Congratulations on Recent Promotions

We're proud of our people's achievements; congratulations Abby Frank and Caroline Reynolds on your recent promotions! Abby Frank has been promoted to Advisor. Abby is a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS), as well as a Certified Export Specialist (CES). She has been with us for over five years and is located in our Syracuse, NY office. Caroline…

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Section 301 Proposed List 4 Announced

Section 301 Proposed List 4 Announced

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is requesting comments concerning the proposed action to impose 25 percent duties on virtually all the products from China that are not currently under Section 301. Importers have until June 17 to submit comments and express their opinions on this action. Proposed list 4

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New Minimum Security Criteria in CTPAT Portal

New Minimum Security Criteria in CTPAT Portal

As of May 3, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released the CTPAT program’s new minimum security criteria (MSC) in the CTPAT portal. Companies are expected to implement the new criteria by their annual review date in 2020. CBP has mentioned that there will be a phased roll out, although the details are…

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5/10 Section 301 List 3 to Increase from 10% to 25%

5/10 Section 301 List 3 to Increase from 10% to 25%

As promised, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has officially announced the increase of Section 301 list 3 tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent, effective on May 10, 2019. The specific language used by the USTR states, “Effective with respect to goods (i) entered for consumption, or withdrawn fromwarehouse for consumption, on…

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