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 AES will accept shipments with outdated codes during a grace period for 30 days beyond … [Read more...]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...]

DOJ: Florida Man Sentenced to 26 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export Defense Articles to Russia

DOJ: Florida Man Sentenced to 26 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export Defense Articles to Russia A Florida man, Vladimir Nevidomy, has been sentenced to 26 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to illegally export military-grade night vision rifle scopes, thermal monoculars, and ammunition primers to … [Read more...]

U.S. Dept. of State: $30 Million Settlement of Alleged Export Violations

U.S. Dept. of State: $30 Million Settlement of Alleged Export Violations The Department of State concluded an administrative settlement with FLIR Systems, Inc. of Wilsonville, Oregon, to resolve alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), 22 U.S.C. § 2751 et seq., and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120-130. The Department of … [Read more...]

ACE Downtime Procedures Issued by CBP

ACE Downtime Procedures Issued by CBP U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a document intended to provide guidance on CBP processes during ACE system interruptions and to help trade partners develop their own downtime policies and procedures. CBP officials have also said they are working to minimize outages. The guidance is a document that will be revised as … [Read more...]

US Company Settles & Pays for Importer’s Customs Fraud

US Company Settles & Pays for Importer’s Customs Fraud Federal prosecutors in New York announced the settlement of a lawsuit relating to a scheme to evade import duties. The case involved an investigation  by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding an importer’s … [Read more...]

Superior Freight-UK: Finalist for BIFA Awards

From BIFA (British International Freight Association) to Superior Freight - UK: The finalists for the British International Freight Awards have been announced and we are delighted to inform you that we have been chosen as a finalist for the Project Forwarding Award. Project Forwarding Award We are looking for companies who have completed an out of gauge project or … [Read more...]