List 4 based on ENTRY DATE

Federal Register Notice has been issued related to when duties will begin for list 4. According to the USTR the duty will be based on THE ENTRY DATE. This means all goods on the water will NOT be exempt from additional tariffs if they arrive on or after September 1st or December 15th depending on… Read more »

SOME Additional Tariffs Delayed

UPDATED (11:34am)—-The USTR just announced they will delay the increase in tariffs on some categories. Some of the items include certain toys, footwear, cell phones and video game consoles. The start date of September 1st has been delayed until at least December 15th. Click here for List4A (effective September 01, 2019) and List 4B (effective… Read more »

List 3 Exemptions

The first round of exemptions for Section 301, List 3 HTS codes has been published. The exclusions are retroactive to September 24, 2018 and will extend for one year after the publication of the notice. Click her to see the 10 specific product descriptions affected. If you are a customer of JWH then I have… Read more »

List 2 Exemptions

On July 31st the USTR published the first round of exemptions for Section 301, List 2 HTS codes. The exclusions are retroactive to August 23, 2018 and will extend for one year after the publication of this notice. FR 84 No. 187 outlines the exemption and the HTS affected. If you are a customer of… Read more »

MPF min/max increase

For a 2nd year in a row the Customs Merchandise Processing Fee minimum and maximum fee will go up. The increase will be at the start of Customs fiscal year – October 1, 2019. The minimum will increase to $26.79 and the maximum will be $519.76. The flat rate for informal entries will be increased… Read more »

YES – It is true, MORE TARIFFS

President Trump announced he will impose an additional 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion dollar of goods from China. These goods are on List 4, and include footwear, clothing, and other goods that have been kept off previous lists. This announcement comes after 2 days of negotiations. Another meeting of negotiators has been scheduled… Read more »

Plastic Hangers Dutiable

In a recent ruling US Customs has reversed it ruling on allowing plastic hangers to be imported duty free as Instruments of International Traffic (IIT). In the past customs determined that the apparel items were made overseas and placed on the hangers for transportation to the United States. Once the apparel items were purchased the… Read more »

More Tariffs…….

I guess President Trump doesn’t want the EU feeling left out so he has threatened to add 89 tariff subheadings to the EU Aircraft Dispute. For those of you not familiar, the US and Europe have a long running dispute over aircraft subsidies given to Airbus(EU) and Boeing(US). This dispute dates back 15 years and… Read more »

Pier Pass Increase

Beginning August 1, 2019 the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) also known as Pier Pass will increase 1.9%. The increase matches the increase in longshore wages and assessment rates which will take place beginning tomorrow. The new rate for a 20 footer will be $32.12 while the rate for a 40 will be $64.24.

Heavy Cargo Restrictions

Due to new draft restrictions put in place by the Panama Canal Authority many carriers are cutting back the amount of cargo they will load on their vessels. If a carrier exceeds the maximum draft they will be stranded at the entrance to the canal until either they can unload some containers or the water… Read more »