Customs

2 Day Seminar on Coping with FDA Import Delays, including COVID-19, Expedited Imports and Detentions (August 12-13, 2021) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:53pm

The "Coping with FDA Import Delays, including COVID-19, Expedited Imports and Detentions" training has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Coping with FDA Import Delays, including COVID-19, Expedited Imports and Detentions" training has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The FDA continues to change its import program to better manage new problems and to use new procedures to make the whole process easier.
  • The FDA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are relying more and more on computer programs to expedite the import process.
  • If you fail to correctly use new import procedures and programs, you will be operating under an expensive disadvantage.

U.S. CUSTOMS FINDS EVASION OF ANTIDUMPING/COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON QUARTZ SURFACE PRODUCTS FROM CHINA THROUGH FALSE CLAIMS OF “CRUSHED GLASS”

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 5:28pm

In April 2018, Cambria initiated a petition before the Department of Commerce and the United States International Trade Commission alleging unfair trading of quartz surface products from China.

Key Points: 
  • In April 2018, Cambria initiated a petition before the Department of Commerce and the United States International Trade Commission alleging unfair trading of quartz surface products from China.
  • Cambrias successful petition resulted in U.S. Customs levying duties of up to 500% to halt the import of unfairly traded Chinese quartz into the U.S. marketplace.
  • By making these false claims, unscrupulous importers are able to continue to import Chinese merchandise without paying the applicable AD/CVD duties.
  • Making false claims that imports are crushed glass surfaces is one way that importers evade the AD/CVD duties.

GlobalPost Launches New HS Code Lookup Tool to Help Customers Avoid Customs Delays and Eliminate Overpayment of Taxes

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 1:30pm

These codes help products get through customs faster and help avoid possible overpayment of duties and taxes.\nHow does the GlobalPost HS code lookup tool work?\nGlobalPost customers simply type in the product name and confirm characteristics.

Key Points: 
  • These codes help products get through customs faster and help avoid possible overpayment of duties and taxes.\nHow does the GlobalPost HS code lookup tool work?\nGlobalPost customers simply type in the product name and confirm characteristics.
  • The tool will automatically generate the approved HS code for that product using the World Customs Organization schedule.
  • For high-volume SmartSaver customers, GlobalPost will populate HS Codes for up to 500 products free of charge.\nExperience a faster, smoother customs clearance process: Incorrect or missing HS Codes can lead to potential delays in customs.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cHS codes help to eliminate delays with Customs, avoid unnecessary fees and taxes and get the package into the buyer's hands without delay.

New Software Solves Decades of Importing and Customs Challenges

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 3:00pm

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Haifa based company, eezyimport launched in the final quarter of 2019 as a software solution to end the problems associated with importing and customs for businesses of all sizes.

Key Points: 
  • RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Haifa based company, eezyimport launched in the final quarter of 2019 as a software solution to end the problems associated with importing and customs for businesses of all sizes.
  • E-commerce businesses of all types often state that the most confusing, expensive, and frustrating part of their journey is importing.
  • From not knowing who to trust, to navigating complicated terminology, fees, and laws, importing can feel overwhelming to even the more experienced entrepreneurs.
  • Qualified American importers can be assigned with a filer code by the US customs regulator (CBP), making them completely independent.

Customs Action Plan: Council approves conclusions

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 8:01am

On 18 December 2020, the Council approved conclusions on the Commission's communication 'Taking the Customs Union to the Next Level: a Plan for Action'.

Key Points: 
  • On 18 December 2020, the Council approved conclusions on the Commission's communication 'Taking the Customs Union to the Next Level: a Plan for Action'.
  • The action plan sets out a number of initiatives to make EU customs smarter, more innovative and more efficient against the background of a range of challenges, including the rise of digitalisation and e-commerce and the UK's exit from the EU's single market and Customs Union.
  • In its conclusions, the Council welcomes the Commission's action plan and stresses that complex challenges in the customs area are best tackled by cooperating while fully respecting the competences and the responsibilities of the EU institutions and the member states.
  • The Council High Level Working Party of the Directors General of Customs will examine the implementation of the customs actions of strategic relevance and their coherence with the conclusions.

