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May
9
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,

"President Trump has extended the deadline for steel and aluminum tariff exemptions for U.S. allies through May 31, 2018.

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May
2
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,

We would like to share the following updates on additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232:

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May
1
2018
Industry-Wide News

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Apr
27
2018
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
Attached please find a brief summary of Calexico CBP/SAT Working Group-Binational Meeting held on Thursday April 19th, 2018. 

We highly encourage you to participate in these meetings since they allow you to share any challenges or situations affecting your Imports and/or Exports. They are scheduled every 3 months and are held typically the 3rd Thursday of the month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Next meeting has been tentatively scheduled for July 12th, 2018. We will notify you in advance once the date is confirmed.
 
Sincerely,

Customer Service Department

RL Jones Calexico Customhouse Brokers

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Apr
26
2018
Industry-Wide News

Second Quarter Newsletter 2018

Topics Included on this Issue:

  • Important Dates and upcoming Deadlines 2018 
  • U.S.A. Reviewing Trans-Pacific Partnership  U-Turn
  • PierPass OffPeak Appointment System with Flat Fee
  • Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962
  • Recent updates to ACE Statements Reports
  • Importers Subject to New User Fees Under EPA

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Apr
23
2018
Apr
7
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,

Attached you will find the Federal Register notice, officially requesting public comments concerning the proposed action on Chinese goods pursuant to Section 301. The comment period ends May 11th 2018.
Please review attached HTS list that is being sent as an excel file for your convenience.

[Docket No. USTR–2018–0005]
Notice of Determination and Request for Public Comment Concerning Proposed Determination of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to
Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation
AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.
ACTION: Notice of determination, request for comments, and notice of public hearing.
 
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
 
Sincerely,

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Apr
6
2018
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers,

Please note that certain Online Services from our website are working intermittently, resulting in missing files for download and incomplete information in automated reports. This problem has been reported to our system provider and is now taking action.

Meanwhile, if any files, backups or automated reports are needed, please let us know and we will gladly provide this information.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Apr
4
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,

The U.S Trade Representative published yesterday a proposed list of 1,300 tariff lines pertaining to products imported from China that may be subject to additional tariffs pursuant to Section 301.

The following link contains the Notice of Determination and Annex that lists commodities by 8-digit subheading.
https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/301FRN.pdf
Companies may provide input during a 30-day comment process.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
Regards,

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Apr
4
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
We would like to share with you the upcoming Webinar for “Cost reconciliation for Mexico Manufacturing Operations (IMMEX).” This webinar will be presented by The Masters Method Team (speakers Juan Moreno & Steve Zisser) with a cost of $195.00 dlls. (Spanish and English versions).

Please access the below link if you wish to register or to obtain more information.
https://www.mastersmethod1.com/webinar-reconciliation
 
You are welcome to join us, RL Jones will be projecting the Spanish version of the webinar at our Calexico office on May 24, 2018 at 02:00 pm.

Please confirm if you would like to attend (Limited seats).

Sincerely,

RL Jones Customhouse Brokers

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Mar
23
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Customers and Friends,

 This is to inform you about the latest news on the additional duty on imports of steel and aluminum articles under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.

These duty requirements are effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on March 23, 2018.

COMMODITY:
Steel mill and aluminum articles, as specified in the Presidential Proclamations.

COUNTRIES COVERED:
March 23, 2018 through April 30, 2018: All countries of origin except Canada, Mexico, Australia, Argentina, South Korea, Brazil and member countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom).

IMPORTANT: As of May 1, 2018, ALL countries of origin, including Canada and Mexico.

Please note this is based on the country of origin, not the country of export.

For more information please access the following link: CSMS# 18-000240 - Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232

Please feel free to contact compliance.clx@rljones.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
RL Jones Customhouse Brokers

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Mar
22
2018
Mar
8
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Customers and Friends,

 This is to inform you about the latest news on the now confirmed tariffs to be imposed on steel and aluminum which have been investigated under section 232.
President Trump signed an order today Thursday March 8th 2018 that imposes tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from all foreign countries, while carving out an exception for Canada and Mexico for now, while North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations are under way.
 
The president, joined by steel and aluminum workers, signed a companion proclamation — one on steel and one on aluminum – instituting a tariff of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports. The tariffs will become effective in 15 days, which would be March 23rd 2018 with exclusions for Mexico and Canada.
 
