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Commercial Invoice Requirements

This is a reminder to the trade that the commercial invoice should contain enough information for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and all other government agencies to determine if the goods being imported are admissible and for the purpose of

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GSP UPDATE: India and Turkey

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced March 04, 2019 that President Trump intends to terminate the eligibility of India and Turkey as beneficiary developing countries under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program because they no longer comply with the

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U.S. CBP Detention Order on Tuna Harvested by Forced Labor Aboard the Tunago No. 61

On February 4, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a withhold release order against tuna and tuna products from the Tunago No. 61 based on information obtained by CBP indicating tuna is harvested with the use of forced labor.

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Update: Long Beach/Los Angeles Port Congestion

Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States. Due to the labor shortage during the holidays, the terminal congestion got worse this week. But according to the Port of Long Beach Deputy Executive Director and

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Important: Fish & Wildlife Appointments in LAX

To our valued customers: On January 7, 2019, we have received a notification from Fish & Wildlife Torrance Office updating the way they are taking appointments for live and perishable shipments. They are no longer taking appointments via e-mail. Instead,

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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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