What do I do if CBP sends me a Request for Information or a Notice of Action? Shortest (and best) answer: notify your Customs broker immediately! CBP often does not send a courtesy copy of a CBP Form 28 or 29 to your Customs broker, and it [...]

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Learn what information CBP requires importers to include on their commercial invoices for proper classification, valuation, and to ensure that proper duties are paid. What to Include in Commercial Invoices 19 CFR § 141.86 covers "Con [...]

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This post was originally published on 04/9/19 and has been updated to include additional information. In 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted regulations and policies regarding formaldehyde emissions standards for composit [...]

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Summary of the UFLPA Implementing Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act prohibits imports of products from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of the People’s Republic of China due [...]

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What is a Binding Ruling? A binding ruling is an often underutilized tool that enables importers and other interested parties to get merchandise classification decisions from CBP that are binding on all future shipments of the product. An imp [...]

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Don't underpay or overpay in Customs duties! Importers need to know how to calculate the value of their goods in an international transaction, including additions and deductions that have to be factored into the valuation. Importers who unde [...]

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The rise of e-commerce brought with it more counterfeit goods being imported into the United States. And if you're headed into the holiday season, there is even more reason to be vigilant. Consider the below stories: CBP seizes $30 million shipme [...]

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October update on port and rail operations across the U.S. Recent reports show an overall decrease in import volume this September, with notably fewer imports from China and weakened consumer demand. However, import volume is still above p [...]

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We've outlined a few areas for importers to consider how you can maintain more control over or even lower your shipping costs. Know Your Terms of Sale Understand Your Options (examples for LCL & Air Shipments)Exercise Reasonable CareComm [...]

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