Please note, tariff exemptions to Mexico and Canada are not permanent and will be determined based on NAFTA negotiation results.
 
HTS Subheadings part of this scope include:
 
For Steel:
7206.10 through 7216.50,
7216.99 through 7301.10,
7302.10, 7302.40 through 7302.90,
and 7304.10  through 7306.90.
 
For Aluminum:
(a) unwrought aluminum (HTS 7601)
(b) aluminum bars, rods, and profiles (HTS 7604)
(c) aluminum wire (HTS 7605)
(d) aluminum plate, sheet, strip, and foil (flat rolled
products) (HTS 7606 and 7607)
(e) aluminum tubes and pipes and tube and pipe
fitting (HTS 7608 and 7609)
(f) aluminum castings and forgings (HTS 7616.99.51.60 and 7616.99.51.70).
 
 
Please feel free to contact us for any questions ate compliance.clx@rljones.com
Sincerely,
 RL Jones

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Mar
2
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Customers and Friends,

 This is to inform you about the latest news on potential tariffs and quotas to be imposed on steel and aluminum which have been investigated under section 232.
 
U.S. President  Donald Trump plans to sign an order next week to impose 25% tariffs on steel imports and 10% duties on aluminum. 
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-trump-steel-tariffs-20180301-story.html
It is still unclear if tariffs or quotas will affect only specific countries, or for how long,  but it has been discussed on earlier studies and recommendations made by the US Commerce,  that tariffs or quotas could be assigned differently depending on country of origin.
https://www.strtrade.com/news-publications-steel-aluminum-232-tariff-quota-022018.html

We will keep you informed once further information is available.
 
 Please feel free to contact us for any questions at compliance.clx@rljones.com.

 Sincerely,

 RL Jones

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Feb
20
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has notified importers that as of February 24th, 2018, CBP will no longer support blanket flagging of underlying entries. Importers that currently benefit from blanket flagging should begin working with their customs brokers to ensure entries are flagged in accordance with the importers’ requirements.

Reconciliation allows an importer to identify undeterminable information (other than that affecting admissibility) at the time an entry summary is filed and provide that information at a later date. Blanket flagging was implemented by CBP to allow importers to benefit from reconciliation even if they (or their brokers) inadvertently failed to transmit the reconciliation flag on an underlying entry.

If you are a Reconciliation Participant Importer using “blanket flagging", it is very important that you notify RL Jones CHB before February 24th, 2018. Also, it is important that you please confirm the reconciliation issues that we would need to apply, such as Value, Nafta, 9802, HTS etc. This will allow us to take the necessary measures to flag your entries appropriately.
 
Please let us know any questions or comments @ reconcalexico@rljones.com
 
Sincerely,

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Feb
15
2018
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
We are proud to announce that we will participate again at this year’s AGROBAJA Expo (18th uninterrupted event). This Agriculture exhibit will be held March 1 - 3, 2018 at the Campo Experimental INIFAP (Km 7.5 Mexicali – San Felipe Highway). Our booth will be located on the main Expo area (booth number 325).
 
If you are attending AGROBAJA, please make sure to stop by our booth, we would be more than happy to greet you.
 
Sincerely,
 
R.L. Jones Customhouse Brokers

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Feb
13
2018
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers:

The following is to inform you about the upcoming " Presidents Day " Holiday Schedule observed Monday, February 19, 2018. U.S. Customs will be open for business and will follow the holidays schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 

Calexico-Mexicali:

 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 Laden trucks

 

 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 In bond Shipments

 

 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 Empty trucks

 

 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 Vehicle Exportation (Self-Propelled Only)

 

Mexicali - Calexico:

 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 Laden trucks (Maquila & Perishable), FAST included.
 In bond and empty trucks.

 

 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 Bulk merchandise (Non-Hazmat) and Scrap Material.


As usual, please keep in mind that the below listed commodities will not be allowed entry on this day:
              - Textiles (Northbound/ MX-US)
              - Commodities requiring visa or special permits
              - Hazardous Materials
 

RL Jones Calexico Office:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

RL Jones Calexico Warehouse:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Servicios Jones office:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Freight Office:

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 



If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices

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