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FEBRUARY TRADE NEWS UPDATE

[DETROIT, Michigan– FEBRUARY [1], 2021]

Cavalry Logistics has been operating as a Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder for over Thirty Years. We are experts in International Trade. Below are a few updates from the industry.


What’s New With Classification?

All products that are imported or exported must be classified according to those countries regulations. A Tariff code identifies your product with the customs authority that you are dealing with. The tariff code not only identifies your product, but it is also what customs uses to assess duty and tax. Customs uses this code to identify the threat that your product imposes to commerce. This also helps the officers to identify if any other government agencies will need to review your product for import or export.

            First you will need a copy of the HTS book that can be found here: https://hts.usitc.gov/current There are tools available to help assist you in finding the correct classification. The Explanatory Notes published by the World Trade Organization provides guidance on how you should consider your product for classification. You can also refer to binding rulings that customs has published for similar articles. This can be found on the CROSS website: https://rulings.cbp.gov/home.

            Unless you are very well versed in classification it is highly recommended that you work with your customs broker to ensure that the proper classification is used. If a mistake is made customs can issue penalties and review up to five years’ worth of entries.


CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0112-negative-covid-19-air-passengers.html


U.K. Businesses Drowning in Red Tape Under Brexit Border Rules

While the mile-long lines of trucks have dissipated at ports, U.K. businesses are waking up to less visible forms of friction at the border with the European Union that may cause more enduring damage

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-12/u-k-businesses-drowning-in-red-tape-under-brexit-border-rules


FDA Announces Refresh of Import Office and Ports of Entry Point of Contact Webpage

https://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USDHSCBP-2b6bbe0?wgt_ref=USDHSCBP_WIDGET_2


US importers still dependent on China sourcing in a pinch

Under pressure from an unexpected second-half surge in demand, US importers turned to core production sources in China as the urgency of not missing orders outweighed additional tariff and manufacturing costs.

https://www.joc.com/maritime-news/us-importers-still-dependent-china-sourcing-pinch_20210204.html



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