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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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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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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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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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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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CBP Initiatives to Increase Collection Efforts

CBP issued CSMS# 17-000489- CBP Bills for Supplemental Duties, Taxes and Fees, or Vessel Repair Duties as a reminder to the importers to pay their bills no later than 30 days from the date of the bill. CSMS #17-000489 Title:

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U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) Implementation Roundtable in Long Beach, Seattle, Newark or Miami – July 2017

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries is hosting roundtables across the U.S. this July to provide awareness and support for compliance with the traceability data reporting and record keeping requirements in advance of the January 1, 2018 mandatory compliance

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