Effective March 19, 2024, data for USDA-AMS Organics Program (AMS/OR) will be required to be transmitted to CBP in ACE. Commodities that are claimed to be “Organic” require National Organic Program (NOP) certificates. There are two process types for the …

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To our seafood customers, An update has been made by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on seafood restrictions. The agency will now require importers to provide self-certification that fish, seafood, and seafood containing products imported into the United …

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On December 26, 2023, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the 352 exclusions and 77 COVID-related exclusions from Section 301 tariffs on imports from China (scheduled to expire on December 31st) will be extended through May …

Update: China Section 301 Tariff Exclusions (Expiring December 31, 2023) Extended Through May 31, 2024 Read more »

To our seafood customers, An update has been made by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on seafood restrictions. The agency will now require importers to provide self-certification that fish, seafood, and seafood containing products imported into the United …

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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will prohibit the use of aggregated harvest reports for Northern Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus), regardless of vessel size when reporting the SIMP declaration via the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment …

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PierPASS Announcement: The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced that on November 1, 2023, the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will increase by 4%. The adjustment matches the combined 4% increase in …

PierPASS Announcement: Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to Increase 4.0% on November 1, 2023 Read more »

The expected federal government shutdown on October 1, 2023 was averted when Congress passed a stopgap bill. The President signed the legislation just before midnight on Saturday. The NCBFAA advised that this stopgap is “temporary” and will last until mid-November. …

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We sent an e-blast last week regarding an impending government shutdown on October 1, 2023 and we would like to provide you with some updates from the National Customs Brokers and Forwarding Association of America (NCBFAA).According to the NCBFAA’s transportation …

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On September 6, 2023, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the 352 exclusions and 77 COVID-related exclusions from Section 301 tariffs on imports from China (scheduled to expire on Sept. 30) will be extended through December …

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