Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Updated in the Automated Export System (AES)

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Updated in the Automated Export System (AES) From the U. S. Census Bureau: Effective immediately, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), and HTS Codes That Are Not Valid for AES tables have been updated to accept the changes to the July 1, 2018 codes. AES will accept shipments with outdated codes during a grace period for 30 days beyond … [Read more...]

ACE Enhancements – 2018

ACE Enhancements - 2018 CBP (Customs & Border Protection) received $30M in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 appropriation for enabling ACE enhancements. FY 2018 ACE enhancement funding will be used for the following (refer to this link for additional details): • Section 321/Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act enabling automation • Electronic CBP Form 5106 • … [Read more...]

East Coast, Gulf Coast Ports: ILA-USMX Reaches 6-year Tentative agreement

East Coast, Gulf Coast Ports: ILA-USMX Reaches 6-year Tentative agreement Dockworkers (ILA) at U.S. East and Gulf Coast seaports reached a tentative six-year contract agreement in June with the port operators (USMX),  beating the September expiration of the current contract and setting the stage for several years of labor peace at the country’s trade gateways. The new … [Read more...]

CBP Found Substantial Evidence of Evading the Antidumping Duty Order

CBP Found Substantial Evidence of Evading the Antidumping Duty Order In a final determination under the Enforce and Protect Act, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has found substantial evidence that a U.S. company, American Pacific Rubber, Inc., evaded the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods from Vietnam. CBP found that OCTG pup joints imported from … [Read more...]

BIS: Anti-Boycott Violation Concludes with Warning

BIS: Anti-Boycott Violation Concludes with Warning The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) concluded an anti-boycott investigation of a U.S. company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, with a warning letter rather than a penalty, due specifically to Lockheed Martin's voluntary self-disclosure. According to BIS, in connection with the sale and/or transfer of goods to Korea for … [Read more...]