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 [...]
Givens & Johnston would like yo invite you to the 2019 Southern Broker Conference and U.S. Customs Compliance Seminar to hear talks from Givens & Johnston Partners, Robert Givens, Scott Johnston, and Jay Acayan.
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.
Givens & Johnston is about to file a Writ of Certiorari with the United States Supreme Court seeking review of the tariff classification of edible sunflower seeds.
Givens & Johnston secures a scope ruling excluding certain pipe spools manufactured in the People's Republic of China (PRC) from Chinese anti-dumping duties (ADD) and countervailing duties (CVD).
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 [...]
Up to date information regarding the 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs and 301 China Investigation including important links and highlights.
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 [...]
Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act), Congress required agencies to make yearly adjustments to their civil monetary penalties (CMPs) as well as a one-time “catch up” adjustment to their CMPs to account for inflation. On June 8, 2016, the Department of State announced that it is [...]
BIS Revises Guidelines Concerning Charging and Penalty Determinations in Administrative Enforcement Cases
On June 22, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule revising its guidance on penalties for violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The BIS undertook these revisions to make penalty determinations more predictable and to align them with the OFAC penalty guidelines. The rule rewrote guidance in Supplement No. [...]