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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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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to the September 28, 2018 Notice of Modification of Action, effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after

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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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Update: GSP Refund Processing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) advised that GSP refunds have been processed for entries that were flagged electronically on the entry summary. They will begin sending out the refunds now until 08/01/2018. On the latest CBP ACE bi-weekly trade

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Additional Tariffs on Chinese Goods Effective July 6; Exclusions May be Requested

The Trump administration announced June 15 a list of 818 products from China that will be subject to an additional 25 percent duty as of July 6. The administration also released a list of 284 other tariff lines – not

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NMFS SIMP Audits Webinars

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will host a series of four public webinar presentations on the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) to review the traceability data elements required for reporting, as well as recordkeeping requirements to support the

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