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December 2019

Webinars & Events - December 2019
December 5, 2019

Customs Trade Symposium – SAVE THE DATE!

Date:  March 10-11, 2020

Location:  Anaheim, CA

Register Here

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.

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December 2019 Tidbits
December 5, 2019

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!

  1. Get the flu vaccine.
  2. Avoid Close contact with people that are sick.
  3. Wash your hands often to help protect you from germs.
  4. Disinfect touched surfaces at home, work or school.
  5. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, drink plenty of fluids and maintain a nutritious diet!

Have a Wonderful Holiday and Winter Season!

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NCBFAA Meets with U.S. Customs Commissioners
December 4, 2019

​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!

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USTR Proposes Section 301 Tariffs on Good from France
December 4, 2019

​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.

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CSMS #40863008 - Information
December 4, 2019

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.

See the Specifics on the Mortifications for Each Country
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Section 232 Tariffs on Steel & Aluminum
December 4, 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.

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Incoterms 2020
December 4, 2019

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.

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