FORECED LABOR – IMPORTER BEWARE

FORCED LABOR: We ask you to take immediate notice of a situation certainly not new, known as “FORCED LABOR”.  CBP – U.S. CONGRESS and other NON-GOVERNMENT stakeholders are pushing hard trying to stop the proliferation of the utilization of FORCED LABOR throughout the globe.  What has brought this to the forefront is the findings in the Xinjiang region of China where situations have found that FORCED LABOR is being used in the production and harvesting of Cotton.  The basic legal provision... Read More

Section 301 China Exclusions – Cautionary Warning

As most will recall, the U.S.A., has been involved in a very large trade war with China under the Section 301 provisions of our regulations, amounting in additional Tariffs, from 7.5% up to and including 25% (additional duty’s).  A large number of “EXCLUSIONS” were issued throughout the years, some as resent as September of 2020 reduced these additional duties.  We caution all importers and ask that you be aware that many, and most likely all, of those exclusions (which granted... Read More

PREPARING FOR THE 2020 BIENNIAL REGISTRATION RENEWAL

The announcement below is for our FDA clients who have an FDA Registration Number.   Preparing for the 2020 Biennial Registration Renewal In preparation for the 2020 Biennial Registration Renewal period, we have a few tips: Ensure that your FURLS account is up to date with a valid password Please visit https://www.access.fda.gov/ to access your account. If you have forgotten your Account ID and/or password, please select ‘Forgot Account ID’ and/or ‘Forgot Password’ to obtain your... 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

COVID-19 – Coronavirus Notice

At this time, with the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic we want to let you know that we are doing our best to deal with the crisis, but feel for the safety of our officer personnel that we start working remotely (from our homes).  It is likely that there will be some delay’s in processing import entry requests and responding to your emails – as we adjust to this new normal.  We apologize for the inconvenience; hope you understand the importance of us keeping everyone here safe, and doing our part... 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