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Reviewing your Import Process

When was the last time you took a long, hard look on your import procedure? Perhaps, you are one of those who wear multiple hats: Sales, Purchasing, Logistics, Accounting and last but not the least, Customs documentation. About 10 years

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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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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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