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JAS USA COMPLIANCE

News & Insights from JAS Worldwide Compliance

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August 2018

USTR Releases List of Chinese Goods for Proposed Tariff Increase
August 2, 2018

On August 1, 2018, the USTR announced that the proposal is considering to increase the tariff to 25% instead of the initial announcement of 10%.  Because of this potential change, those that wish to testify for or against the inclusion of an item to present at the August 20-23 hearings will have until August 13, 2018 to submit hearing requests. The due date for submission of all other written comments is now September 5, 2018.  China has also announced a retaliation plan.

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Webinars & Events - August 2018
August 1, 2018

Complying with U.S. Export Controls

Date: September 12-13, 2018

Location:  Smithfield, RI

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.

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Complying with U.S. Export Controls

Date: September 19-20, 2018

Location:  Los Angeles, CA

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.

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Tidbits!
August 1, 2018

It's time for back to school shopping!  Some of the top school supplies are backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks, binders, paper, and so many more!!!  Did you know that among several of these school supplies, the HTS number can be used for both import and export?  Read this article from the U.S. Census Bureau as to why some HTS codes can be used for export in many cases!

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USTR Releases Product Exclusion Process
August 1, 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that they would establish a process by which U.S. stakeholders may request that particular products classified within a covered tariff subheading to be excluded from the additional duties.

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Reminder! Additional Duties for Certain Products
August 1, 2018

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)  released a list of products imported from China that will be subject to additional tariffs as part of the U.S. response to China's unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual property.   This is now applicable as of July 6, 2018.

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What's Love Got to Do With It?
August 1, 2018

When U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 48 counterfeit Cartier Love Bracelets on Monday at the Port of Philadelphia, they proved that true love isn't as cheap as some may hope.

CBP officers selected a shipment manifested as bracelets from Hong Kong. When the shipment was inspected for possible counterfeit merchandise, the officers found 31 Cartier Rose and Yellow Gold Bracelets and 17 Cartier White Gold Bracelets, all diamond paved. Due to the poor packaging and quality of the items, CBP officers detained the shipment for further evaluation.

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