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Pacific Highway – Access Restored

Local CBP Port Authorities report that access to the Port of Blaine, Washington has been restored and that CBP has returned to full trade operational status.  Read More

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Holiday Office Hours

Hello: Below is our office hours for the Holiday Season 2021. Please plan accordingly. We will have an on-call representative during the hours when our office is closed to take emergency calls. Friday 12/24/21: Closing at 12:00 p.m. Monday 12/28/21 – Thursday 12/30/21: Open (limited staff on Monday) Friday 12/31/21: Closing at 12:00 p.m. Monday 1/3/22: Open with limited staff Tuesday 1/4/22: Open regular hours   We here at Sanders Brokerage Services would like to with you and yours a very happy holidays!  Read More

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CBP CBSA Joint Emergency Update – Flood Situation Dec 8 2021

For your information we have attached the most recent CBP / CBSA emergency protocols due to the floods and road closures in British Columbia (BC) Canada.  Please download and read the attached. UPDATED JOINT CBP AND CBSA EMERGENCY PROTOCOLS IN RESPONSE TO FLOOD SITUATION IN BRITISH COLUMBIA Communique updated 12082021 Steve Sanders / Sanders Brokerage Services  Read More

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APHIS – LACEY ACT PHASE VI – October 1, 2021

The following article submission has been provided by the NCBFAA (The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders of America): On Oct. 1, customs brokers will see new tariff flags for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Lacey, requiring transmission of a Lacey Act declaration or a valid disclaim for products classified in these tariff categories. The product categories include new wooden pallets, containers or packaging that are NOT under load, some essential oils, additional musical instruments, oriented strand board, bi-pods and tripods, and trunks, cases, and suitcases. The specific HTS numbers are listed below. NCBFAA Regulatory Agencies Committee (RAC) Chair Mike Lahar of A.N. Deringer participated last week in a timely and informative webinar sponsored by the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) on the APHIS Lacey requirements. He was joined by Karen Williams, Compliance Specialist at APHIS. The focus of the webinar was on pallets and both speakers emphasized that the declaration requirement does not apply to pallets (new or used) that are “under load.” Nor does it apply to used, recycled, or repaired pallets – whether empty or under load. In both cases, a disclaim code A or B must be transmitted. The declaration must be provided for new pallets that are the product being imported. Lahar provided a practical perspective on the filing requirements, clarifying when a broker needs to file the declaration, and when to transmit... Read More

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Goods Returning to the USA (update via Customs Message) 49132200

For years we have posted to our website publications of the changes taking place with “Goods Returning to the USA”.   At this time we want to inform everyone of the recent CBP message posting # 49132200.  Please read on.  This notification by Customs most likely will be very important to you, and essential in your understanding of CBP’s regulatory position on “returning goods” U.S. manufactured or foreign made, back to the United States of America.  Specifically in, defining your regulatory responsibilities as the IOR. importer of record (resident or non-resident). CSMS #49132200 – Updated Requirements for Importers and Brokers Regarding HTS Subheading 9801.00.10- U.S and Foreign Goods Returned This message provides updated guidance concerning (a) importer and broker responsibilities in filing duty free claims under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) Subheading 9801.00.10, and (b) documents that CBP may request to support claims under Subheading 9801.00.10. This CSMS message supersedes guidance CBP previously issued via CSMS 17-000046 on January 30, 2017. Background On April 25, 2016, a change to HTSUS Chapter 98 for U.S. goods returned went into effect. Specifically, section 904(b) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA), “Modification of Provisions Relating to Returned Property,” amended HTSUS Subheading 9801.00.10 to read as follows: Products of the United States when returned after... Read More

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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION – 1USG

This article has been provided the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) for your information: CPSC Webinar Provides Insight on Managing the 1USG Messaging in ACE Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) officials joined with customs brokers in a stimulating and informative webinar on CPSC’s 1USG Messaging at Import on June 18. CPSC panelists Deputy Director Sabrina Keller and International Trade Specialist John Blachere explained and clarified key elements of their newly implemented messaging system.  Customs broker, Adam Lees of Geodis, who has experience with the messaging system since the original pilot was launched over a year ago, shared useful pointers and best practice tips. Mike Lahar of AN Deringer and chairman of the Regulatory Agencies Committee (RAC) kept the conversation moving as moderator, highlighting areas of confusion and concern. John Blachere explained that whenever a broker files an entry for a product in one of 320 targeted HTS categories of CPSC-regulated products, the broker will receive an “Under Review” message in ACE from the CPSC. This message does not mean the product is being held or subject to physical exam, it simply signifies that CPSC is looking at the entry documentation. Following the Under Review message, a broker will in most cases receive a “May Proceed” message. Less common, the broker may receive a “Hold Intact” or “Intensive Exam Requested.” Blachere... Read More

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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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APHIS – LACEY ACT PHASE VI – October 1, 2021

The following article submission has been provided by the NCBFAA (The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders of America): On Oct. 1, customs brokers will see new tariff flags for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Lacey, requiring transmission of a Lacey Act declaration or a valid disclaim for products classified in these tariff […]

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FSVP – DUNS NUMBER (“UNK” TO TERMINATE JULY 2022)

UPDATE  (JUNE 14TH, 2021) No More ‘UNK’ for FDA Entries in July 2022 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told NCBFAA Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC) members that use of the term “UNK” (representing “unknown”) will not be allowed for food imports in place of a valid DUNS number for in the Unique Facility Identifier field […]

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CBP CBSA Joint Emergency Update – Flood Situation Dec 8 2021

For your information we have attached the most recent CBP / CBSA emergency protocols due to the floods and road closures in British Columbia (BC) Canada.  Please download and read the attached. UPDATED JOINT CBP AND CBSA EMERGENCY PROTOCOLS IN RESPONSE TO FLOOD SITUATION IN BRITISH COLUMBIA Communique updated 12082021 Steve Sanders / Sanders Brokerage […]