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4 Ways The Government Shutdown Impacts Importers And Exporters

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jan 9, 2019 12:37:59 PM

As the United States prepares to enter week three of a partial government shutdown, importers, exporters and trade agencies are beginning to feel the impacts. Typically, organizations such as the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would be in high gear. However, many of these agencies are operating at reduced capacity due to the discontinuation of non-essential services.

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding, Tariffs, Regulatory Compliance

IMPORTANT: USTR Issues Federal Register Notice

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 19, 2018 2:31:43 PM

United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Federal Register notice today to delay collection of 25 percent S301 duty rate on List 3 goods until March 2, 2019. Click here to see the official statement from the USTR.

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding, Tariffs

November 2018 Compliance Circular: MTB H.R. 4318 A Break For Importers!

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

While the trade world has been focusing on the S232 and S301 remedy tariffs, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill of 2018 has been quietly implemented. This has allowed for a temporary reduction or suspension of import tariffs paid on particular imported items into the United States. 

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Topics: Monthly Compliance Circular, International Freight Forwarding, Tariffs

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