Product Exclusions from Section 301

Product exclusions from the Section 301 (25% China Duty) products        Items that were entered in the following HTS codes are potentially eligible for relief of Section 301 duties: 8412.21.075; 8418.69.0120; 8480.71.8045; 8582.10.5044; 8482.10.5048; 8482.10.5052; 8525.60.1010; 8407.21.0080*; 8412.21.0030*; 8419.90.2000*; 8420.10.9080*; 8421.19.0000*; 8421.21.0000*; [...]

2019-01-08T13:59:53+00:00January 8th, 2019|Commercial Trade, Customs 101|

Higher Bonds due to Tariff-Hit US Imports

Higher Bonds for Importers due to Tariff Hike Importers must ensure they have sufficient bonds to meet Customs Border Protection’s (CBP) requirements that are enough to cover ever-increasing Customs Duties and Taxes. Those could be in the form new tariffs that [...]

2018-11-05T14:00:07+00:00November 8th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Customs 101|

Customs 101: Customs Forms

Businesses involved in the export and import industry all understand the necessity of filling out Customs Forms and Documents. These forms and documents are a key aspect in keeping borders safe, providing transparency, executing trade agreements, and the tracking of items. However, [...]

2018-10-02T15:59:50+00:00October 25th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Customs 101|

Customs 101: Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)

What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule? The Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) is a system to classify traded goods based on their material composition, product name, and/or intended function. An important function of the HTS is to determine the rate of duty [...]

2018-08-13T16:17:56+00:00September 6th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Customs 101, Household Goods|

Customs 101: Country of Origin

Are the goods you are importing properly marked with the country of origin? The Country of Origin Marking helps the final buyer know where a product comes from. Country of origin determines duty rates, preferential trade agreements, trade sanctions and import [...]

2018-08-13T16:17:29+00:00July 26th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Customs 101, Household Goods|

Customs 101: Right to Make Entry

Importers know that there are certain requirements that cannot be overlooked when importing goods and merchandise into the United States. New importers frequently get confused with these requirements since there are many sections of information to cover. Among all the requirements, [...]

2018-08-13T16:17:17+00:00July 12th, 2018|Commercial Trade, Customs 101, Household Goods|