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... Read More

APHIS – LACEY ACT PHASE VI – August 1st, 2021

The following article submission has been provided by the NCBFAA (The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders of America): APHIS Lacey Phase VI Implementation Will Begin Aug. 1   October 1st. NOTE/ UPDATE – Last week, the NCBFAA Regulatory Agencies Committee (RAC) reported that the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Lacey Phase VI would be delayed one month – to Aug. 1. At the last minute, however, APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea requested a delay until Oct.... Read More

VOIDED IMPORTER OF RECORD TAX (EIN) NUMBER – WHAT TO DO

CBP, since 2019 has taken to VOIDING Importer or Record tax (EIN – Employer Identification Numbers) numbers that are infrequently used on import entries.  This means that if you are an infrequent importer (once every 2 years or more) you will probably at some point in time have CBP VOID your tax number in their computer system (ACE).  Their void does not remove your number from the Internal Revenue Service records, only from the records of CBP (Customs & Border Protection Services). Previously... Read More

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