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Posted on: December 2, 2020 by Libby Kennedy

Date of publication: December 2, 2020 Due to the current political climate, many businesses are experiencing challenges like additional tariffs and difficult-to-anticipate rate increases, particularly in regards to recent 301 tariffs on China origin items. For importers it is critical that businesses understand the details, background, and challenges posed by 301 tariffs. Understanding 301 Tariffs […]

Posted on: October 26, 2020 by Libby Kennedy

Date of publication: October 26, 2020 On September 28, 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that they will be delaying the full implementation of the APHIS Core Message Set in Automated Commercial Environment, or ACE, until January 2021. ACE, the government system used […]

Posted on: August 24, 2020 by Libby Kennedy

Date of publication: August 24, 2020 To some, “Country of Origin Marking” might sound like it’s simply a marking that shows the county where a product originated. However, it is much more than that. According to the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), any article of foreign origin that enters into the United States […]

Posted on: August 24, 2020 by Libby Kennedy

Date of publication: August 24, 2020 Companies interested in combating terrorism, supporting the international supply chain, and receiving benefits like shorter wait times or a reduced number of inspections may want to consider becoming a C-TPAT partner. What is C-TPAT? The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary program that is part of […]

Posted on: August 24, 2020 by Libby Kennedy

Date of publication: August 24, 2020 On July 1st, 2020, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect. It replaces the previous free trade agreement between the three countries, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and has been lauded by some as a new-and-improved version of NAFTA. Here’s what to know about USMCA and […]

Posted on: August 24, 2020 by Libby Kennedy

Date published: August 24, 2020 When importing a product into the United States, it’s important to avoid lengthy delays or rejections at the border. To avoid complications, importers need to ensure that their commercial invoice, which is the primary document that Customs will require before clearing a product for entry, is complete and free of […]

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