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Section 301 China US Import Trade update

Regarding the additional customs duties for import of certain Chinese goods, covered import products that were exported from China to the United States prior to May 10, 2019 will remain subject to an additional 10 percent tariff if they are entered for consumption into the U.S. before June 15, 2019. Originally, the deadline to import into the U.S. before the goods would be subject to an additional 25 percent tariff was June 1, 2019

Termination of Section 232 Duty For Steel and Aluminum Products

The Section 232 duty on imports of steel and aluminum articles with a country of origin of Canada or Mexico will be terminated for goods entered after May 20, 2019,

US Imports from China +25% tariff

On May 9, 2019, the USTR published a Notice of Modification of Action (84 FR 20459) in the Section 301 investigation increasing the duty rate to 25 percent on imports from China

The new tariffs apply to certain goods leaving China and entering the U.S. after midnight on Friday May 10.

Ocean cargo from China with a date export of May 9 or earlier will not be affected. Regardless of the export date, all affected 301 section 1 goods from China will be subject to the 25% tariff if they enter the U.S. after June 1, 2019.

FDA Food Facility Inspection and Compliance

For the first time, FDA has a legislative mandate to require comprehensive, prevention-based controls across the food supply under the new Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011. The legislation recognizes that inspection is an important means of holding industry accountable for its responsibility to produce safe food; thus, the law specifies how often FDA should inspect food producers. FDA is committed to applying its inspection resources in a risk-based manner and adopting innovative inspection approaches.

Importing wth the Food Safety Modernization Act

How will the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act make imported food safer?
U.S. consumers enjoy the benefit of imported foods from more than 150 countries. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) gives FDA new tools to ensure that those imported foods meet US standards and are safe for US consumers. New authorities under the Act include:

Importer Accountability - importers must verify that their foreign suppliers have adequate preventive controls in place to ensure safety

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Video

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.

US Customs Exams and Advanced targeting explained

This video provides an overview of US Customs operations regarding advanced targeting, risk assessment and customs exam methods. For the new importer, it is a great first step in understanding the importing process.

How to complete a Customs Power of Attorney

Completing a customs power of attorney made easy. Anthony R Persaud Customs Broker would like to share this video with you in the hopes that you may find it useful when completing your customs power of attorney. Completing the customs power of attorney becomes fairly simple once the fields requirements are explained in detail.

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