PierPass Changes to the OffPeak Program Effective November 19th

Courtesy of PierPass Press Release The above press release was sent out this morning. The PierPass OffPeak program has been operating for more than 13 years. With the upcoming changes to the OffPeak program, the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) will be due on all shifts. This may impact you, your customers and those who have never registered to pay the TMF as it will be required with the changes. PierPass 2.0: What…

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CSMS# 18-000606 – CBP Implementation of H.R. 4813, The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018

10/12/2018 04:01 PM EDT Automated Broker Interface CBP Implementation of H.R. 4813, The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 BACKGROUND On September 13, 2018 the President signed into law the H.R. 4318 Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 (MTB). The MTB amends the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) to suspend and reduce tariffs on 1,660 products through December 31, 2020. The amendments are pursuant to the new…

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CSMS #18-000579 – Merchandise Processing Fee and Preferential Trade Program Table

Courtesy of CBP 10/01/2018 12:08 PM PST ACE Portal Accounts An updated Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) and Preferential Trade Program table has been posted here. This table highlights how the MPF exemptions in 19 CFR 24.23(c) affect importations under our various free trade agreements (FTAs) and preferential trade legislation (PTL) programs. The table provides guidance and links with respect to MPF treatment for tariff preference level (TPL) goods, over-quota tariff…

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Information on COBRA User Fee Changes Effective October 1, 2018

8/1/2018 9:47:04 AM Pursuant to the General Notice (83 FRN 37509) published August 1, 2018, various changes to user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 will take effect on October 1, 2018. The FRN may be accessed at the link below: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-01/pdf/2018-16510.pdf The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change.  The MPF minimum and maximum for formal entries (class code…

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List of HTSUS Numbers Covered by Section 301 Tariff Updated

Monday, October 01, 2018 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report To reflect changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule that are effective Oct. 1, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is removing 14 HTSUS subheadings from, and adding 38 subheadings to, the list of those subject to the Section 301 additional tariff on imports from China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection states that these changes are effective with respect to…

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USTR Releases Text of NAFTA 2.0 (US-MX-CA Agreement)

Text of New NAFTA Agreement Agreed to by all 3 NAFTA countries! Text of Agreement is released Courtesy of Pisani & Roll LLP Yesterday, Canada and the United States resolved their differences regarding Canada joining the recently completed US-Mexico Trade Agreement (aka “NAFTA 2.0”).  The USTR has now posted the text of the agreement (officially called the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement) to its website. Importantly, regarding timing, NAFTA 2.0 must now be…

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December 18 Deadline to Request Exclusions from 25 Percent Tariff on China List 2 Goods

December 18 Deadline to Request Exclusions from 25 Percent Tariff on China List 2 Goods Requests for exclusions from the additional 25 percent tariff imposed as of Aug. 23 on goods classified under 284 tariff lines when imported from China are due by Dec. 18. This tariff was levied in response to a Section 301 investigation determination that China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and…

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TRUMP ANNOUNCES FINAL CHINA “LIST 3” HTS PROVISIONS

BY: MEEKS, SHEPPARD, LEO & PILLSBURY September 18, 2018 Late yesterday, President Trump released a statement and the final China “List 3” items, announcing the U.S. will assess covered items with an additional 10% tariff on September 24th, with an increase to 25% on January 1, 2019. Part 1 of the list is the full list of covered provisions (5,745 of the original proposed 6,031 provisions); Part 2 notes headings…

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REVISED LIST 3

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/Tariff%20List_09.17.18.pdf

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Reminder: Oct. 9 Deadline to Request Exclusions from 25 Percent Tariff on China List 1 Goods

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Readers are reminded that Oct. 9 is the deadline for submitting requests for exclusions from the additional 25 percent tariff imposed as of July 6 on so-called List 1 goods imported from China. This tariff, which affects 818 tariff lines, was levied in response to a Section 301 investigation determination that China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer,…

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