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Proper Classification of Your Imports

Posted by on Feb 18, 2020 | 0 comments

Follow Email Proper classification of your imports has become increasingly important in the age of escalating Trump tariffs. Proper classification of your imports determines whether your product will avoid or have to pay these punitive tariffs that increase your costs. The US importer has a LEGAL responsibility to correctly classify products for entry into the United States. Proper classification of imports is also a COST-SAVING tool for...

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Top International Trade Stories in 2019 – Keep Watching in 2020!

Posted by on Jan 11, 2020 | 0 comments

Follow Email US-China trade – will the two economic powerhouses be able to negotiate away the trade tensions and tariffs? They have negotiated a Phase One deal which is scheduled to be signed in January. But we have been here before. The mutual mistrust means that all bets are off until the deal is actually inked. Brexit – Will the electoral mandate Boris Johnson received on December 12, 2019 allow him to make Brexit a reality? What...

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Regulatory Updates for U.S. Food Importers – November 2018

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 aims to ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply with a focus on preventing, rather than responding to, food contaminations. FSMA requirements apply to domestic and imported human and animal food products, including dietary supplements, regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). URGENT: Food Facilities Must Renew FDA Registrations by December 31, 2018 The FSMA...

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Have US Tariffs Launched a Trade War?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email Citing national security concerns, in March (2018) the Trump Administration imposed a 25% duty on steel imports and a 10% duty on aluminum imports. Have US tariffs launched a trade war? Or is it clever use of a negotiating tactic by the Administration? Negotiations Using the threat of the tariffs, the Trump Administration received commitments from Argentina, Australia, Brazil and South Koreato reduce their imports of the...

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Trump Trade Agenda

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email The Trump trade agenda is in the news. Since January (2018), the Trump Administration has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, started a trade war with China, and re-negotiated the 6-year old Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). The Administration also continues NAFTA re-negotiations and most recently is considering having the U.S. re-join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement left within three days of...

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Trade Watch 2018: Brexit

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 | 0 comments

Follow Email On March 29, 2019 the United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU). On what terms? What will Brexit mean for the future of the UK’s trading relations with the EU and the rest of the world? Just over a year ago (on March 29, 2017), UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, informed the EU of its intention to withdraw from the European Union. Her act honored the outcome of the June 23rd Brexit referendum.This...

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