Additional 45-day Compliance Period for Executive Order 13936 – Hong Kong Normalization
As previously reported, CBP issued guidance on the new country of origin marking rules for goods produced in Hong Kong. Originally scheduled for compliance as of September 25th, CBP has issued further guidance granting an additional 45- day compliance period to the Executive Order 13936 through November 9, 2020 to provide importers more time to comply with the Executive Order. CBP has instructed their field offices to not take any enforcement ac [...]Read More
Certain Customs User Fees Increase Effective October 1, 2020
Customs and Border protection has announced, in the Federal Register, that certain User Fees will be increased effective October 1, 2020.
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 fees that may result in transportation increases by your carriers.
Importers should be particularly aware that Minimum and Maximum Merchandise [...]
Imports from Hong Kong required to be labelled Country of Origin China – Potential Section 301 Duties
On August 11, 2020 CBP issued guidance on the new country of origin marking rules for goods produced in Hong Kong. The new country or origin marking rule, based on President Trump’s Executive Order (EO 13936 dated July 14, 2020) on Hong Kong Normalization, will take effect for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption into the U.S. as of September 25, 2020. By law, this action would apply as of July 29, 2020 – 15 days afte [...]Read More
China Tariff Exclusions – Certain Products List 4A Products
List 4A, 9903.88.55 The U.S. Trade Representative has approved extensions on product exclusions from List 4A, Section 301 tariffs. These exclusions will be retroactive to September 1, 2019 through September 1, 2020 and claimed under subheading 9903.88. Please review this list to see if your products are affected. Importers are responsible for determining whether their product(s) meet the specific description next to the HTS – Harmo [...]Read More
Container and Trailer Security / Seals to Include Agricultural Inspections
C J International considers it critical that all parties involved in importing have defined security procedures in place that checks for the unauthorized introduction of material and/or persons to the shipping containers and trailers. These procedures must verify the physical integrity of the cargo container structure prior to loading and include the reliability of the locking mechanisms of the doors. We wish to convey that the 7-point inspectio [...]Read More