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Advance Rulings: Limiting Your USMCA Import Liability

Every importer of record needs to make declarations to Customs regarding tariff classification, valuation, origin of imported goods, and more. Incorrect declarations can lead to long term and expensive problems for the importer. The best way to limit your USMCA import liability is to request an advance ruling.

2020-08-17T16:41:39+00:00August 17th, 2020|News & Events|

Givens & Johnston Announcement Regarding Firm Emails

Givens & Johnston wishes to stress that emails sent on behalf of the Firm or its clients, will always originate from an email address with the gjatradelaw.com domain. If you receive a suspicious email alleging to originate from the Firm, avoid opening any attachments and give our office a call.

2020-06-24T21:47:19+00:00June 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

UPDATED Section 232: President Announces New “Derivative Product” Applicability

On January 24, 2020 President Trump announced in Proclamation 9980 that a new tranche of goods will be subject to the Section 232 duties that apply to Aluminium and Steel (10% and 25% respectively).   These good are considered to be "Derivative Products" of the previously covered articles. The factors considered are: a) the aluminum article [...]

2020-01-28T18:16:47+00:00January 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Joseph “Jay” Acayan Becomes the First Attorney in the Country to Participate in and Assist a Client Navigate Through a CBP Forced Labor Audit

Givens & Johnston is pleased to announce that Joseph “Jay” Acayan has become the first attorney in the country to participate in and assist a client navigate through a CBP Forced Labor audit.  The audit was conducted by Regulatory Audit and Agency Advisory Services, Houston Field Office,  and was part of a larger Focused Assessment. 

2019-10-07T19:52:57+00:00October 7th, 2019|News & Events, Spotlight|

Keeping Your Manifest Data Confidential

Importers, does it concern you that much information on shipping manifests covering merchandise shipped to your company is freely available to everyone.  Thus, your competitors can identify your suppliers or shippers, your imported merchandise, the consignees, and many other details re each shipment.  They may find this information very helpful – to them. If you [...]

2018-06-04T20:23:25+00:00June 4th, 2018|News & Events, Popular Tools|

Trade of African Elephant Ivory Largely Banned

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has issued a final rule for the African elephant promulgated under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, which bans virtually all imports and exports of African elephant ivory.  The Final Rule, effective July 6, 2016 prohibits the import and export of African elephant ivory with [...]

2017-01-04T20:50:23+00:00August 5th, 2016|News & Events|
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