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Update: U.S. China Trade War 90-Day Truce

U.S. President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jin Ping agreed not to boost tariffs on the third list of duties from 10% to 25% on January 1st. Instead, both parties have agreed to immediately negotiate on structural changes with

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CBP Review: Continuous Bond Sufficiency

U.S. CBP Revenue Division is conducting sufficiency review for all active continuous bond on a monthly basis. Due to the newly imposed tariffs, it is very critical to review and forecast your import activities to avoid bond insufficiency and bond

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NOAA Seafood Import Monitoring Program for Shrimp and Abalone (Mandatory: December 31, 2018)

  NOAA Fisheries will hold a webinar to provide an overview of the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) and the inclusion of shrimp and abalone.  Dale Jones will review the requirements of the program and highlight helpful information for

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Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Eligibility under Presidential Proclamation 9813

President Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 9813 on October 30, 2018 which implements changes to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) by removing the eligibility of certain goods for preferential duty treatment. Harmonized Tariff Schedule has also been updated. The Proclamation

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Update on Sec 301 List 3 on China Imports

Removal of Subheadings in Chapter 3, HTSUS Per Section C of the Annex to the September 28, 2018 Notice of Modification of Action, effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after

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Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF) and Other User Fees Adjusted under COBRA

CSMS#18-000465 announced pursuant to the General Notice (83 FRN 37509) published August 1, 2018, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 will take effect on October 1, 2018.   The Federal Register

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Section 301 Tariff List 3 of Additional Duties from China

Beginning September 24, 2018, an additional 10% tariff will be imposed on 5,745 tariff lines from China and most Chinese seafood are included. On January 1, 2019, the tariffs will increase to 25% as announced by United States Trade Representative

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Reminder: FDA Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal 2018

2018 Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal October 1, 2018 12:01AM through December 31, 2018 12:59PM Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities that are required to register with

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Effective August 23, 2018: 2nd Round of Additional Duties From China

The second tranche of additional tariffs under Section 301 follows the first tranche of tariffs imposed on approximately $34 billion of imports from China which went into effect on July 6. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin collecting additional

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News Alert: Immediate Import Restrictions on Certain Mexican Fish and Fish Products

In the latest CBP’s Cargo Systems Messaging Service notice (CSMS #18-000484),  immediate import restrictions on shrimp, curvina, sierra and chano fish and fish products harvested by gillnets in the upper Gulf of California within the vaquita’s geographic range have been

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