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USDA APHIS Original Certificate

Original Certificate Required for Plant Commodities April 1, 2022

Regulatory Alert: APHIS Original Phytosanitary Certificate and Forms Required Effective April 1, 2022, February 7, 2022   WHAT IS THIS APHIS DATE CHANGE ABOUT? In response to the unprecedented challenges facing the trade from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) allowed importers of plant commodities to upload copies of phytosanitaryRead More »Original Certificate Required for Plant Commodities April 1, 2022
The White House released “A Proclamation to Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and for Other Purposes”

Updates to Harmonized Tariff Schedule of The United States

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  • January 10, 2022May 9, 2022
Last year the World Customs Organization (WCO) released 2022 Harmonized Systems Updates. The updates mark the most significant changes in the HTS in over five years. US Importers need to prepare for implementing the new schedule that will go into effect on January 27, 2022.   On December 23, the Presidential Proclamation modification of the HarmonizedRead More »Updates to Harmonized Tariff Schedule of The United States
Personal Protection

Export Controls on Personal Protection Equipment and Exceptions

Around the same time the Food and Drug Administration was loosening import requirements for such Personal Protection Equipment as masks and respirators, the Federal Emergency Management Agency imposed export controls on many of the same items. FEMA’s Temporary Final Rule limits exports of N95 filtering facepiece respirators, other filtering facepiece respirators, elastomeric, air-purifying respirators and appropriate particulateRead More »Export Controls on Personal Protection Equipment and Exceptions
Tariff-COVID19

New Section 301 Tariff Exclusion Process for COVID-19-Related Items

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected pretty much every aspect of life in the United States. We can now add trade policy to the list. As part of the Federal government’s efforts to address the spread and treatment of COVID-19, the Trade Representative’s office is considering exclusion of medical care products from the Section 301 tariffs on imports fromRead More »New Section 301 Tariff Exclusion Process for COVID-19-Related Items
Duty Drawback

Why Drawback? Why Now?

“Drawback is the refund, reduction or waiver in whole or in part of customs duties assessed or collected upon importation of an article or materials which are subsequently exported”  – U.S. Customs and Border Protection   In the Beginning…  It was the 1780s and everything seemed possible: the Revolutionary War had been won, and there was a central government with aRead More »Why Drawback? Why Now?

China’s Seven Deadly Sins

Peter Navarro, White House trade advisor had a 10 minute interview with Chris Wallace on August 4, 2019.  Navarro listed what he called “seven deadly sins” that China must stop doing before the trade war with the United States can come to an end. He stated the sins are harmful to the U.S. economy.  Read More »China’s Seven Deadly Sins

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 whichRead More »Frequently Asked Questions about the Exclusion Process from Section 301 Tariffs on China.