CBP Issues Lower Excise Tax Rate on 14-16% ABV Wines

CBP announced an amendment to current tax rates per the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 (CBMA). Importers can now take advantage of the adjustment on shipments containing wines with more than 14%, but less than 16%

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Section 301 List 3 Tariffs to Remain at 10% for an Additional 90 Days

Section 301 list 3 tariffs on Chinese imports, which were set to increase from 10% to 25% effective January 1, 2019, will now remain at 10% for an additional 90 days as a result of fruitful talks between Chinese President

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Importers Beware – ISF-5 Enforcements are Coming!

Effective December 17, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin full enforcement of the ISF-5 filing requirement for Foreign Retained on Board (FROB) cargo. This will affect any foreign cargo that calls a U.S. port during transit.    As

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Bureau of Industry and Security Seeks Public Comment on Emerging National Security Technology

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) under the Department of Commerce issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment on criteria for identifying emerging technologies that are essential to U.S. national security. BIS welcomes comments on:

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Section 301 Chinese Import Audits Are Coming!

We have learned that, in the very near future, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin carefully auditing imports of goods subject to Section 301 duties.  As a result, importers may see an increase in the number of Requests for

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Presidential Proclamation 9813 Removes GSP Privileges for Many Products on November 1, 2018

On October 30, 2018, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation which both changes some product classifications for fruit juices and removes Generalized Systems of Preferences (GSP) privileges for many products. For complete details of the products affected, please click here. These

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Procedures & Requirements for the Craft Beverage Modernization Act & Tax Reform of 2017

Customs and Border Protection released instructions for receiving reduced tax rates per the Craft Beverage Modernization Act and Tax Reform of 2017 (CBMA). For an importer to be eligible to receive a reduced tax rate or a tax credit, importers

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Implementation of the Craft Beverage Modernization Act

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is around the corner! As previously advised by the Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA), reduced tax rates and/or tax credits are applicable to importations of certain limited quantities of distilled spirits, beer or

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U.S., Canada and Mexico Reach New Trade Deal

Just prior to the midnight deadline on September 30th, Canada agreed to the terms of a new trade agreement with the United States and Mexico. The new deal, which has been aptly named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), will replace the

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Updates to Section 301 Tariffs

As many of you may be aware, on September 21, 2018, the USTR published a Notice of Modification of Action providing for the imposition of additional import duties on a third list of Chinese products. On September 28, 2018, the

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