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|

The Value of a Penny! Lessons in HTSUS Classification

Customs Clearance Stories from the Gallagher Archives The Value of a Penny! Lessons in HTSUS Classification. (Or, why the importer volunteered to pay more for his bottles) A client recently asked his vendor to charge him 1 cent more for the [...]

2019-04-19T15:53:29-06:00March 28th, 2019|Commercial Trade|

[ALERT] New EPA Regulations of Composite Wood Materials

[CLIENT ALERT] You may have read or heard recently of the new regulations from the EPA regarding Wood Materials being imported into the US (TSCA Title VI regulation on Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products). Gallagher requested and received confirmation from [...]

2019-02-12T14:06:38-06:00February 12th, 2019|Household Goods|