24 01, 2021

What Is Section 301?

By | 2021-01-24T16:18:38+00:00 January 24th, 2021|U.S. Customs|

During the last week of the Trump administration, the Federal Government has released their findings on Vietnam’s Section 301 violations. These findings may have a significant impact on trade, as Vietnam is the US’s 10th largest trading partner -- with a whopping $72 billion dollars of Vietnamese imported goods entering [...]

14 01, 2021

3 Cross-Border Trade Predictions for 2021

By | 2021-01-14T16:21:23+00:00 January 14th, 2021|U.S. Customs|

If 2020 has taught the global supply chain community anything: it’s expect the unexpected. However, an important part of being prepared for the “unexpected” means being prepared, educated, and well-equipped for whatever the future holds. Looking at trend reports and 2021 predictions can be an important part of that for [...]

10 01, 2021

Guide to Accessing Your ACE Export Reports

By | 2021-01-10T17:11:32+00:00 January 10th, 2021|U.S. Customs|

Importers, let’s talk about how to access your ACE reports with ease!  In the past, we have written about ACE / ACI eManifests, Post Summary Corrections, and other crucial elements for importers to be privy of within the system. But taking a step back, it may be important for importers [...]

6 01, 2021

Updated Tips for Getting Started on Amazon US

By | 2021-01-06T16:32:28+00:00 January 6th, 2021|U.S. Customs|

Amazon’s momentum as a leader in global trade shows no signs of slowing down in 2021. With eCommerce further exploding (more than it already has in the past decade) in the advent of the pandemic, it’s not too late for importers to leverage this powerful platform.  A total of 86% [...]

15 12, 2020

Free Trade Agreement Management Tips (USMCA)

By | 2020-12-15T21:06:04+00:00 December 15th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

Importers have been quite successful at riding the wave of the economy over the last year despite a pandemic, economic shortcomings, and supply chain disruptions. Amid these treacherous times, the hotly anticipated “New NAFTA” or USMCA was put into force in July 2020.  We have covered a few key considerations [...]

6 12, 2020

US Importing Penalties: A Summary

By | 2020-12-06T16:52:00+00:00 December 6th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

It is of utmost importance that importers -- or any businesses within the supply chain, for that matter -- are aware of the various penalties implemented by CBP for importing into the US. Customs experts consistently warn of the costly, and possibly disastrous, results of non-compliance with CBP regulations. In [...]

16 11, 2020

Tips for Demystifying Customs Valuation

By | 2020-11-16T20:16:55+00:00 November 16th, 2020|Forms and Documents, U.S. Customs|

It is the responsibility of the importer to ensure that valuation laws and regulations are well-grasped. Of course, CBP requires that all importers moving goods into the US exercise reasonable care during all parts of the process. Under this legal framework is the payment surrounding the transactions outside of the [...]

28 10, 2020

A Closer Look at Tariff Engineering

By | 2020-10-28T15:16:26+00:00 October 28th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

In our first installment on this topic, we covered the basics of tariff engineering, use cases from brands like Converse and Nike, and how importers can get started implementing these practices.  You can read that introductory piece here: Importing and Tariff Engineering: An Overview Tariff engineering is a method in [...]

5 10, 2020

Benefits and Pitfalls of USMCA: A Closer Look

By | 2020-10-05T13:01:34+00:00 October 5th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

Hailed as a modernization of NAFTA, there have been a lot of expectations placed on USMCA to improve trade between the involved countries (USA, Canada, Mexico). NAFTA was indeed 24 years old as the countries reached an agreement. Also known as NAFTA 2.0, the goal of USMCA is to provide [...]

27 09, 2020

CBP Examing Small Package Data: What Does This Mean?

By | 2020-09-27T15:58:48+00:00 September 27th, 2020|U.S. Customs|

Prior to the pandemic, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made it public that they were focusing their efforts on getting more data on counterfeit and prohibited goods that have been entering the US through small parcel importing. In addition with the context of COVID-19, they will also be looking into [...]

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