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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: 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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SEC 301 Lis#4 China Tariffs

The USTR announced the tariff list # 4 covering the remainder of goods not currently subject to additional 25% increase of tariffs. List#4 covers approximately $300 billion in imported goods from China. The announcement with the full list of affected

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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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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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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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