Customs thwart illegal cigarette trade in the EU and UK: 17 arrests and 67 million cigarettes seized

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 12:06am

Supported by Europol and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the joint operation took place between 2 and 13 November 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Supported by Europol and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the joint operation took place between 2 and 13 November 2020.
  • Led by the customs departments of Lithuania and the UK, the operation was facilitated by intelligence analysis of excise duty suspension abuse.
  • The fraud scheme consisted of illegally diverting cigarettes from EU internal and external transit customs procedures to the black market without paying millions in taxes.
  • During the operation, OLAF also provided the tools for a secure exchange of information between the customs authorities and monitored and crosschecked the information exchanged.

Senior Trade and Customs Lawyer John Vernon Joins Torres Law

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:21pm

DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Torres Law , PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of John Vernon as Of Counsel in our Dallas, TX office.

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Torres Law , PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of John Vernon as Of Counsel in our Dallas, TX office.
  • For more than 40 years, Mr. Vernon has guided clients through trade and customs issues on cross-border international and domestic transactions, international trade deals, and international franchising.
  • "We are excited to welcome John to the team," says Torres Law Managing Member Olga Torres.
  • "John brings invaluable expertise in the areas of customs transfer pricing, drawback, and foreign trade zones, amongst other customs niche areas.

Traxis Customs Offers Solution to e-Commerce Operators Post-Brexit

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 9:00am

Historically, e-commerce operators have utilised London Heathrow as a main European gateway for customs clearance, but with the rapid approach of Brexit, international businesses are now seeking alternative solutions in mainland Europe.

Key Points: 
  • Historically, e-commerce operators have utilised London Heathrow as a main European gateway for customs clearance, but with the rapid approach of Brexit, international businesses are now seeking alternative solutions in mainland Europe.
  • A Registered Customs Representative, Traxis Customs is capable of handling all import, export and transit customs formalities in France, for all European countries, therefore aiding the free circulation of merchandise within Europe.
  • Supported by the two mother companies ( gl-net.com & next-terra.com ), Traxis Customs' primary goal is the optimisation of the flow of imported goods.
  • Traxis Customs is a subsidiary company of two major logistic providers on the French market : Next Terra International and Global Logistics Network.

VirTra Receives $863,000 Order from Customs and Border Protection

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 1:00pm

(NASDAQ:VTSI) (VirTra), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, has received an order from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for simulation training products and services, including new, drop-in recoil kits, valued at $863,000.

Key Points: 
  • (NASDAQ:VTSI) (VirTra), a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, has received an order from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for simulation training products and services, including new, drop-in recoil kits, valued at $863,000.
  • The order from CBP is part of an existing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • VirTra anticipates recognizing revenues from this new $863,000 delivery order before the end of 2020.
  • Customs and Border Protection has been a VirTra client for many years, and its always encouraging to see long-standing customers, who understand the value of our products and services, enhance their training capabilities with new orders, said Jason Mulcahy, General Manager of VirTra.

CIIE: Larger, high-quality international import expo gearing up for November

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 12:32pm

According to Sun, the focus of current preparations for the third CIIE has shifted from attracting exhibitors to drawing in buyers and organizing the expo.

Key Points: 
  • According to Sun, the focus of current preparations for the third CIIE has shifted from attracting exhibitors to drawing in buyers and organizing the expo.
  • A greater number of policies than last year have been released and is expected to attract and better serve exhibitors and buyers.
  • The General Administration of Customs recently launched a slew of supporting policies to facilitate the customs clearance of attendees at the expo.
  • Based on transaction, customs clearance and credit data from the previous expos, organizers identified and sent invitations to 40,000 import companies.