Maersk Implements Container Inspection Pilot

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Maersk line has announced that it implemented a random physical container inspection program at the following US ports: Newark Houston Miami New Orleans The purpose of the random inspections is to verify that the goods are properly described and secured. Although Maersk will pay for these inspections, any deficiencies requiring correction action will be at […]

Rubber Bands – AD/CVD determinations on Chinese product

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The Dept. of Commerce has found that anti-dumping duty applies to Chinese rubber bands, typically classified 4016.99.3510. Anti-Dumping Case# A570-069-000 General Rate  27.27% Effective Date 06/08/18 Note that CBP considers the actual entry date, not the date of importation (I.T. date), nor any other date, to govern applicability of AD/CVD assessments. Questions? Refer to the […]

Quartz – AD/CVD determinations on Chinese product

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The Dept. of Commerce has found that anti-dumping & countervailing duty applies to Chinese quartz, typically classified 6810.99.0010. Anti-Dumping Case# A570-084-000 General Rate 314.10% Effective Date 08/22/18 (announced 11/20/18, but effective 90 days retroactively) Countervailing Case# C570-085-000 General Rate 34.38% Effective Date 09/21/18 Note that CBP considers the actual entry date, not the date of […]

CBP Increasing User Fees effective 10/01/18

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With the start of the 2019 US fiscal year comes the now annual increase in user fees. Those that impact FgL customers are: Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) Note: The formal entry MPF rate of 0.3464% has not changed. DESCRIPTION FY2018 RATE FY2019 RATE ABI Class Code INFORMAL MPF $2.05 $2.10 311 FORMAL MPF MIN $25.67 […]

Section 301 Trade Remedies (Chinese Goods)

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List 1 Product Exclusions  7 tariff numbers & 24 specific product descriptions have received one year exclusions, applicable to all importers. The exclusions are retroactive to July 6th, 2018 Due to the government shutdown, CBP is unable to provide ACE programming updates. We are instructed to continue “business as normal” until such time as the […]

Section 232 Trade Remedies (Steel & Aluminum)

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An additional 25% assessment on certain steel products and 10% on certain aluminum products is effective on March 23rd, 2018, by Presidential order. Additionally, some countries have achieved exemptions but are subject to absolute quotas. See https://www.strtrade.com/news-news-steel-aluminum-tariff-exemptions-petitioned.html for details on what harmonized tariff numbers are affected. Petitions for exemption may be filed by the importer. See […]