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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The ABC’s of Tariff Classification

The ABC’s of Tariff Classification

When it comes to classifying your imports or exports, the tariff book can appear daunting and much too complicated to approach. How do you classify a part? What about a set with several products? Fear not, the experts at Mohawk Global Trade Advisors are here to break down the process of tariff classification to the…

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Section 301 Tariff Increase Delayed

Section 301 Tariff Increase Delayed

President Trump has announced that the Section 301 tariff increase will be postponed again. This is due to "substantial progress in our trade talks with China on important structural issues including intellectual property protection, technology transfer, agriculture, services, currency, and many other issues." The tariffs were scheduled to increase from 10 percent to 25 percent…

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NAFTA 2.0, What’s Different?

Announced on September 30th, the United States, Mexico and Canada renegotiated NAFTA and forged a preliminary trilateral trade agreement. This new agreement is known by USMCA and as NAFTA 2.0.  In anticipation of NAFTA 2.0, let’s look at a few highlights of what’s different in this proposed agreement:  Rules of Origin: Under USMCA, some industries…

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Effective October 1, 2018, Merchandise Processing Fees to Increase for Fiscal Year 2019

Effective October 1, 2018, Merchandise Processing Fees to Increase for Fiscal Year 2019

In August, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) will increase user fees effective October 1, 2018 by 4.886 percent to adjust for inflation for Fiscal Year 2019. One fee affected by this increase is the “Minimum” and “Maximum” Processing Fees. Specifically, the "Minimum" and "Maximum" Merchandise…

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