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Pursuant to the General Notice (86 FR 40864) published July 29, 2021, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) will take effect on October 1, 2021. Merchandise Processing Fees are increasing, and other fees will reflect changes as well.
There are new requirements for importing US and Foreign Goods Returned under HTSUS Chapter 98 (9801.00.10). Previous changes and history are found in the CSMS message linked below and summarized here. On April 25, 2016, a change to HTSUS Chapter 98 for U.S. goods returned went into effect. Specifically, section 904(b) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA), “Modification of Provisions Relating to Returned Property,” amended HTSUS Subheading 9801.00.10.
The expansion of Subheading 9801.00.10 includes all products exported from and returned to the United States, regardless of country of origin. For U.S. origin products, there is no time limit on filing a claim. For foreign origin products, there is a 3-year time limit. The changes to 9801.00.10 apply to U.S. or foreign articles returned to the United States and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after April 25, 2016.
On June 15 and June 17, 2021, the United States reached understandings on cooperative frameworks with, respectively, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) regarding the World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes involving large civil aircraft (LCA).
From August 25 through August 27, 2021, the JAS Forwarding USA Inc. Corporate Compliance team met at the Atlanta Corporate headquarters. The team was able to discuss various industry current events and develop a strategic plan for the coming months. The group was excited to get together and reconnect!
CBP has published numerous “Informed Compliance Publications.” These articles offer extensive commentary onvarious topics from how to classify apparel and sets to rules of origin andmuch more. The full list of informed compliancepublications can be found at the link below:
Labor Day in the USA commemorates the labor movement for worker’s rights. In the 19th Century, work conditions were quite different from what they are today, and work weeks were long and difficult. Today, workdays and weeks are much more manageable in comparison. Labor Day also brings those exciting Labor Day Sales hopefully to save little on some consumer items!