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by Roanoke Trade

Written by Jacob Fisher and Nathaniel Saylor of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.

International forwarders often enjoy a significant advantage over entities that arrange for domestic transportation in that international forwarders are able to perform a larger amount of their services pursuant to their standard terms and conditions, whereas domestic providers are often required to sign onerous contracts drafted by their customers.

by Roanoke Trade

Last updated on June 28th, 2018

By: Colleen Clarke – Vice President, Surety Trade Relations

As announced by the U.S. Trade Representative in Docket Number USTR-2018-0018 on June 15, 2018, the White House announced that the U.S. will impose retaliatory duties of 25% on goods valued at $34 billion covering 800 tariff numbers where the country of origin is China and the goods are entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after July 6, 2018.

by Roanoke Trade

Last updated on June 7th, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in CSMS#18-000372: UPDATE: Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232 an update based on the President’s Proclamation on adjusting the duty and quota requirements for steel and aluminum.

The update advises as of June 1, 2018, all steel and aluminum articles imported from the following countries are subject to the Section 232 Import Duties:

  • Steel: All countries of origin except Argentina, Australia, Brazil and South Korea
    • All steel products must be classified under 9903.80.01 (25% percent) in addition to reporting under Chapters 72 and 73.

by Amanda Barlow

Last updated on May 23rd, 2018

Starting this August, Qatar will be officially accepting ATA Carnets! This means that U.S. exporters to Qatar can begin sending their temporary import shipments to Qatar on ATA Carnet, the “passport for cargo” and the gold standard for temporary entries. By joining the ATA Carnet system, Qatar strengthens their status as a global investment destination and becomes even more attractive to international events and exhibitions.

by Roanoke Trade

Last updated on May 14th, 2018

On April 23, 2018, CBP announced a modification to its entry summary rejection policy via CSMS 18-000301 as it pertains to entries subject to ADD/CVD, to special tariffs imposed under Sections 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, and to special tariffs imposed under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.

by Shannon

World Cup Fever is almost upon us! Starting June 14 and running until July 15, the FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia. The good news for the trade industry is that the Russian National Guarantee Association has declared that sports equipment and broadcasting equipment, intended specifically for the FIFA World Cup, may be temporarily imported under ATA Carnet as Professional Equipment.

by Roanoke Trade

Last updated on October 30th, 2018

International Trade in the News – What Does It Mean?By: Matthew L. Zehner – Vice President, Surety Information & Analysis

If you are wondering why portions of what we do for a living are being discussed on TV news and on the front page of newspapers, continue reading for a high-level explanation of what is going on.

In addition to the HTSUS tariff rates on imported goods and other statutory taxes and fees, there are a variety of laws available to combat unfair trade practices.

by Theresa Garcia

Keeping Food Loads Safe from ContaminationThe FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food is now fully final, with all impacted parties having to comply by April 6. The FSMA is meant to advance the FDA’s efforts to protect foods from farm to table by keeping them safe from contamination during transportation. The rule establishes requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail vehicle, and receivers and brokers involved in transporting human and animal food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of that food.

by Roanoke Trade

New Report Provides Key Info on U.S. Warehousing MarketRecent estimates from Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A), an internationally recognized key information resource for third-party logistics (3PL) market research and consulting, indicate that the total U.S. warehousing market for 2017 was $148.7 billion. Commercial warehousing accounted for $68.6 billion. The Third-Party Logistics Value-Added Warehousing and Distribution (VAWD) market segment was $39.1 billion in 2016, and is estimated at $40.5 billion for 2017, according to A&A.

by Roanoke Trade

Great news for the US export community: India has made a policy shift around the use of ATA Carnets!

On January 18th, India began accepting ATA Carnets for the temporary import of professional equipment. Since 1990, India has only accepted ATA Carnets for goods being temporarily imported for approved trade shows, as well as fairs and exhibitions. India has expanded the scope of the ATA Carnet acceptance to include temporary importation of professional equipment, making it easier for businesses to access the Indian market.