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JAS Forwarding (USA), Inc.

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Atlanta GA, 30328
United States
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$22.8 million Settlement for Underpayment of Customs Duties

March 6, 2023

A civil lawsuit was filed and settled against a US based vitamin corporation that imports and sells nutritional supplements from China.  The settlement resolves claims that the importer was defrauding the US by misclassifying products under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule in order to avoid paying duties.  This resulted in the the U.S. Attorney announcement of a $22.8 million settlement.  To read more check out the link below.

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Processing Approved Section 232 Product Exclusions

Updated guidance for processing approved Section 232 product exclusions was announced on February 7, 2023 via CSMS message 55014059.  

CBP now directly processes approved Section 232 exclusions based on weekly lists provided by DOC. CBP activates approved product exclusion IDs in ACE on a weekly basis.  

Importers can check CBP.gov every Friday, to determine if a Section 232 approved product exclusions is active in ACE. The posting can be found at https://www.cbp.gov/document/publications/active-section-232-product-exclusions-ace.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), the next hot Forced Labor Commodity?

Polyvinyl chloride, which is one of the most widely produced synthetic plastics, is used in a wide variety of applications including doors, windows and even flooring.  PVC may be a new target for CBP in the Forced Labor arena.  Sandler Travis & Rosenberg’s article shares a little more on this topic.  To check it out click on the link below.

CBP Officers Conduct X-Ray inspections at the Superbowl

CBP “participated” in the big game.  CBP’s efforts include the security screening of all vehicles entering and working in the stadium in advance of Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, AZ.  CBP is often called to help with events of this magnitude.  

CBP Officers are trained to look for things that are out of place or not quite right.  Officers use specific questions and tactics to determine if anything is not normal.

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