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Additional Duty of Imports of Derivative Aluminum and Steel Articles

Today US Custom issued the following message via their Cargo Systems Messaging Service regarding the additional duty on imports of derivative aluminum and steel articles. This is directly from US Customs. Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #41538803 – GUIDANCE: Additional Duty on Imports of Derivative Aluminum and Steel Articles On January 29, 2020, the President issued Proclamation 9980 on Adjusting Imports of Derivative Aluminum Articles and Derivative Steel Articles into the United States under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862), providing for additional import duties for derivative Aluminum and Steel Articles of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. See the Federal Register (FR), 85 FR 5281, January 29, 2019. COMMODITY: Derivative Aluminum and Steel articles, as specified per Presidential proclamation 9980 and 85 FR 5281 (see below). COUNTRIES COVERED: Derivative Aluminum Articles: All countries of origin except Argentina, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Derivative Iron or Steel Articles: All countries of origin except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea. Please note this is based on the country of origin, not the country of export. GUIDANCE: Per 85 FR 5281, issued January 29, 2020, the additional duties on imports of Derivative Aluminum and Steel Articles are effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on February... Read More

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NEW PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS FOR THE CHINA TARIFFS TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON 2/5/2020

Hello everyone! On Wednesday, 2/5/2020, the Federal Register will publish a new set of product exclusions for the 301-China Tariffs. The link is below. It will be to your benefit to look through these documents to see if any of your products of Chinese origin that you import are described in any of the lists. If you believe you found some, and would like help in determining this, then please contact us here at 360-332-1778 or by email to orders@sandersbrokerage.us for assistance. Otherwise, have a wonderful rest of your week! FR Document 2020-02225: Exclusions for the $200 Billion Trade Action  Read More

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REDUCTION IN THE DUTY RATE ON CERTAIN CHINESE PRODUCTS COVERED BY THE 301-CHINA TARIFFS

Yesterday, January 15, 2020 the US and China signed the Phase One trade deal that mandates structural reforms and other changes to China’s economic and trade policies as well as increasing US exports to China. As a result of this commitment, the US Trade Representative’s office announced a reduction in the duty rate on certain Chinese products covered by the 301-China Tarrifs. Specifically, those products listed in Annex A of the August 20, 2019 notice (84 FR 43304) have had the duty rates decreased from 15% to 7.5% effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday February 14, 2020. Below are links to this announcement and to the August 20, 2019 notice (for your reference). Please contact us at 360-332-1778, or by email to orders@sandersbrokerage.us, if you have any questions.   Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: January 15, 2020 FR 43304: Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action (includes the list of products in Annex A): August 20, 2019  Read More

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NEW PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS FOR THE CHINA TARIFFS TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON 1/6/2020

Hello everyone! On Monday, 1/6/2020, the Federal Register will published a new set of product exclusions for the 301-China Tariffs. The link is below. It will be to your benefit to look through these documents to see if any of your products of Chinese origin that you import are described in any of the lists. If you believe you found some, and would like help in determining this, then please contact us here at 360-332-1778 or by email to orders@sandersbrokerage.us for assistance. Otherwise, have a wonderful rest of your week! FR Document 2019-28506: Exclusions for the $200 Billion Trade Action  Read More

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2020 Federal Holidays

Below is a listing of Federal Holidays for the Calendar Year 2020.   Date Holiday Wednesday, January 1 New Year’s Day Monday, January 20 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, February 17 Washington’s Birthday Monday, May 25 Memorial Day Friday, July 3 Independence Day Monday, September 7 Labor Day Monday, October 12 Columbus Day Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day Friday, December 25 Christmas Day  Read More

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Government Closure on December 24, 2019

On December 17, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order providing for the closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 as a federal holiday.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will operate as a holiday on December 24, 2019. CBP will remain closed through the Christmas Holiday (December 25, 2019) and will reopen for business on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.  Read More

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Security

Welcome – Security

Security at Sanders Brokerage: Welcome, and we hope you enjoy the staff and services of Sanders Brokerage Services.  Hopefully by now you know a bit about the background and heritage of Sanders Brokerage Services.  We take security personally and hold our government’s security programs with high regard.  We have been a proud C-TPAT (Customs Trade […]

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USDA

Wood Packing Material

THE U.S.D.A., SAY, Make sure your wood packing material has been properly heat or methyl bromide treated!   U.S.D.A. is refusing shipments that contain pallets and wood packing material that is not properly marked are treated with ISPM 15 or IPPC logos.  Make sure your shipment is admissible and become familiar with the information on the […]

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FDA

Final Notice – FDA BIENNIAL REGISTRATION! ENDS DEC 31, 2018

If you are a Food Producer and have an FDA Registration – this will be your final notice to complete your Biennial FDA Registration.  The clock is ticking and your time runs out at 9:00 p.m. PST on December 31, 2018.  Don’t forget!

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CBP

Additional Duty of Imports of Derivative Aluminum and Steel Articles

Today US Custom issued the following message via their Cargo Systems Messaging Service regarding the additional duty on imports of derivative aluminum and steel articles. This is directly from US Customs. Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #41538803 – GUIDANCE: Additional Duty on Imports of Derivative Aluminum and Steel Articles On January 29, 2020, the President […]