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 [...]

30 06, 2022

Canada restricts US poultry due to avian influenza (bird flu)

By | 2022-06-30T18:13:43+00:00 June 30th, 2022|U.S. Customs|

As H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to spread in farmed birds across North America and the world, Canada has placed restrictions on all raw poultry and all poultry products and by-products that are not fully cooked, including eggs and raw pet food, that have been sourced, processed, or [...]

7 02, 2022

What is the Cross-Border Trucker Vaccine Mandate?

By | 2022-02-07T14:48:31+00:00 February 7th, 2022|U.S. Customs|

You don't need to be a member of the global trade community to have heard the news of the cross-border trucker vaccine mandate. With supply chains already in a compromised position due to COVID slowdowns and trucker shortages, there are concerns that the mandate will only worsen the situation. In [...]

30 11, 2021

Updates to Customs Law: 21st Century Customs Framework

By | 2021-11-30T19:18:27+00:00 November 30th, 2021|U.S. Customs|

Importers and other members of the US trade community should keep their ears to the ground for legislative and regulatory updates, as it has a huge impact in how they conduct business. Today, we'll be talking about the 21st Century Customs Framework, also known as 21CCF. It is a new customs [...]

3 11, 2021

A Look At The New Administrative Reviews On AD/CVD Orders: Fall 2021

By | 2021-11-03T16:06:46+00:00 November 3rd, 2021|U.S. Customs|

You may have already heard that a notice was published by the US Department of Commerce on September 7, 2021. And its main focus is to create some new administrative reviews for importers under countervailing and antidumping (AD/CVD) orders. Recommended reading:  What is Anti-Dumping Duty and Countervailing Duty? (AD/CVD) 4 [...]

21 10, 2021

How To Benefit from Duty-Free Importing with Section 321

By | 2021-10-21T13:49:51+00:00 October 21st, 2021|U.S. Customs|

As an importer, it's essential that you make the most out of Section 321 to help keep you in the green and improve margins, while lowering overall tax liability. Moving commercial goods from the other side of the globe, navigating the logistics of your supply chain, and building a great [...]

24 08, 2021

Importer of Record: Guide

By | 2021-08-24T12:18:30+00:00 August 24th, 2021|U.S. Customs|

Individual or a company engaging in international trade? You ensure compliance with regulatory concerns related to the import and export of the products. When a trade occurs with international parties, compliance with all the local, state, as well as federal laws have to be assured. That's where an importer of [...]

6 08, 2021

US Trade Deficit Updates

By | 2021-08-06T18:38:05+00:00 August 6th, 2021|U.S. Customs|

Some welcome news for the US trade community in regards to the trade deficit -- according to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis and the US Census Bureau, the monthly international trade deficit of the US was reduced in Spring 2021. A trade deficit occurs when a country imports more [...]

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