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.
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 [...]
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 [...]