USMCA – U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Taking effect on July 1, 2020 is the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada) Agreement.  There are some subtle changes and some not so subtle.  Some of the biggest changes are the fact that there is no specific form mandated.  But instead of reinventing the wheel through our own written interpretations, we will paste the following exert from U.S. Customs (CBP) in their “Interim Implementing Instructions”. Certification or Other Document Requirements: An importer may submit an importer,... Read More

US CBP ANNOUNCES TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FOR LAND PORTS OF ENTRY AND FERRY SERVICE BETWEEN THE US AND CANADA

On Friday 3/20/2020 the Secretary of Homeland Security announced the decision to restrict travel between the US and Canada at land ports of entry and ferry services to “essential travel” only. The restrictions went into effect at 11:59 p.m. EDT on 3/20 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on 4/20/2020. Please click on the link below for the complete text of the announcement. FR Document 2020-06217: Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry... Read More

NEW PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS FOR THE CHINA TARIFFS PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON 3/17/2020

Hello everyone! On Tuesday, 3/17/2020, the Federal Register 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... Read More

NEW PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS FOR THE CHINA TARIFFS TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON 3/10/2020

Hello everyone! On Tuesday, 3/10/2020, 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... Read More

NOTICE OF CARGO LANE CLOSURE BEGINNING 3/2/2020

Advisory of Lane Closure at the Blaine Port of Entry Cargo Facility.   A project to replace an existing primary inspection booth at the CBP Pacific Highway Cargo facility will begin on March 2, 2020, and continue through May 2020.   The project will require the closure of one lane during construction. CBP at Blaine will implement strategies and make every effort to mitigate delays related to the lane closure.   We encourage Customs Brokers, Importers, Freight Forwarders, and Carriers... Read More

Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute

Tomorrow, Friday 2/21, The USTR will publish in the Federal Register a Notice of Modification of the Section 301 Action against the EU for the enforcement of the US WTO Rights in the Large Civil Aircraft dispute. Specifically, the rate of additional duty for large civil aircraft will be increased from 10 percent to 15 percent on March 18, and the lists of other products subject to the additional 25 percent duty will be modified as of March 5.  Click on the link below to view the text of this Notification... Read More

NEW PRODUCT EXCLUSIONS FOR THE CHINA TARIFFS TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER ON 2/20/2020

Hello everyone! On Thursday, 2/20/2020, 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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More