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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Scam Alert – Shapiro Has NOT Changed Banks

It has been brought to our attention that some of our customers are receiving spam stating that Shapiro’s bank and payment details have changed. These e-mails are quite convincing as they give the appearance of being sent from a Shapiro.com

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CBP User Fees to Increase on October 1st, 2018

It’s been a few months since the announcement in the Federal Register, but please remember that several user fees will increase effective October 1st, 2018. One of the most significant changes will involve merchandise processing fees (MPF).  While the ad

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USTR Releases Official List 2 Exclusion Process

The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) officially published the List 2 exclusion process on Tuesday, September 18th. The official notice and exclusion process can be found HERE. Please take note of the following key points as they

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List 3 Tariffs on $200 Billion Worth of Chinese Imports to Take Effect on Monday, September 24th

We are sorry to report that the (dreaded) day has finally arrived…    In the Administration’s continued attempt to bolster U.S. manufacturing, Section 301 List 3 tariffs have been finalized—and are set to take effect next Monday, September 24th. Affected

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Two Powerful Storms Cause Global Supply Chain Disruptions

Typhoon Mangkhut, which just finished ravaging southern China and continues to move inland, and Hurricane Florence, which continues to be a catalyst for major flooding along the southeastern coast of the U.S., have caused major havoc on ground, sea and

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Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Becomes Law and Reduces Tariffs on Nearly 1,700 Items

The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) became law on September 13th, 2018 and will go into effect on October 13th, 2018, following a 30-day grace period. The bill provides tariff reductions on roughly 1,700 items through 2020 and was originally proposed

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