Trump Announces $50 Billion in Tariffs on Goods Imported from China

Following the recent announcement of additional tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, President Trump is now taking additional steps that could ignite a full-blown trade war with China by pushing for a hefty $50 billion in tariffs on imported Chinese

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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced its procedures for excluding products from the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum product imports. As directed by President Trump, the Department published the procedures in the Federal Register and began accepting exclusion

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President Trump Issues Presidential Proclamations with Additional Import Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Effective March 23, 2018 – New Country Exceptions Announced

Under Presidential Proclamations issued on March 8, 2018: “Steel article” imports specified in the Annex shall be subject to an additional 25 percent ad valorem rate of duty with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on

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Errors with CBP Liquidation Courtesy Notices

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has discovered an error in the creation of liquidation courtesy notices. Some filers received notices with errors and others did not receive notices. CBP is delaying delivery of the corrected courtesy notices until next

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CBP’s Hands are Tied in Terms of Implementation of Tax Cuts for Alcoholic Beverages

At this moment, CBP cannot make any changes or upload the new tax rates to ACE that reflects the excise tax cuts for beer, wine, and distilled spirits that took effect January 1st; they are waiting for implementation guidance from

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Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Expiration: A REMINDER

Effective January 1st, the products that were once eligible for being duty-free under special program indicators “A”, “A+”, and “A*” are now subject to normal duty rates when imported. While CBP still requests that GSP eligible items are identified with

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Customs Statement Processing and ACE

As you may know, after several delays, it appears that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will finally be rolling out statement processing via their portal Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) on January 8, 2018. While we have every hope that this

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Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Set to Expire December 31, 2017

The expiration of Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is right around the corner!  Assuming the program expires, the products once eligible for being duty-free under special program indicators “A”, “A+”, and “A*” will now be subject to normal duty rates

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CBP Merchandise Processing Fee for 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) will be adjusted for inflation effective January 1, 2018. The MPF is assessed by U.S. Customs on most imports into the U.S.  The calculation rate, which

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Countdown to GSP Expiring

Midnight of December 31st, 2017 isn’t just the end of the year, it is also when the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is set to expire. The products once eligible for being duty free under special program indicators “A”, “A+”,

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