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The USTR has published a database with a search option to enter an HTS Code to determine if the tariff is subject to the additional duties from China. The database can be found by clicking here!
CBP’s Office of Trade is excited to notify the trade community of an initiative that is underway to make trade data more accessible to ACE users. The initiative is comprised of three projects aimed at providing more powerful reporting tools and expanded access to data for the trade community. Starting this spring, CBP will be migrating ITRAC data to ACE reports making the data available to all trade members on demand.
Date: July 29-30, 2019
Location: New Orleans, LA
The NCBFAA Educational Institute invites all global logistics professionals to its Fifth Annual Global Trade Educational Conference (G·TEC). This two-day event in beautiful New Orleans, LA will give customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTI, service providers, importers, exporters and all global logistics professionals an opportunity to update themselves on industry developments and connect with colleagues new and old.
BIS Annual Update Conference 2019
Date: July 9-11, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
The Bureau of Industry and Security’s annual Update Export Control Policy Conference gives the exporting community the opportunity to learn first-hand from senior U.S. Government officials about current issues and trends in export control policies, regulations and practices. This major outreach activity draws business and government representatives from around the world to exchange ideas about export control issues. It provides attendees with the opportunity to interact with U.S. Government officials about programs and services offered by U.S. Government and industry exhibitors. It is one of the Department of Commerce’s most notable international trade events.
Did the London Bridge Really Fall Down??? Not really… but its U.S. Customs Declaration was the World’s Largest Antique to Ever be Sold!
London Bridge wasn't exactly falling in the 1960s; however, it was sinking under the weight of modern traffic. When the capital city in England decided to build another to replace it, the 1831 bridge was put up for sale. The winning bid came from Robert P. McCulloch, American entrepreneur and chairman of McCulloch Oil Company.
McCulloch paid $2,460,000—plus shipping costs of around $240,000—to bring the bridge to the United States piece by piece. CBP declared the 137-year-old bridge to be an “antique” and therefore duty free. It took three years to complete the bridge and remains one of Arizona’s most visited tourist attractions!
The Trump administration is threatening to impose additional tariffs of up to 100 percent on EU Exports worth $11 billion in retaliation to the block granting aircraft manufacturer Airbus illegal subsidies. The additional tariffs could take place as early as this summer. Those who wish to submit comments for or against the proposed tariffs can do so by the May 28th deadline. Importers of affected goods should accelerate efforts to mitigate the impact of any potential tariff increase, such as working to have their products omitted from the final list or considering alternative sourcing locations.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has issued a 3rd list of product exclusions from Section 301 tariffs on goods from China. The product exclusions apply retroactively to July 6, 2018 and will remain in effect until April 18, 2020. There are 15 tariff numbers that are product specific and impacted by the exclusions.