One Year After Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Just over one year ago as of the time of writing, on February 24, 2022, Russia shocked the world by fully invading its western neighbor, Ukraine, after having spent the previous eight years occupying the Crimean Peninsula and causing a civil upset in the Donbas and Luhansk regions [...]
By the time Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 as part of a “special military operation” to “liberate” Ukraine from “bad actors,” the global community was already denouncing Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggressive machinations and actively exploring measured retaliatory economic sanctions and trade restrictions options such as revoking Russia's "most favored nation" status.
On December 23, President Biden signed a new law into effect that bans all imports from Xinjiang, China. Specifically, the new law creates a rebuttable presumption that any product mined, produced, or manufactured in Xinjiang was made using forced labor. The bill, which passed both houses with almost unanimous support, illustrates the Government, and by extension CBP’s, willingness to use the provisions of 19 U.S.C 1307 to crack down on forced labor violators.
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.
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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.
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 [...]