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CBP, BIS, and Other Agencies Launch A New Task Force to Combat Counterfeit Goods

posted by Jennifer Diaz March 21, 2019 2 Comments

Press Release The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a press release announcing a new multi-agency task force, The Global Trade Task Force (GTTF), which is designed to protect national security and combat counterfeit goods. The multi-agency task force was launched recently in Detroit and DHS believes the task force could serve as a national model for related investigations.

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CBP ISSUES WITHHOLD RELEASE ORDER TARGETING TUNA HARVESTED WITH FORCED LABOR

posted by Jennifer Diaz March 7, 2019 1 Comment

Effective February 4, 20Tuna19, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has ordered the detention at all U.S. ports of entry of tuna and any such merchandise manufactured wholly or in part by the Tunago No. 61, which is a fishing vessel owned by Tunago Fishery Co., LTD a company located in Vanuatu. According to the CBP press release of February 6, 2019, importers of detained shipments are provided an opportunity to export their goods or demonstrate that they were not produced with forced labor. The Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1307) bans imports of merchandise or food produced in whole or at least in part by forced labor, including convict labor, forced child labor, and indentured labor.

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Should You Get a Binding Ruling?

posted by Jennifer Diaz July 30, 2018 4 Comments

What is a Binding Ruling?

Pursuant to the Customs Modernization Act, when importing merchandise into the U.S., it is now the responsibility ofBinding Ruling the importer of record to use “reasonable care” to “enter,” “classify,” and “value” the goods and provide any other information necessary to enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to properly assess duties, collect accurate statistics, and determine whether all other applicable legal requirements are met.

A binding ruing request can be extremely beneficial to importers, because it can provide them with certainty regarding concerns they may have about their merchandise. Continue Reading

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Right to Make Entry: Are You Entitled to Import Goods?

posted by Jennifer Diaz April 11, 2018 5 Comments

importerPrior to importing goods into the U.S. -it is essential to confirm that the Importer of Record listed on the entry actually has the “Right to Make Entry”.

Who is entitled to make entry of goods?

Under U.S. law, the right to make entry for goods is held only by the importer of record.

The term importer of record, provided under Section 484 of the United States Code, was amended by Public Law 97-446.  Under those provisions, the importer of record is defined as Continue Reading

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Advanced Importing & Exporting Webinars – RSVP Today!

posted by Jennifer Diaz April 6, 2018 0 comments

depositphotos_46947357-stock-illustration-book-now-stampWhether you are a new or experienced importer or exporter, the next 2 webinars are essential!

  • When do you get to hear the ins and outs of CBP audits from a former CBP auditor?
  • When do you get to hear a customs broker share with you the tips and tools you need to ensure your broker has your back?
  • When do you get to hear from a Board Certified Expert on actual horror stories and when its in your best interest to file a Disclosure?

RSVP now to join our Importing 201 and Exporting 201 webinars. And don’t forget to check out all of our upcoming webinars! Continue Reading

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Your Cheat Sheet to Comply With CBP’s Forced Labor Requirements

posted by Jennifer Diaz January 11, 2018 3 Comments

4444 We recently advised our readers of the 12 Questions on Forced Labor the import community must answer in order to comply with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) amended Reasonable Care Checklist. This checklist was released September 2017 to:

  1. Comply with the informed compliance requirement of Title VI of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103-182, 107 Stat. 2057) (Mod Act) and,
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Importers: If you Can’t Answer These 12 Questions on Forced Labor You’re In Trouble!

posted by Jennifer Diaz December 12, 2017 5 Comments

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An estimated 40.3 million people were living in modern slavery at any moment in time in 2016. This amounts to 5.4 victims of modern slavery for every thousand people in the world. Seventy three per cent of the victims of forced labor were female, and one in four victims were children. Forced labor accounted for 24.9 million people, while 15.4 million were in forced marriage.

What is the U.S. Doing About It? Continue Reading