Under Executive Order 11888 of November 24, 1975, President Gerald Ford designated India as a beneficiary developing country for the purposes of Generalized System of Preference (GSP), an action afforded by The Trade Act of 1974.
One of the busiest travel seasons has arrived, with travelers preparing to take trips that will have them transiting through airports both domestically and internationally, as well as crossing various international borders and possibly interacting with different customs officials.
The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998, which amended the Shipping Act of 1984, went into effect on May 1, 1999. This shipping act combined non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC) and ocean freight forwarders under one category labeled “ocean transportation intermediary” (OTI).
S232 tariffs were ruled constitutional in March of this year by the Court of International Trade. With this ruling, the S232 tariffs are expected to continue into the foreseeable future.
On Sunday, May 5, the Administration announced that List 3 of the S301 tariffs, which are currently at 10% on $200 billion of Chinese imports, will be increasing to 25% effective Friday, May 10, 2019.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) imposed a draft restriction of 47 feet in mid-March. ACP plans to impose a more severe limit on April 11, 2019. This will directly impact the size and number of TEUs that will be available for loading through the Panama Canal.
Supplement 1 from the Commodity Classification Standards Board has been posted. This notice lists various changes to NMFCs and packaging rules that will go into effect on April 27, 2019.
Importers must provide documentation certifying compliance with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) when importing composite wood products into the United States. Here’s what importers need to know about TSCA and imported wood products.
The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently issued a notice, officially “postponing” the tariff rate increase “until further notice.” S301 List 3 tariffs will remain at 10 percent instead of increasing to 25 percent.