New China Tariff’s on $300M worth of goods

THE FOLLOWING IS A POSTING / PUBLICATION FROM THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVES OFFICE TODAY (MAY 16 2019) WHILE THERE IS NO CLEAR PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE – PLEASE BE PREPARED.  THIS WILL NO DOUBT CHANGE THE WAY WE APPROACH HANDLING IMPORTS FOR OUR CLIENTS TRADING IN GOODS MADE IN CHINA. At the bottom of this page is the complete document with the full list of impacted tariff numbers. please read the following from the U.S. Trade Representatives Office: OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE... Read More

CHINA TARIFF – Customs Message 19-000238 date May 10, 2019

Message Id 19-000238 Title UPDATE- Section 301 (Tranche 3) Duties as of May 10, 2019 Subject ABI Transmission Date 2019-05-10 Message Related: 19-000236, 19-000095, 18-000757 BACKGROUND: On August 18, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of China?s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. On June 20,... Read More

President Trump threatens more China Tariff’s on Friday

It was reported in the Washington Post today, from comments President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he intends on increasing tariff’s on goods made in China – come this Friday.  Comments indicated that the Chinese made goods that previously took on 10% Section 301 duties would be increased to 25%, and that if things don’t go well in the trade meetings taking place this week that the U.S. would levy a new 25% fee on “ALL” remaining Chinese Imports, “shortly”.   Chinese... Read More

Formaldehyde Emission – Wood Products

Effective March 22nd 2019, the EPA in conjunction with Customs (CBP) will impose a new regulation that on the surface appears to be massive in scope.  The regulation involves importations of certain wood products manufactured with binders (resins) that may be or previously may have been made with formaldehyde products.  Our world is changing, and this Multi-National Initiative was put in place to negate the use of formaldehyde in products that come into contact with humans on a daily basis.  This... Read More

Change – In Reporting Consignee EIN / IRS tax numbers March 16 2019

There is a very important change coming to the information that a U.S. Customs broker must report when adding a new “consignee” EIN (employer identification number) commonly referred to as an I.R.S. tax number. Effective March 16th will demand that U.S. Customs Brokers now report 3 additional data fields when adding a record into CBP ACE operating system.  The new fields required will include: Company Email Address Company Phone Number Business Address Type (options follow) Residence Corporate... Read More

Fabricated Structural Steel – ADD & CVD Canada, Mexico & China

Following is a posting published today by CBP via the U.S. Trade Representatives: On February 25, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated its less-than-fair-value and countervailing duty investigations on ?Certain Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, Mexico, and the People?s Republic of China (China)? (Initiation Notices). These investigations have been assigned the following case numbers: A-122-864 and C-122-865 (Canada); A-201-850 and C-201-851 (Mexico); and A-570-102... Read More

China Concern!!!

Regulating through the Twitterverse, President Trump announced that there had been significant progress made during trade negotiations with China and as such has delayed or pushed back the date for implementation of the 25% additional Section 301 tariff’s, as previously reported on this website.  As such the March 2nd 2019 date for 25% duty on certain items from China has been delayed.  We will attempt to update our posting as time goes bay.    Read More

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!  Read More

Continuous Bond Insufficiency – Due to SECTION 232/301 TARIFFS

If you receive a formal notice from U.S. Customs (CBP) advising you of a situation that your existing bond is insufficient it is absolutely imperative that you contact our office immediately!  What must happen is that your existing Customs bond must be terminated and replaced with a new continuous bond for new greater amount.  Please remember that it takes 2 – 3 weeks for CBP to accept a bond “TERMINATION AND REPLACEMENT”.  So should you fail to provide timely remedy to the situation... Read More

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... Read More