Trade Customs Rulings & Decisions – The “Sobro” a Smart Coffee Table
The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a state’s body. Vested with the power and authority to issue custom legal rulings. It also deals with other legal decisions that relate to the importation of merchandizes. The rulings enable the international trade community to understand how the CPB will treat a prospective carrier transaction or import. [...]
Frequently Asked Questions about the Exclusion Process from Section 301 Tariffs on China.
Update on China 301 Tariff Exclusion Requests Frequently Asked Questions about the Exclusion Process from Section 301 Tariffs on China. Q. How do I file for an exclusion? A. First we need to know which of the three lists of China 301 tariffs your product is on. Q. How can I find out which [...]
Summary: Tariffs kicked in overnight May 10, 2019
The US has increased tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%, with the change coming into effect at midnight. Tariffs increased when midnight deadline for agreement to be reached between China and the US passed without a deal, though talks between the delegations will continue on Friday. Beijing vowed to retaliate over the [...]
Customs Ruling of the Week – Classification of “Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine.”
In NY N303641, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of the “Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine.” The imported item is a snow-cone making set for children. It consists of a plastic housing with a metal cylindrical blade. The plastic housing is in the shape of a doghouse and has a closeable chute for the ice [...]
USTR Publishes Preliminary List of EU Products To Be Covered By Additional Duties
Until recently the Section 301 Tariffs associate with China deceptive practices. The USTR is now expanding Section 301 Tariffs to the European Union (EU). As a result of the World Trade Organization (WTO) repeatedly finding that EU subsidies to Airbus have caused adverse effects to the United States; the Office of the United States Trade [...]
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlement Of Civil Fraud Lawsuit Against Garment Wholesaler For Evading Customs Duties
Wholesaler Repeatedly Ignored Warning Signs That Its Importer Was Falsely Underreporting the Value of Garments Imported Into the United States Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Angel M. Melendez, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), and Troy Miller, Director, [...]
Trump Delays a Tariff Deadline, Citing Progress in China Trade Talks
WASHINGTON — President Trump delayed his own deadline to increase tariffs on Chinese goods on Sunday as his administration continues a months long effort to persuade Beijing to make significant structural changes to its economy that have so far proved elusive. Mr. Trump, in a tweet on Sunday, said he would delay a Friday deadline [...]
NAFTZ Releases Study Documenting Positive Impacts of U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones on Regional Economies
Washington, DC – An economic study by a leading research firm concludes that U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) have a positive impact on employment growth, wage growth, and value-added growth in American communities. Compared to similar communities without FTZs. The study, “The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program: Economic Benefits to American Communities,” was conducted by the Trade [...]
Importing Flowers, Chocolates And Jewelry Into The U.S.
Just like the mysterious influx of pumpkin shipments in October, at the start of every February there is a monumental increase in the purchase of flowers, chocolates and jewelry in the U.S. If you love the thriving beauty, health and vigor of delicate flowers, the delicious gooey center of a s'more by a campfire, or [...]
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of United States 2019
The United States International Trade Commission (USTIC) has released the 2019 Harmonized Tariff Schedule that went into effect January 1, 2019. Click here to view 2019 version or Click here to search. Click here for information on our Tariff Classification Class for importers and exporters.