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301 - China Here we go again

Last update on July 13, 2018.

301 - China Here we go again

Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Section 301 Action – July 10, 2018

Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement regarding action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974:
“On Friday, in response to unfair Chinese practices, the United States began imposing tariffs of 25 percent on approximately $34 billion worth of Chinese imports. These tariffs will eventually cover up to $50 billion in Chinese imports as legal processes conclude. The products targeted by the tariffs are those that benefit from China’s industrial policy and forced technology transfer practices ...

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Procedures to Issue Seals for Mandatory Fumigation of Asparagus Shipments

Last update on July 6, 2018.

Procedures to Issue Seals for Mandatory Fumigation of Asparagus Shipments

• Seal Request Form
CBP Form AI-523A, Agriculture Chain of Custody

Beginning July 9, 2018, airlines or brokers can send CBP Form AI-523A electronically to agdis@cbp.dhs.gov to obtain authorization to move asparagus shipments for mandatory fumigation. CBP Agriculture Specialist (CBPAS) assigned to Agriculture Cargo Control (ACC) window will issue any airline or broker under compliance agreement approximately a week’s usage of seals in advance. Airlines or brokers can obtain CBP seals on all evenings after 1700 hours.

Airline or broker will submit the attached form requesting these seals. Upon review, CBPAS will mark the seal numbers in ...

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Robert Perez, selected as Executive Assistant  Commissioner, Operations Support for CBP.

Last update on July 6, 2018.

Robert Perez, selected as Executive Assistant  Commissioner, Operations Support for CBP.

Source: CBP- Washington
Provided by BASC
Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan announced last week the selection of Mr. Robert E. Perez for the Senior Executive Service position of Executive Assistant Commissioner, CBP Operations Support Office, in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Perez previously served as the Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner for Operations Support, providing oversight and executive direction to experts, analysts, and innovators who enable front line operators and strengthen mission execution of CBP. In addition to enhancing daily CBP operations, Mr. Perez led Operations Support as it supported CBP’s response to emerging threats and operational challenges, such as the opioid ...

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General Order

Last update on July 2, 2018.

General Order

Docs To Submit for G.O.
For a proper, approved G.O. Notification
Please submit the following:

• Master Bill of Lading / Master Airway Bill
• House Bill of Lading / House Airway Bill
• Any in-bond movements (7512, 6043, etc)
• Any Lien you may have on an updated CBP Form 3485 which is available at www.cbp.gov or our website www.goms.co
• Any and all HAZMAT Declaration Forms (if applicable)
• Any commercial invoices or packing lists to help identify cargo (if available)
• Any and all importer contact information available not already listed on bills of lading

PLEASE list Master Bill of ...

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USTR Issues First Round of Tariffs on Chinese Products

Last update on June 15, 2018.

USTR Issues First Round of Tariffs on Chinese Products

USTR Issues First Round of Tariffs on Chinese Products

As announced May 29, 2018, President Trump stated the USTR will announce by June 15 the list of products subject to an additional 25 percent duty rate for goods from China. The first list of tariffs include 1102 separate US tariff lines, 818 of which were included in the original 1333 lines that were originally proposed on April 6. CBP will begin collecting the additional 25 percent duty rate effective July 6, 2018. The second set of tariffs will undergo further review in a public notice and comment process, including an ...

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APHIS Proposes to Allow Imports of Fresh Avocado Fruit from Continental Ecuador

Last update on June 15, 2018.

APHIS Proposes to Allow Imports of Fresh Avocado Fruit from Continental Ecuador

Washington, D.C., June 14, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to allow imports of fresh avocado fruit from continental Ecuador into the continental United States. After a thorough review, APHIS scientists determined the fruit can be safely imported under a systems approach to protect against the introduction of pests of concern.
A systems approach is a series of measures taken by growers, packers, and shippers that, in combination, minimize pest risks prior to importation into the United States. In this case, the systems approach includes production site requirements ...

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FMC Grants NCBFAA Petition on NRAs and NSAs

Last update on June 8, 2018.

FMC Grants NCBFAA Petition   on NRAs and NSAs

Information Provided by NCBFAA

Since the enactment of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998, the NCBFAA has been urging the FMC to lift archaic, burdensome regulatory barriers on the NVOCC industry. The Association's efforts were pursued through a series of petitions that asked the FMC, among other things, to use its authority to exempt NVOCCs from the obligation to file or publish the rates in tariffs. Consistent with the FMC's exemption statute, the NCBFAA has contended that granting this exemption would not be detrimental to commerce or reduce competition. To the contrary, the Association has been arguing ...

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Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States

Last update on June 1, 2018.

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States
ECONOMY & JOBS

Issued on: May 31, 2018
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ALL NEWS
1. On January 11, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of steel mill articles on the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862).
2. In Proclamation 9705 of March 8, 2018 (Adjusting Imports of Steel Into the United States), I concurred in the Secretary’s finding that steel mill articles are ...

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Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States

Last update on June 1, 2018.

Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States

Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/economy-jobs/
On January 19, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of aluminum articles on the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862).
In Proclamation 9704 of March 8, 2018 (Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into the United States), I concurred in the Secretary’s finding that aluminum articles are being imported into the United States in such quantities and under such circumstances as to threaten to impair ...

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Section 232 Tariff Modifications

Last update on June 1, 2018.

President Donald J. Trump Approves Section 232 Tariff Modifications

Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/economy-jobs/
Today, President Donald J. Trump signed two proclamations, which note that measures are in place to address the impairment to the national security threatened by imports of steel and aluminum from Argentina, Brazil, and Australia.
At this time, similar measures are not in place with respect to steel or aluminum imports from Mexico, Canada, or the European Union. Therefore, as of June 1, 2018, tariffs will no longer be suspended for steel or aluminum imports from those countries. The Administration will continue discussions with them and remains open to discussions with other countries ...

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