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Trade Customs Rulings & Decisions – The iHome SmartPlugs

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Maybe you already have one. Or ten. Perhaps you command them with a steady voice – “Alexa?” “Hey, Google!” – or you could be old school and just reach out and actually turn something on or off by hand. Whichever is your style, smart plugs and bulbs have invaded our homes, and they won’t be going away.   iHome SmartPlugs plug into anRead More »Trade Customs Rulings & Decisions – The iHome SmartPlugs
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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

Trade Customs Rulings & Decisions – The “Peeps” Bunny Plush Toy in a Mug

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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 merchandise.  The rulings enable the international trade community to understand how the CPB will treat a prospective carrier transaction or import.Read More »Trade Customs Rulings & Decisions – The “Peeps” Bunny Plush Toy in a Mug
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Supply Chain: Risky Business

Never is your supply chain as important as when you no longer have access to it. Even the smallest business realizes the impact of losing just one step of the chain. One weakness in a link can often mean a breakdown of the entire chain. These disruptions and delays can have a massive impact, potentiallyRead More »Supply Chain: Risky Business

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.Read More »Trade Customs Rulings & Decisions – The “Sobro” a Smart Coffee Table

Industry leaders are ‘freaking out’ about tariffs and clamoring for warehouses in this loophole-friendly Mexican border town

Even as the US President Donald Trump's trade war with China ramps up, some manufacturers and retailers are not moving their factories out of China. Instead, some are taking advantage of a little-known tax law called the "first sale rule" that allows companies to significantly undercut how much they pay in tariffs. Other e-commerce players areRead More »Industry leaders are ‘freaking out’ about tariffs and clamoring for warehouses in this loophole-friendly Mexican border town

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 TradeRead More »USTR Publishes Preliminary List of EU Products To Be Covered By Additional Duties