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
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 […]
ALERTS: Section 232 tariffs to be added to steel & aluminum articles from Feb. 8th, 2020 01/29/20 Extended Lunar New Year in mainland China – until Feb 9 in most cases 01/29/20 Ocean Fuel Surcharges to hit $50 to as much as $200 per 40′ equivalent unit 01/21/20 CBP to step up measures related to […]
For decades, Customs brokers have been in the precarious position of advancing Customs duty on behalf of importer clients, being reimbursed at a later date. With many businesses not paying for 30-60 days, high duty outlays strain a Customs brokers cash flow and can, on occasion, jeopardize their ability to service clients. In rare cases, […]
A legal overview of the importation process has been created by the trade law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP, and is available from their website, and is also available via FgL’s Dropbox.
05/04/2015 US West Coast pre-file restriction has been lifted, subject to vessel ETA verification on vesselfinder.com or marinetraffic.com; this does NOT apply to containers moving by rail to inland ports for clearance. 06/26/2015 The restriction on rail entries has been lifted ONLY for containers which arrive LA/Long Beach via Matson service. The current West Coast […]