New Antidumping Petition Against Imports of Certain Honey Products

Background on AD/CVD Investigations

Antidumping duty (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) investigations are brought jointly by the U.S. International Trade Commission (“USITC”) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”). AD investigations are triggered when a domestic industry alleges that it has been injured by competing imports of particular goods from specific countries being sold at less than a fair value. Meanwhile, CVD investigations are triggered when a domestic industry alleges that it has been injured by competing imports that are being unfairly subsidized by their governments. The domestic industry initiating the investigation is known as the petitioner while the foreign industry participating in the investigation is known as the respondent.

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By |2021-10-07T15:00:36-04:00April 22, 2021|AD/CVD, China, Import, International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), Vietnam|Comments Off on New Antidumping Petition Against Imports of Certain Honey Products

Hate Unfair Demurrage Charges? Want to Do Something About it?

Now’s the time to make your voice heard. Below details what demurrage charges are and a trade initiative that FMC is currently requesting comments on.

What is demurrage?

How Much Time is Provided for Free?

 What is Being Done to Change this Demurrage Fee?

  • Back in December, “the Coalition for Fair Port Practices, a group of 25 members that represent shippers, receivers, motor carriers, port draymen, freight forwarders, third-party logistics companies and customs brokers”, petitioned the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in hopes that the FMC would issue a ruling on extending the free time for container storage and equipment use that is disrupted by events outside of their control. Such events could be poor infrastructure, weather events, a […]
By |2022-07-06T16:18:56-04:00February 16, 2017|Export, Import, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)|Comments Off on Hate Unfair Demurrage Charges? Want to Do Something About it?

File Your Petitions Timely, Or Else…

As of January 9, 2013, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is making procrastinators pay the price for filing untimely petitions that seek relief from liquidated damages. CBP amended it's guidelines for the cancellation and mitigation of claims for liquidated damages in cases where petitioners are late in filing claims for relief. Additionally, CBP also changed the formula for calculating late petition mitigation...

By |2021-11-10T14:24:13-05:00March 6, 2013|Best Practices, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)|Comments Off on File Your Petitions Timely, Or Else…

CBP Brings Seizure & Forfeiture Notices to the 21st Century

U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") has published a final rule (the "Rule") providing CBP with the ability to publish seizure and forfeiture notices on the Department of Justice ("DOJ") forfeiture website. CBP believes that such notices will reach a broader range of the public, at less cost, than the current local print publications or customhouse postings. You know what? CBP is right, and kudos to them for this added efficiency that goes into effect on ...

By |2021-11-10T14:25:24-05:00February 1, 2013|U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)|Comments Off on CBP Brings Seizure & Forfeiture Notices to the 21st Century
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