The Office of Sanders Brokerage Serv

EXCELLENCE

Slider - Expect Excellence #2
PH: 360-332-1778/Toll Free: 866-444-1778
FAX: 360-332-1783/Toll Free: 866-999-1783
e: info@sandersbrokerage.com

Sunset sailboat

SUCCESS

Success for slider

Seafare Tribute

WITHIN YOUR REACH

Reach for slider

Sunset on Seagrass

TRACKING (PAPS-SCN)

PAPS- SCNc

National Archives

RESOURCES – INFORMATION

Information Age

The Great Wheel - Seattle, WA

COMPLEXITIES

Complexities to Quality

«
»

HOME

0

U.S. Thanksgiving – Thursday Nov 22nd 2018

Thursday November 22nd 2018, will be the U.S. Holiday “Thanksgiving Day” and our office will be mostly closed.  It would be greatly appreciated if clients and carriers could provide us import entry documents before end of business Wednesday November 21st.  Office personnel will come in to the Office from time to time on Thursday November 22md to prepare carrier import entries, but aside from that there will be no or limited services available. Our office will return to normal operations on Friday November 23rd, 2018. Thank you for your understanding.  Read More

0

Continuous Bond Insuficiency – Due to SECTION 232/301 TARIFFS

Another thing that these Section 232 and Section 301 tariff increases will bring to the importing public is the probable shock of finding that their current Annual Continuous Bond is no sufficient to cover 10% of the duty money’s paid in a calendar years period.  If you thought it was bad enough having to pay 10% or 25% duty on the goods you import into (or ship to) the United States, the next ripple effect will be that the bond underwriters (the people that underwrite your annual U.S. Customs Continuous bond) will see massive increases in duties being paid to Customs on your behalf underwritten on their bond documents.   Without a doubt the bond underwriters will be quickly looking at (reviewing) all importers whose annual duty money’s appear to be increasing in quick and massive steps.  The end result, most likely will be the bond underwriter’s increasing their annual bond premiums from 4 to 10 times the current annual premium. The surety companies (bond underwriters) have already made this move on companies who import products subject to Anti-dumping duty (ADD) and/or Countervailing duty (CVD) moneys’.  Additionally , in many cases with importers dealing in Anti-dumping and Countervailing duties the underwriters are forcing importers to make post a monetary cash amount, usually equal to the value of their current Continuous Bond or posting letters of credit through the importers banking establishment. Sadly, if you are a firm that imports goods... Read More

0

US Canada New Trade Agreement – at a glance

Commissioner Outlines U.S.–Canada Trade Relations, Priorities Release Date: October 3, 2018 CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan highlighted the Department of Homeland Security’s northern border strategy Monday to members of the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance in Washington, D.C. The alliance is an association of businesses, private and public sector organizations, and individuals involved in cross-border trade, border crossing, transportation, and tourism. CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan addresses the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance. Photo by Donna Burton Issued in June, the strategy aims to secure the northern border against threats, support trade and travel and strengthen community resilience. He cited numerous initiatives where CBP uses that strategy to meet its trade and enforcement goals. New technology will eventually allow trucks to clear the border without stopping, increasing efficiency and safety by keeping drivers in their vehicles. “We’re now testing equipment that can provide good, clear images,” he said. “This could be a game changer.” Cross-border trade can also be improved, he continued, through shared facilities that not only saves resources, but also allows trucks to be inspected just once. Imaging technology is also central to a pilot program to screen rail cars. Under an international agreement, Canada Border Services Agency uses U.S. imaging equipment to inspect northbound rail cars. Cross-border transit will also benefit... Read More

0

FDA BIENNIAL RE-REGISTRATION OCT 1ST THROUGH DEC 31, 2018

The 2016 Biennial Registration Renewal Period begins Saturday, October 1, 2018 and ends on Saturday, December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities required to register with FDA to renew such registrations during the period beginning on October 1 and ending on December 31 of each even-numbered year. If you register your food facility before October 1, 2018, you must renew your registration before December 31, 2018 and provide us with any updated information, if applicable. If you updated your food facility registration before October 1, 2018, you must renew your registration before December 31, 2018 and provide us with any updated information, if applicable. As a reminder, if you are the new owner of a registered food facility, the previous owner is required to cancel the food facility’s registration within 60 calendar days of the change of ownership and you must re-register the facility reflecting the new ownership (see 21 CFR 1.234 and 1.235). The owner, operator, or agent in charge of the facility, or a person authorized by one of them, can submit a facility's registration renewal electronically at http://www.access.fda.gov/. Alternatively, you may submit your registration renewal via mail or fax using FDA Form 3537. Form FDA 3537 is available for download at http://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/foodfacilityregistration/ucm073728.htm. You can request the... Read More

0

Sept 24th Effective Date – Next China Tariff at 10% (Jan 1 2019 to be 25%)

USTR Finalizes Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports in Response to China’s Unfair Trade Practices Washington, DC – As part of the United States’ continuing response to China’s theft of American intellectual property and forced transfer of American technology, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs.  In accordance with the direction of President Trump, the additional tariffs will be effective starting September 24, 2018, and initially will be in the amount of 10 percent.  Starting January 1, 2019, the level of the additional tariffs will increase to 25 percent. The list contains 5,745 full or partial lines of the original 6,031 tariff lines that were on a proposed list of Chinese imports announced on July 10, 2018.  Changes to the proposed list were made after USTR and the interagency Section 301 Committee sought and received comments over a six-week period and testimony during a six-day public hearing in August.  USTR engaged in a thorough process to rigorously examine the comments and testimony and, as a result, determined to fully or partially remove 297 tariff lines from the original proposed list.  Included among the products removed from the proposed list are certain consumer electronics products such as smart watches and Bluetooth devices; certain chemical inputs for manufactured goods, textiles and agriculture;... Read More

0

301 Presidential Proclamation Expanded to include Annex C effective Aug 23, 2018

Today, the Trump Administration expanded Presidential Proclamation 301 by imposing 25% duties on all of the items listed in ANNEX “C”.  So effective for anything, imported on or after Aug 23, 2018 that is listed on the Annex C document, those goods will now require the secondary tariff number of 9903.80.02 making them dutiable at 25% of the appraised import value.  This 25% duty rate is in addition to any column 1 (general) duty rate already existing or published in the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. A link to the Annex C listing is attached here:  Annex C effective on Aug 23 2018 and after (date of importation)  Read More

0

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 […]

0

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 […]

0

FDA

FDA BIENNIAL RE-REGISTRATION OCT 1ST THROUGH DEC 31, 2018

The 2016 Biennial Registration Renewal Period begins Saturday, October 1, 2018 and ends on Saturday, December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. § 350d] requires food facilities required to register with FDA to renew such registrations during the period beginning on October 1 […]

0

CBP

Sept 24th Effective Date – Next China Tariff at 10% (Jan 1 2019 to be 25%)

USTR Finalizes Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports in Response to China’s Unfair Trade Practices Washington, DC – As part of the United States’ continuing response to China’s theft of American intellectual property and forced transfer of American technology, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a list of approximately […]