CBP has announced the increased user fees for FY 2021: Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) – Rate remains unchanged (0.3464%) Minimum $27.23 Maximum $528.33 Informal Entry $2.18 Resource: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-29/pdf/2020-16450.pdf
FgL is delighted to announce a return to the Chicago market with the addition of licensed Customs broker, Michele Hagerman, from August 1st, 2020. Michele brings extensive operational experience and compliance expertise to FgL’s Excellence. Integrity. Delivered. Contact FgL at 321-735-4904 for more information on how our pursuit of excellence can serve you.
The FDA is exercising significant caution with the importation of hand sanitizer due to many products containing methanol, which is toxic to humans. For this reason, importers of hand sanitizer should be prepared for at least nominal delays in release of their shipments, and potentially extensive delays awaiting FDA lab analysis. Resource: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol As can […]
A recent OFAC penalty case against an exporter illustrates the importance and clear monetary benefit of pro-actively reporting regulatory failures and implementing significant safeguards. In import considerations, such disclosures would typically take the form of the formal Prior Disclosure process, whereby an importer voluntarily reveals the errors and makes monetary amends of duty owed (if […]
The fee for a 20′ container will increase to $33.47, and 40/40HC/45 to $66.94 on August 1st, 2020. Read the press release here.
Visit https://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated/electronic-vessel-manifest-confidentiality for more information.
According to a release from trade law firm ST&R, exports of Chinese personal protective equipment (such as face masks) and other medical goods needed for the COVID-19 pandemic have come under increasing scrutiny and tighter controls. For details, please review the article at the link, below. Source Material Chinese Government Announcement 04/03/20
PayCargo notified us on March 16th that they were increasing their modest transaction fee of $5 to $7.50 with effect from April 1st, 2020. PayCargo is the preferred 3rd party payment platform for remittances to the trade (i.e. freight forwarders, airlines, etc). Accordingly, clients can expect to see this nominal fee passed along at cost. […]
LA/LB pier gate fees are scheduled to increase on August 1st, 2019: 20′ container will now be $32.12 40’/40HC/45 container will now be $64.24 Resource: PierPass Announcement
Effective Mar. 22nd, 2019, an ACE PGA message set for TSCA certification will be required for entry of all products which contain composite wood components. The covered material includes: Hardwood plywood Particleboard Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) The imported products must bear a label of compliance, and the importer must adhere to certain specific requirements (see below). […]