In a Notice published in the Customs Bulletin of July 2, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has proposed to revoke or modify sixty-seven rulings (issued from 2004 to 2009) in which a host of costumes had been held to be eligible for duty-free treatment by virtue of their classification within Heading 9505, HTS

Cotton Fee to be Decreased

Thursday, 26 June 2014 by | Published in News

Import Fee on Cotton and Cotton-Containing Products to be Decreased The Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a direct final rule lowering the assessments paid by importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order. These assessments are being reduced from $0.012876/kg to $0.012728, reflecting a decrease in the

Potential Port Congestion Charge

Friday, 20 June 2014 by | Published in News

  **IMPORTANT, PLS KINDLY READ IN DETAIL** **All SHIPMENTS to destination USA will be subject to Port Congestion fee, FCL: USD 800/1000/1125/1266 (20/40/HQ/45HQ) LCL: USD 20/WM It is recognized that a strike, lockout, work stoppage, work slowdown or other labor-related disruption to operations at any U.S. port (collectively, “labor unrest”) will cause congestion at U.S. ports.

FMC Issues Advisory on Port Congestion Surcharges

Monday, 02 June 2014 by | Published in News

The rules in effect on the date cargo is received by the common carrier or its agent govern any given shipment, said the Federal Maritime Commission in an industry advisory. Therefore, under FMC regulations, “if any cargo-related disruption were to occur at a port after cargo has been tendered by a shipper, a carrier may

CBP has distributed the attached compliance bulletin to all C-TPAT partners updating the change in standards for high security seals.  It outlines the new ISO (International Organization for Standardization) high security seal standards (ISO 17712:2013) that go into effect May 15, 2014.  In the bulletin, the following CBP message reads as follows: (Click the link