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Aug
9
2018
Industry-Wide News



Third Quarter Newsletter 2018
 
  • Topics included on this issue

  • Important Dates and upcoming Deadlines 2018 
  • Section 301 Duties Trade remedies Frequently Asked Questions
  • Merchandise Processing Fee minimum and maximum having an increase due to COBRA Fees Adjustment 
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Shipping rush ahead of new tariffs between the U.S. and China
  • Dr. Steven Dillingham, White House Pick to Lead the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Expanded Flexibility for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries

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Aug
8
2018
Industry-Wide News

UPDATE on Section 301 List 2: USTR Finalizes Second Tranche of Tariffs on Chinese Products in Response to China’s Unfair Trade Practices effective August 23rd

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Jul
17
2018
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
Attached please find a brief summary of Calexico CBP/SAT Working Group-Binational Meeting held on Thursday July 12th, 2018

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Jul
12
2018
Industry-Wide News

San Luis International Freight Services, LLc. atraves del oficio 110-06-02-00-00-2018-06404 girado por la oficina del SAT el dia 27 de Junio, 2018. recibe la certificacion de empresa bajo la modalidad de Operador Economico Autorizado (OEA) y Socio Comercial Certificado (SCC). 

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Jul
12
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers:
 
This is to inform that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released on Tuesday statements regarding action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. He stated that as a result of China’s retaliation and failure to change its practices, the President ordered USTR to begin the process of imposing tariffs of 10 percent ad valorem on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports. He stated this is an appropriate response under the authority of Section 301 to obtain the elimination of China’s harmful industrial policies

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Jul
3
2018
Calexico, CA

Dear Friends and Customers,

We encourage you to actively participate in the upcoming CBP / SAT Working Group - Binational Meeting which will be held:

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Jun
21
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
As part of our Supply Chain Security Customer Education Program, attached please find our second quarterly C-TPAT notice for 2018. This edition relates to “Shipping Security”.
 
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
 
Sincerely,
 
Hector Gracia
R.L. Jones Customhouse Brokers
Ph (760) 357-3177 x 130
www.rljones.com

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Jun
21
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of products imported from China that will be subject to additional tariffs as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual property.   

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Jun
20
2018
Jun
5
2018
Industry-Wide News

 

INCREASED DUTIES ON CERTAIN U.S. (AND OTHER) ORIGIN PRODUCTS

 

Today, Mexico published in the Diario Oficial (Mexico's equivalent to the U.S. Federal Register), its retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. decision last week to impose Sec. 232 duties on Mexican origin steel and aluminum.  Importantly, the new Mexican duties do NOT apply to IMMEX (maquiladora) transactions - only to "definitive" imports (akin to "consumption entries" in the United States). 

 

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Jun
5
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
We have noticed an increased number of CBP audits for steel and aluminum products imported into the U.S.A.  For steel or aluminum imports under section 232, we would like to provide clarification on what determines the country of origin under Presidential Proclamation 232

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May
31
2018
Industry-Wide News

Dear Friends and Customers,
 
As we have previously informed, Section 232 for Steel mill and aluminum articles, as specified in the Presidential Proclamations has had several updates on Countries to be included or excluded, as Presidential proclamations arise. Below is an update for Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles:

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May
22
2018
Industry-Wide News

 

Monday, May 28th, 2018. Commercial Facility will be open under regular hours of operation.

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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
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