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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Typhoon Usagi Hits Southeastern Asia

Typhoon Usagi, which is arriving on the heels of devastating Tropical Storm Toraji, brought record breaking rain and flooding to southern Vietnamese cities this weekend and powerfully struck the port cities of Ho Chi Minh and Vung Tau. Transportation services

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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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Charleston Office Phone Outage

Our Charleston office is currently experiencing issues with its phone system and is unable to receive incoming calls. All employees can still be reached via e-mail, or by calling the main line at 843-971-0441 and leaving a voicemail. Charleston employees

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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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