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2019 Winter Back to Basics Conference
Date: March 4-6, 2019
Location: Savannah, GA
This conference will provide information on exporting articles on the United States Munitions List (USML) and the Commerce Control List (CCL) and the associated defense services and technology. This conference is ideal for newcomers to export licensing, as they will be provided with a step-by-step guide to using the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Georgia Logistics Summit
Date: March 14, 2019
Location: Atlanta, GA
This is an annual event that brings together all aspects of the logistics industry. Each year, the Summit has brought together speakers from prominent shippers in the industry, leaders in the State’s infrastructure and economic development community, as well as keynote speakers from some of the world’s most prominent supply chain-focused companies.
In the month of February, love is celebrated on Valentine’s Day! Have you ever used the term “love you to the moon and back?” Did you know that if you actually go to the moon and back you would have to declare your goods??
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 made history with the first human operated expedition to the moon. Upon return, Astronaut Neil Armstrong and his colleagues had to declare the moon rock and moon dust samples to customs officials upon their return!
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
The 2019 updates to the US Harmonized Tariff Schedule are now available. Please review to ensure that you have the latest version!
An announcement was issued by Customs and Border Protection that several reports regarding entries processed that are subject to the 201, 232, or 301 duties are now available. The reports are available for importers and customs brokers that have an active ACE account. To see a list of the available reports, please see the link for the CSMS message issued by CBP.
The European Union reports that it has made progress on several trade-related issues in talks with the U.S. since last summer but warns that additional movement would be jeopardized if the U.S. increases tariffs on imports of automobiles and auto parts from the EU. A decision on that issue could come as early as mid-February.
On December 28th in a Federal Register publication, USTR announced that determinations have been made to grant certain exclusion request. Shortly after the announcement, the federal government shutdown began, resulting in delays that impacted U.S. import and exports. The government has now reopened with funding through the end of February; however, instructions on how to process these exclusions and any refunds have not been provided by CBP. We will provide further information on the exclusions as it becomes available.
A statement was released from the White House regarding discussions that have taken place between high-ranking officials from the U.S. and China. Over two days, intense and productive negotiations over the economic relationship between the two countries were discussed and a wide range of issues were covered. The statement confirmed that the U.S. will be moving forward with the increase from 10% to 25% in additional tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods from China effective March 1.
It’s a new year!! Are your compliance processes and procedures in place? Did you know that JAS Corporate Compliance offers internal auditing and other value add services? We offer the following services for clients that include but not limited to:
For more information on any of these services, please contact your local JAS Representative today