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Customs Trade Symposium – SAVE THE DATE!
Date: March 10-11, 2020
Location: Anaheim, CA
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Date: March 17-18, 2020
Location: Orlando, FL
This 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. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR.
Cold and flu season is among us! Winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) suggest taking these precautions to stay healthy this winter season!
Have a Wonderful Holiday and Winter Season!
Laurie Arnold of JAS Worldwide, Legislative Committee Chair for NCBFAA, attended a meeting organized by NCBFAA with US Customs Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez and many other CBP Commissioners to discuss various topics related to our industry. Topics included de minimis entry type 86, power of attorney vetting, the recent customs broker exam and the need for collaboration and direct communication between the forwarding, brokerage community and US Customs. This is one way that JAS is keeping the clients’ interest in front of US Customs and any potential changes that may impact the industry!
The U.S. Trade Representative on Dec. 2 issued a list of 63 subheadings that may face tariffs of up to 100 percent when imported from France in retaliation for the country’s digital services tax. The proposed list comes as a result of the agency’s finding that the French tax restricts U.S. comments and violates Section 301. Comments on the proposed tariffs are due to USTR by Jan. 6, and a hearing is scheduled for Jan. 7.
On October 25, 2019, the President issued Presidential Proclamation 9955 modifying trade benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for Ukraine and Thailand, designating the Republic of Mali’s country status under the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA), and implementing the name change of “Macedonia” to “North Macedonia.” This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on October 31, 2019.
President Trump advised in a tweet on December 2nd that new tariffs will be imposed on steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina. “Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies, which is not good for our farmers. Therefore, effective immediately, I will restore the tariffs on all steel and aluminum that is shipped into the US from those countries” Trump tweeted. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released the new Incoterms 2020 rules that identify the responsibilities of buyers and sellers for the delivery of goods in international trade. The new terms take effect on January 1, 2020.