Tag Archives: CBP

New Bonds Needed for Importers of Products on the Section 301 List

With the Section 301 25% duties on imports of Chinese made products set to go into effect on July 6, 2018, importers should be aware that they may need to increase their bond amounts.  Bonds are based on value and duty on imported goods.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) routinely reviews bond amounts for … Continue Reading

Evolution of Customs Audits and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism: ISA Members Beware!

Since the advent of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE’s), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has moved its audit function to the Centers and is focusing on single issue audits rather than the focused assessments previously conducted by regulatory audit. Targeted single issue audits can be misleading.  CBP typically sends an audit questionnaire … Continue Reading

Combating Evasion of Duties Front and Center

Last year, President Obama signed into law the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (“TFTEA”).  Section 421 of the TFTEA (commonly called the Enforce and Protect Act, or EAPA), establishes procedures for submitting and investigating allegations of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duties. The statute encouraged a wide variety of stakeholders to participate … Continue Reading

It’s Time To Comment on Miscellaneous Tariff Petitions

The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (“AMCA”) established a new process for the submission and evaluation of requests for temporary duty suspensions and reductions.  Under the AMCA, petitions for duty suspensions and reductions are filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission” or “USITC”), and the Commission, with input from other federal agencies, reviews … Continue Reading
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