On August 23, 2019 President Trump, in retaliation against China’s latest tariffs on U.S. products, tweeted “Starting on October 1st, the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25%, will be taxed at 30%...” He went on to add that the remaining $300 billion of goods and products from China that were slated for 10% tariff as of September 1, 2019 and December 15, 2019 will now increase to 15%.   [...]

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Customs and Border protection has announced by way of the Federal Register that certain User Fees will be increased effective October 1, 2019. Although some of these increases will affect you directly, you should also be aware of those increases that may affect your costs indirectly, such as shipping and transportation increases to your carriers. Importers should be particularly aware that Minimum and Maximum Merchandise Processing Fee [...]

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Earlier this month President Trump announced the latest round of additional 10% tariff (List 4) on $300 billion of Chinese products that would go into effect on September 1, 2019. Yesterday the White House announced it will delay that tariff on certain items only to December 15, 2019 – breaking down the List 4 products into two parts. The first list, List 4A, will move forward as planned for the September 1, 2019 effective date. L [...]

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On August 1st, President Trump tweeted that on September 1, 2019, the U.S. will impose a “small additional Tariff of 10%” on all remaining imports from China. This additional tariff is a result of the administration’s determination that China is not making good on their promise to purchase U.S. agricultural products as well as stop the sale of Fentanyl into the U.S. It is reported that the $300 billion of products covered by this tariff [...]

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Through a business associate, C J was recently introduced to a company with a product that can assist with the problem noted below. If you are experiencing a moisture problem in your shipments (domestic or foreign), please contact Jason Combs, C J's corporate transportation coordinator. He will put you in direct contact with a representative of the product / company. If you have any problems or issues with land, sea or air transportation, whe [...]

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