Increase in AD/CVD Enforcement

CBP recently published a new brochure that stresses their enforcement of AD/CVD. Learn about this Priority Trade Issue, advice for reporting suspicious trade activity and how CBP is working with other domestic partners to disrupt AD/CVD evaders.

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Harmonized System Committee to Consider Customs, Tariff Classification Issues

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued the draft agenda for the 51st session of the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System Committee, which will be held in Brussels March 6-15. The HSC’s responsibilities include issuing classification decisions on the interpretation...


CBP Looking to Accelerate Transition of Import and Export Processing to ACE

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted to its Web site its monthly update on the functionality already implemented in the Automated Commercial Environment as well as near-term priorities for other ACE deliverables, such as Cargo Release and export processing. In addition, the Advisory Committee on Commercial...


CBP Clarifies Marking Requirements for Goods Imported from Burma

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have confirmed that previous rules concerning the marking of goods imported from Burma remain in effect. The U.S. recently lifted its ban on products of Burmese origin other than jadeite and rubies or jewelry...


CBP Increases Value for the Informal Entry Limit

Washington — The United States Government announced that it is delivering on a key commitment under the U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Action Plan through the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register titled “Informal Entry Limit and Removal of a...


CARB Update: Clarification of regulations applicability to customs brokers, freight forwarders and N

As a follow up to our Special Quest dated Oct. 22, 2012, we have received a number of questions regarding the applicability of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reefer container regulations.

CARB has confirmed that their regulations apply to...


Customs brokers face increased liability risks under food safety act

Enacted in January 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years. While its goal was to keep the U.S. food supply safe, customs brokers who act as U.S. agents for food importers...


Court Rules Carrier Liable for Duties on Missing Transshipped Goods

The Court of International Trade ruled Nov. 7 that a bonded carrier owes duties, taxes and fees for three entries of wearing apparel from China that were made as transportation and exportation entries covering merchandise destined for Mexico after passing through the U.S. The...


Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife Under Review

The Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting comments through Dec. 3 on the proposed extension of form 3-177, the Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife. With few exceptions, businesses, individuals or government agencies importing into or exporting from the United States any fish, wildlife...


Assistant Commissioner Gina Emphasizes Key Role for Brokers

Assistant Commissioner Allen Gina, Office of International Trade, told the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association, in their September meeting in Washington, that “CBP needs an effective partnership with the brokerage community that takes their compliance expertise to the next level.”

“Brokers are vital to CBP’s efforts...