COVID-19 – Shelter in Place

COVID-19 – Shelter in Place   March 16, 2020 Six Bay Area counties (San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Alameda, and Marin) together issued a ‘Shelter in Place’ order this afternoon. The ‘Shelter in Place’ order will remain effective at least until April 7, 2020. We understand that many customers are concerned about…

90 Day Postponement of Payment of Certain Duties, Taxes, and Fees

90 Day Postponement of Payment of Certain Duties, Taxes, and Fees   CBP has announced the postponement of payment of duties, taxes, and fees for importers experiencing significant financial hardship due to COVID-19 for 90 days.  This postponement applies to entries entered from March 2020 through April 2020. Note that CBP will not return duties…

Impact of Coronavirus on International Shipping

Impact of Coronavirus on International Shipping We’ve received a number of questions about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on international shipping. Here is what we know at this time: 1.) Air freight A number of airlines (United, American, Delta) have suspended all service to and from mainland China. Other airlines are also starting to…

Additional Section 301 List#3 Exclusions Granted – January 31, 2020

The USTR granted additional List#3 exclusions on January 31, 2020. The list of items granted exclusions is quite broad (certain faucets, some furniture, a number of various types of lighting, and more). Please review these exclusions to see if any will apply to your products. Note that the Section 301 List#3 tariffs became effective on…

More China Section 301 List#3 Exclusions Published (February 20, 2020)

The USTR published in the Federal Register additional exclusions pertaining to China Section 301 List#3 tariffs of February 20, 2020. Importers should review the list of new items carefully to see if they have any products that meet the scope of any of the exclusions. Among the products with exclusions are a number of different fabrics…