CBP Issues Guidance on Origin Declaration, Origin Statement, & Certificates of Origin

CBP Issues Guidance on Origin Declaration, Origin Statement, & Certificates of Origin

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued guidance on completing origin declarations, origin statements, and certificates of origin. These documents must be completed and signed by an official of the importer, exporter, or producer or agent of the importer, exporter, or producer having knowledge of the relevant facts to the origin of the goods,…

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New Textile Enforcement by DHS

New Textile Enforcement by DHS

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)—are collaborating to protect the integrity of domestic textile markets and hold perpetrators accountable for Customs violations. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has initiated this collaboration to combat illicit trade for the American textile industry—which accounts for more than 500,000 US jobs and is…

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6/15 Trans-Pacific Carriers Announce GRI

6/15 Trans-Pacific Carriers Announce GRI

Pacific carriers have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) effective June 15, 2024. This GRI will affect all Canadian and USA destinations. The following amounts are in USD and apply to all freight originating in Asia and the Indian Sub-Continent. General Rate Increase Applies to all U.S. and Canadian ports Effective June 15, 2024 Equip.USD20…

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Antidumping Duty Cash Deposits Required

Antidumping Duty Cash Deposits Required

On May 7, the International Trade Administration (ITA) issued its preliminary determination in the antidumping (AD) investigations on aluminum extrusions from China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. AD duty cash deposits are now required at the below rates for subject goods entered…

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BIS Eases Export Controls for Australia & UK

BIS Eases Export Controls for Australia & UK

Effective April 19, 2024, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule that amends export control revisions for Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States (AUKUS). This ruling gives Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) the same licensing treatment as Canada, under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 C.F.R. parts…

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Import Control System 2 (ICS2)— Release 3

Import Control System 2 (ICS2)— Release 3

On June 3rd, 2024, the European Union (EU) will launch Release 3 of their Import Control System 2 (ICS2) for goods transported by maritime and inland waterways to EU destinations. ICS2 is an IT system that collects data on all goods entering the EU prior to their arrival.                       Economic operators carrying goods will have to submit…

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6/1 Trans-Pacific Carriers Announce GRI

6/1 Trans-Pacific Carriers Announce GRI

Pacific carriers have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) effective June 1, 2024. This GRI will affect all Canadian and USA destinations. The following amounts are in USD and apply to all freight originating in Asia and the Indian Sub-Continent. General Rate Increase Applies to all U.S. and Canadian ports Effective June 1, 2024 Equip.USD20…

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CBP Targets Vague Cargo Descriptions

CBP Targets Vague Cargo Descriptions

On April 1, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will begin using cargo messaging to address vague cargo descriptions with entry filers on shipments. Importers must address these vague descriptions with their suppliers and the bill of lading issuer ensuring future compliance. Targeted descriptions include but are not limited to: Parts Consolidated…

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