TOMATO AGREEMENT WITH MEXICO SIGNED

03/05/2013 9:27:59 AM Tom Karst/The Packer   A new suspension agreement has been signed by Mexican tomato growers and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The deal, announced in a press release March 4 from the Commerce Department, suspends the antidumping duty investigation of fresh tomatoes…

SIMPLIFIED ENTRY PROCESS ANNOUNCED

Washington – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces the delivery of the first phase of Cargo Release, known as Simplified Entry, in the Automated Commercial Environment. Simplified Entry provides importers with the chance to file a streamlined set of data earlier in the filing process…

CBP TO INCREASE LIQUIDATED DAMAGES ASSESSMENTS

  In recent discussions with the International Trade Surety Association (ITSA) and Customs Surety Executive Committee (CSEC), CBP stated that they are mandating a significant change to the calculation of final mitigation on liquidated damage claims (LD) when petitions are untimely. Click here to view…

MEXICO OPENS TRADE WITH CHINA

MEXICO CITY — Mexico this week made good on a trade deal with China – inked 10 years ago when China joined the World Trade Organization – by slashing tariffs on more than 200 Chinese goods. Mexico’s native shoe, textile, toy and other industries will…

CBP POST 2011 TRADE NUMBERS AND SEIZURES

CBP’s 2011 Fiscal Year in Review (Monday, December 12, 2011) contacts for this news release Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released year-end data on fiscal year (FY) 2011 border enforcement and management efforts, highlighting trends that reflect the Administration’s ongoing commitment…

MEXICO LIFTS TARIFFS ON U.S. GOODS

Effective Oct. 21 Mexico has lifted the remaining 50% of the sanctions it had levied against imports of 99 U.S. products in retaliation for Washington’s failure to comply with a NAFTA requirement that the U.S. allow Mexican long-haul trucks to operate in the U.S. The…

Demystifying U.S. Export Controls in the World of Textile, Apparel and Footwear

By Melissa Miller Proctor See Ms. Miller’s contact information below for any follow up questions or further advise. There is a very common misconception held by many U.S. textile/apparel and footwear companies that the mysterious world of export controls is the exclusive domain of high technology…