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JAS USA COMPLIANCE

News & Insights from JAS Worldwide Compliance

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January 2019

Webinars & Events - January 2019
January 1, 2019

Complying with U.S. Export Controls

Date:  January 30-31, 2019

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA

The two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods.

REGISTER HERE

Complying with U.S. Export Controls

Date:  February 26-27, 2019

Location:  Miami, FL

The two-day program is led by BIS's professional counselling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods.

REGISTER HERE

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January 2019 Helpful Tips
January 1, 2019

China duties are increasing March 2019, are you setup for ACH?  Automate your duty payments by signing up for ACH today!      

ACH Debit is an alternative to using cash or checks for payment of duties and fees on imported merchandise to US Customs.  It is a great option to automate payments directly from the importer’s account and eliminate delays and can also be a cost savings.  For more information on how to get setup with an ACH account, ask your JAS representative today!

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China Tariffs: Product Exclusions Have Been Granted for Certain Products
January 1, 2019

​In July 2018, the USTR (U.S. Trade Representative) imposed additional duties on goods from China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigations.  The USTR also initiated an exclusion process in July 2018 and stakeholders have proceeded to submit requests for the exclusion of specific products.  On December 28th in a Federal Register publication, USTR announced that determinations have been made to grant certain exclusion request.  They will also continue to issue decisions on pending requests on a periodic basis.

Federal Register Product Exclusion
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China Tariffs : Duty Rate Increase From 10% to 25%
January 1, 2019

An announcement was made in early December that the additional Section 301 duties scheduled to increase on January 1, 2019 from 10% to 25% would not increase on January 1.  The USTR has announced the new effective date for the rate increase.  The duty rate for goods from China will increase to 25% effective March 2, 2019.

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Trump Announces Plan to Withdraw U.S. from NAFTA
January 1, 2019

President Trump stated on Dec. 2 that he intends to formally withdraw the U.S. from NAFTA “shortly” after signing a replacement deal with partners Canada and Mexico. However, it is unclear what the impact of such a move would be.  Trump advised that submitting a formal withdrawal notice, (which could end U.S. participation in NAFTA six months later) would give Congress the option of approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement signed Nov. 30 or reverting to pre-NAFTA trade relations.

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New Rule on Importing Composite Wood Products
January 1, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published an update regarding the standards for regulated composite wood products.  Some of these products include hardwood plywood, particleboard, medium-density fiberboard, furniture, cabinets, picture frames, toys, and many other goods. These requirements apply to regulated products imported into the United States.

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