New Executive Order Targets AD/CVD Violations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin to implement “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws.” The Executive Order, signed on March 31, promotes the efficient and effective administration of U.S.

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Winter Storm Stella Closes Northeast Ports

Due to blizzard conditions forecast to affect our region, all terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey will be closed on March 14, 2017.  The port’s Winter Weather Plan will be in effect. The following Port of

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Charleston Office Relocation

Shapiro is excited to announce that our Charleston office will be relocating on Monday, March 13, 2017.  The office will remain open for standard business hours on Friday, March 10 and will close promptly at 5:00 p.m. EST.  Phone calls and emails

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FDA Currently Experiencing Multiple System Outages

FDA is currently experiencing outages across many applications, which prevents the processing of entries. The technical team is currently investigating. As a result, FDA’s Division of Food Defense Targeting will be operating under the prior notice scenario 2 contingency. These

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Daggett Says Don’t to ILA Work Stoppages, Seeks Congressional Spotlight

The Journal of Commerce’s 17th Annual Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) Conference opening session tensed as Harold Daggett, the International Longshoreman’s Association president, strongly urged its members “not to engage in any work stoppage or any other violations of our current master

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ILA Considering One-Day Work Stoppage for East and Gulf Coast Ports

Although no date has been set and no firm details are available, the International Longshoremen’s Association has begun to lay the groundwork for a one-day work stoppage at ILA ports from Houston to Maine.  The ILA hopes to draw attention

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TSCA Blanket Certification Deadline Announced

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a final rule regarding the importation of Chemical Substances and Mixtures Subject to EPA’s Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), eliminating the old TSCA Blanket Certification process. While the original effective date was temporarily

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Attention TSCA Importers – Blanket Certification Update Required!

As the new year comes in, so do new regulations form U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the importation of Chemical Substances and Mixtures Subject to EPA’s Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). CBP

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Amazon Fulfillment Restrictions Begin for New FBA Sellers

This afternoon, Shapiro received notice that Amazon fulfillment has begun rejecting new FBA Seller inventory from its fulfillment program.  The message advised Sellers that Amazon will be implementing restrictions “to ensure we have the capacity necessary to receive, store inventory,

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Shapiro’s Charleston Closed Due to Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew threatens the southeastern United States, the Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, ordered an evacuation of coastal areas. Due to the evacuation, our Charleston office will be closed on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 and Friday, October 7th, 2016.

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