15 11, 2022

Fees on cotton imports set to increase on Nov. 28

By | 2022-11-15T22:45:24+00:00 November 15th, 2022|Imports|

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations, increasing the value assigned to imported cotton to calculate supplemental assessments. The assessed value of imported cotton will rise from $0.011136 per kg to $0.013215 per kg, which is an increase of an increase of $0.002079 per [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

21 03, 2017

ISF Filing (10+2): What, When & Why

By | 2017-08-16T15:58:00+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Ocean Cargo, U.S. Customs|

The Importer Security Filing (ISF filing) applies to all incoming cargo to the United States by Ocean Vessel. ISF filing was first introduced in 2009 and officially went into effect late in 2010. ISF was put in place for targeting and security purposes only and does not necessarily effect trade enforcement or admissibility of your cargo however US. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will compare data filed with your customs entry to assess risk.