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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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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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Trump Proposes Additional 10% Tariff on Imports from China

After the initial imposition of additional 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods identified in Section 301 that took effect on July 6, 2018,  President Trump directed the United States Trade Representative to identify an additional $200

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News Alert: Iran Sanctions

On May 8, 2018, re-imposition of sanctions pursuant to the National Security Presidential Memorandum relating to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been announced by President Donald Trump.The directive has been posted on the Department of the Treasury

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Generalized System of Preferences 2018 As of April 22, 2018, customs brokers and filers were able to start filing GSP-eligible entry summaries without the payment of duties. GSP Retroactive refund: GSP-eligible formal and informal entries filed electronically via ABI indicating

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GSP Renewal and Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) included in Omnibus Spending Bill

  GSP Renewal Update   President Trump signed the Omnibus Appropriations bill which passed through the House and Senate on March 23, 2018. Because of this, GSP will be back in effect by April 23rd  (30 days after enactment).  Importers

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FDA Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) Compliance Date Update

Background: The Final Rule on Foreign Importer Verification Program was published on Novermber 17, 2015. It requires that an importer establishes an FSVP program for each food that they import from each supplier and that they must develop, maintain, and

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Update: Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) Informed Compliance Ending on April 7, 2018

U.S.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that all filings covered by the Seafood Import Monitoring must fully comply with the elecronic filing requirements beginning April 7, 2018. NMFS initially adopted an “informed compliance”

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Updated: Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) : Informed Compliance

Effective Date : January 1st, 2018 The requirements and regulations under Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) must now be electronically submitted in ACE via Automated Broker Interface (ABI). National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) will initially adopt an “Informed Compliance” approach.

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