10 11, 2022

Section 301 China Import Tariffs – Have your say starting Nov. 15

By | 2022-11-10T01:35:34+00:00 November 10th, 2022|Imports, Tariffs|

Starting Nov. 15 you’ll have your chance to give feedback on the effectiveness of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports that were introduced by the U.S. government in 2017. The Section 301 tariffs were introduced after the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) concluded that the amount [...]

8 10, 2022

EPA announces significant new rules (SNURs) for 24 chemical substances

By | 2022-10-08T13:57:51+00:00 October 8th, 2022|Imports|

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued significant new rules (SNURs) that will affect the importing of 24 different chemical substances. Effective Nov. 28, 2022, persons who intend to import, process, or manufacture any of these chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by [...]

27 09, 2022

APHIS takes action on banana, plantain, avocado, and pear imports

By | 2022-09-27T21:27:34+00:00 September 27th, 2022|Imports|

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Customs Border Protection (CBP) are taking action on the importation of bananas, plantains, pears, and avocados in accordance with pest mitigation regulations. If you’re an importer of any of these fruit products, read on to learn if the [...]

24 09, 2022

Introducing ACIR, the new database for agricultural commodities importers

By | 2022-09-24T20:46:53+00:00 September 24th, 2022|Forms and Documents, Imports|

Agricultural commodity importers will soon have a more convenient way of searching up the import requirements for vegetables, seeds, cut flowers, greenery, and more. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has developed a new database called Agricultural Commodity Import Requirements (ACIR). ACIR is [...]

12 08, 2022

CBP user fees set to increase on Oct. 1, 2022

By | 2022-08-12T20:10:10+00:00 August 12th, 2022|Imports, Legislation, U.S. Customs|

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it will be adjusting the customs user fees corresponding to the Consolidated Ombinus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) by 18.629% to adjust for inflation. The fee adjustments were mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act.) The adjusted fees will [...]

8 08, 2022

Refunds could be coming for importers on Section 301 tariffs

By | 2022-08-08T01:10:04+00:00 August 8th, 2022|Imports, Legislation|

Relief could soon be coming from the Section 301 tariffs thanks to the forward progress of a case filed with the Court of International Trade in 2020. The tariffs are affecting hundreds of billions of dollars worth of certain US products imported from China. If the case is successful, importers [...]

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