are expired as

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Update: Imposition of Tariffs to Mexico Imports – Indefinitely Suspended

“I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended.” –  Tweet from President

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UPDATE: Imposition of Tariffs on Mexico Imports

Yesterday, June 5, 2019, Vice President Mike Pence welcomed the Mexican delegation to the White House to see if they can ward off a potential economic crisis. The meeting ended without a deal as Pence tweeted  “Mexico must do more”

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GSP Update: India; Effective June 5, 2019

  Effective June 5, 2019, India’s designation as a beneficiary developing country is terminated pursuant to Presidential Proclamation. Eligibility for duty free treatment will no longer apply. Per CBP CSMS# 19-000275: On May 31, 2019, President Trump signed a Presidential

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Update: FDA’s VQIP (Voluntary Qualified Importer Program

If you are interested to join FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program, FDA will be extending the application period for importers to submit their completed application for the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) for the Fiscal Year 2020 benefits period. The

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GSP Update: Turkey

Effective May 17, 2019, the designation of Turkey as a beneficiary developing country is terminated in accordance to Presidential Proclamation issued yesterday. If you are importing from Turkey, you will no longer be eligible for the Generalized System of Preferences

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