U. S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a reminder to the Trade about the adjustment of certain COBRA customs user fees and limitations for Fiscal Year 2022 as previously announced in Federal Register 86 FR 40864 (July 29, 2021). These adjustments will be applied to importations effective October 1, 2021. Please note that the
Dear Valued Customer, CBP has announced that pursuant to the White House Chief of Staff’s memorandum concerning “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” issued on January 20, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is delaying the effective date of the final rule, entitled “Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System,” from January 25, 2021 to March 29,
Dear Valued Customer, New licensing requirements for aluminum products are now set to begin Jan. 25, 2021, under a Commerce Department final rule creating a new Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System. Similar to the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System in place since 2005, the new scheme requires importers of aluminum or their customs
CBP has issued a notice (CSMS #45244051) to inform the Trade that the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), special program indicator (SPI) “A,” “A+,” and “A*”, will expire on December 31, 2020 if no Congressional legislation is passed to renew the program.
Dear Valued Customer, On October 30, 2020, President Trump signed a Proclamation announcing changes to GSP eligibility for preferential treatment based on USTR’s 2020 GSP Program review findings. The decisions include: Revoked GSP benefits: Effective on December 30, 2020, 12:01 am, a list of certain products imported from Thailand under GSP preferential treatment (approximate one-sixth
Dear Valued Customer, Food facilities that are required to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must renew their registration in the year 2020 between October 1 and December 31. If you are the owner, operator, or agent in charge of either a domestic or foreign facility that manufactures, processes, packs, or holds
Customs and Border Protection has issued a reminder to the Trade (CSMS #44153809) concerning the adjustment of certain COBRA customs user fees and limitations for Fiscal Year 2021 in accordance with the FAST Act, including, but not limited to: Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) for Formal Entry (499) limits changed to minimum $27.23 / maximum $528.33;
Dear Valued Customer, On Sept. 10 lawyers at Akin Gump filed a lawsuit at the Court of International Trade on behalf of vinyl tile supplier HMTX Industries and their subsidiaries to challenge the extension of tariffs to cover the third list of goods from China subject to Section 301. The plaintiffs complain that the USTR
Dear Valued Customer, We reported in our August 10th newsletter that Presidential Executive Order 13936 dealing with Hong Kong Normalization would require imported goods produced in Hong Kong to no longer be marked to indicate “Hong Kong” as their origin, but must be marked to indicate “China” within 45 days of the date the order
CBP Requires Marking of Hong Kong Goods as China within 45 Days.