Door Delivery by the Steamship Line – A Good Idea?

Customers Clearance Stories from the Gallagher Archives.  Importing Goods from Overseas. Who should pay shipping? Sometimes our clients purchase goods where the delivery is paid for by the shipper, and the shipper arranges for the steamship line to deliver the goods [...]

2019-05-02T12:07:30-06:00September 12th, 2019|Commercial Trade|

Heads up: New 10% Tariff on $300B China Imports to the U.S. starting September 1st

Heads up: New 10% Tariff on $300B China Imports to the U.S. starting September 1st On August 1, 2019 President Donald Trump declared that effective September 1, 2019, an additional 10% Section 301 tariff will be imposed on all the remaining [...]

2019-08-23T18:33:51-06:00August 23rd, 2019|Commercial Trade|

[UPDATE] Section 301 Next Steps – Some Tariffs Delayed until December 2019

The tariffs rules are changing so fast and so often, it is hard to keep track.  Our goal is to share the latest information on these complicated matters as accurately and timely as possible.  Below is the latest information about the [...]

2019-08-13T15:48:54-06:00August 13th, 2019|Commercial Trade|

[UPDATE] Section 301 First Round of Exclusions: List of $16 Billion in Chinese Imports Published by USTR

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is to officially publish the first round of exclusions from Section 301 to the Federal Register on July 31, 2019. This first round of product exclusions will be exempt from the second tranche [...]

2019-07-31T13:25:32-06:00July 31st, 2019|Commercial Trade|

Increase in Section 301 Duties Scheduled for May 10

Section 301 Updates On May 9, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is scheduled to publish a modification to the Section 301 Tariffs increasing the duty rate on the products covered in the September 2018 Federal Register Notice from the current rate of [...]

2019-05-09T17:19:47-06:00May 9th, 2019|Commercial Trade|

Oh, Yuck! Why we appreciate U.S. Government Regulations

Customs Clearance Stories from the Gallagher Archives.  Oh, Yuck! (Or, Why We Appreciate U.S. Government Regulations) As customs brokers, our role is to present import shipments to U.S. Customs & Border Protection for clearance into the U.S.  In that process, we also [...]

2019-05-02T12:23:47-06:00April 25th, 2019|Commercial Trade|

Cargo Insurance – Do I Need It?

Cargo Insurance: Prepare for the Worst Recently, tragedy struck the Yantian Express, a Hapag-Lloyd container ship, when a container fire broke out from the ship’s deck when it was traveling off the east coast of Canada. On January 3, 2019, a [...]

2019-04-20T14:47:32-06:00April 11th, 2019|Commercial Trade, Customs 101, Household Goods|