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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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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