Ceramic Tile – China

Posted Posted in Alerts, TradeCritical, Uncategorized

The Dept. of Commerce has received a petition for anti-dumping duty on Chinese ceramic tile, typically classified in headings 6905, 6907 & 6914. The alleged dumping range is 178.22% to 428.58%. 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 […]

TSCA Title VI Certifications – Formaldehyde & Composite Wood Products

Posted Posted in Alerts, PGA, Regulatory, TradeCritical

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). […]

Maersk Implements Container Inspection Pilot

Posted Posted in Alerts, Carriers, Ports

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 […]

CBP Increasing User Fees effective 10/01/18

Posted Posted in Alerts

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 232 Trade Remedies (Steel & Aluminum)

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Turkey assessment of 50% to be reduced to 25% effective 05/21/19. See the Presidential Proclamation for detail. 05/17/19 Mexico & Canada Section 232 assessments to be lifted, with effect from entries on or after 05/20/19. ST&R press releaseĀ  05/17/19 CBP CSMS Message# 19-000252 Entry Instructions 05/20/19 An additional 25% assessment on certain steel products and […]