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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Volatile Trucking Environment

Domestic Rates are Increasing As Service Levels Decrease The new ELD mandate, a severe chassis shortage, port congestion due to mega vessels, and an exponentially decreasing pool of drivers have brought the transportation industry to the precipice of a crisis.

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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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New ELD Mandate is Here

New regulations that require the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) and revise hours of service (HOS) rules for motor carriers are now in effect and are being strictly enforced. As a result, shippers may experience reduced free time and

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Shapiro’s Charleston Closed Due to Winter Storm Grayson

Due to inclement weather caused by Winter Storm Grayson, our Charleston office is currently closed. Charleston employees are working remotely to address all emails, but responses may be delayed. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Chris Carlton at ccarlton@shapiro.com. Shapiro will

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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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Trucking Fuel and Base Rates on the Rise

The new Electronic Log Data (ELD) mandate, which officially goes into effect on December 18th, is forcing truckers to pay much closer attention to their logs so as not to exceed their Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. Electronic logs, which

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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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