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On February 8, 2019, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS# 19-000050, entitled, Filing PRE-TFTEA (CORE) and TFTEA Drawback Claims with Section 301 and/or 201 Duties. The CSMS is reproduced below: GUIDANCE: Effective immediately, drawback filers can submit claims related to Section 301 and/or 201 duties. Filers will no longer receive error messages related […]
This case is a good primer on dealing with UL certified (or allegedly UL certified products). Importers should ask suppliers for confirmation that any UL mark on the product has been approved by Underwriters Laboratories. The supplier (or manufacturer) should be able to produce a certificate. On top of that, the importer should take the […]
On December 28, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative published Federal Register Notice 83 FR 67463 announcing the decision to grant certain exclusion requests from the 25% duty assessed on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion (Tranche 1), as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s […]
CBP’s new drawback regulations issued pursuant to TFTEA became effective on December 17, 2018. These regulations establish new processes for drawback as follows: Liberalizes the merchandise substitution standard Simplifies recordkeeping requirements Extends and standardizes timeliness for filing drawback claims Requires the electronic filing drawback claims
If you are an active exporter of previously duty paid imported merchandise, U S Customs and Border Protection’s duty drawback program could offer you substantial monetary benefits. Additional information may be obtained from our law firm.
Many importers are surprised when they are notified by U S Customs and Border Protection that their products are subject to dumping and countervailing duties that increase their costs by 100%, 200% or more. One strategy to avoid the AD/CVDs is to obtain a scope ruling from the Department of Commerce that your imported product […]
U S Customs and Border Protection and the Drug Enforcement Administration have been seizing money throughout the United States. If money is seized from you, and, you can prove the legal source and use of the money you have an excellent chance to have most, if not all, of the money refunded. For further information […]