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.
Trump orders investigation into steel imports: On April 20, 2017, President Trump announced that the Commerce Department, initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, to determine “the effects of steel imports on national security”. Under Section 232, and other related statutes, the President has broad powers to impose trade [...]
The U.S. Trade Representative released objectives for NAFTA renegotiations, which begin August 16th. The document states that the U.S. hopes to remove barriers to American exports by eliminating “unfair subsidies, market-distorting practices by state-owned enterprises, and burdensome restrictions of intellectual property.” The U.S. also seeks to “modernize” the 1994 agreement for the 21st century. A [...]
Our firm would like to invite you to the Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference being held September 20-22, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The conference covers both basic and advanced topics in import and export compliance. In addition, the Conference has been approved for CCS and CES credits via the NCBFFA, and will provide for [...]