31 10, 2023

CBP to begin collecting import fees on pecans and Christmas trees

By | 2023-10-31T00:55:13+00:00 October 31st, 2023|Tariffs, U.S. Customs|

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin collecting import fees on pecans and Christmas trees on Nov. 5 after the issue that had been preventing the fee updates in ACE CERT has been resolved. The impacted tariffs are as follows: Pecans 0802991000 – In-shell pecans ($0.2 per pound) 0802991500 [...]

26 09, 2023

NCBFAA leads industrywide initiative to keep trade moving in the event of an Oct. 1 government shutdown

By | 2023-09-26T15:39:37+00:00 September 26th, 2023|Border Crossing, Imports, Shipping, Trade, U.S. Customs|

Taking no chances with what appears to be increasingly likely a federal government shutdown starting Oct. 1, the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) is leading an effort among 40 other trade associations to develop a comprehensive strategy with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other Partner [...]

20 08, 2023

Huge increase proposed for AQI import fees

By | 2023-08-20T00:43:39+00:00 August 20th, 2023|Imports, Ocean Cargo, Shipping, U.S. Customs|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to significantly increase the fees for its AQI program, which assures that cargo and passenger baggage entering the country is inspected for plant pests and potential sources of animal diseases that could affect U.S. agriculture, trade [...]

27 12, 2022

Customs broker permit user fees due for 2023

By | 2022-12-27T14:33:03+00:00 December 27th, 2022|U.S. Customs|

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that annual user fee for the Customs Broker Permit held by customs brokers is due no later than Feb. 24, 2023. The amount due for the 2023 calendar year is $163.71 (up from $153.19.) The fee is assessed for each permit [...]

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 | 2023-11-08T00:04:02+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 [...]

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