Highlights from Trade Fest 2018

Highlights from Trade Fest 2018

Mohawk Global Trade Advisors (MGTA) had a great turn out at this year’s Trade Fest in Syracuse, NY. We’d like to sincerely thank all of the attendees, speakers, and sponsors for making the event a success. The day was filled with insightful seminars discussing various topics such as, economic trends, critical issues and what’s ahead,…

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HTS Codes Affected by New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

HTS Codes Affected by New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Yesterday—March 8, 2018—President Trump signed a tariff proclamation that placed a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports from all countries except Canada and Mexico. HTS Codes Affected Steel Articles 7206.10 through 7216.50 7216.99 through 7301.10 7302.10 7302.40 through 7302.90 7304.10 through 7306.90 Aluminum Articles 7601—unwrought aluminum 7604—aluminum bars, rods,…

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No Need for Green Form for United States-Israel Exports

No Need for Green Form for United States-Israel Exports

If you export goods that qualify under the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement (ILFTA), you’ll be glad to know that the hard copy certificate of origin—also known as the Green Form or Form A—has been replaced with a simple declaration, effective January 10, 2018. U.S. exporters can now prepare the declaration on either their invoice, delivery…

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Increased Civil Penalties for Export Violations

Increased Civil Penalties for Export Violations

The Department of Commerce and Department of State have increased the civil monetary penalties for export violations to account for inflation, effective January 15. It is important to recognize that these new amounts are retroactive and can be charged against each violation, regardless of when the violation occurred. Here is a summary of the penalty increases:…

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9 Most Common Medical Device Entry Screening Errors

9 Most Common Medical Device Entry Screening Errors

While importers of medical devices may not see the benefit of each entry line being scored through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Predictive Risk-based Evaluation for Dynamic Import Compliance Targeting (PREDICT) system, this process has the potential to help speed up entry screening of their medical devices. What is PREDICT? PREDICT—the FDA’s electronic…

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BIS Clarifies EAR License Exceptions GOV and STA

BIS Clarifies EAR License Exceptions GOV and STA

Intending to assist exporters, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule, on November 1, that gives guidance on two Export Administration Regulations (EAR) license exceptions. This rule makes three clarifications to license exception Governments, International Organizations, International Inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the International Space Station (GOV). It also…

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