Global Affairs Canada issued its notice to importers on the 2016-2017 Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) for Wheat, Barley, Wheat products and Barley products imports, which have become accessible as of August 1, 2016. The 2016-2017 Wheat products and Barley products tariff rate quota (TRQ) opened on August 1, 2016 and attracted a lower duty rate. Once the… Read more : Are you importing wheat, barley and their products into Canada? If so, the Canadian government has new rules you need to know.
Analysts anticipate intermodal traffic and pricing to rebound in the second half of 2016. Increases in imports and consumer spending as well as tightening truckload capacity will all cause increased rail traffic. Additionally, the West Coast is gaining more market share for imports than the East Coast. Since the West Coast is more connected by… Read more : Intermodal Rates Expected to Increase
China has added the United States to the list of countries that require imports to have anti-mosquito treatment. U.S. agriculture exporters will need a Mosquito Eradication Certificate in order to ensure the passage of goods into China. Without this certificate freight has the risk of being quarantined. Shippers worry about the added costs and potential… Read more : Chinese Zika Prevention Efforts
CBP has updated their Valuation Encyclopedia to include customs rulings through 2015. The last update was in 2010. The Valuation Encyclopedia is available at: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2016-Jul/Valuation%20Encyclopedia%20Dec%202015%20final.pdf
CBSA has implemented phase one of its Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project called Accounts Receivable Ledger (ARL). As part of this initiative, CBSA has changed its refund process. Under the ARL, the monthly account statements (K84) have been replaced with a Statement of Account (SOA) which provides a summary of the duties and taxes…. Read more : Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) New Refund Process Effective August 1, 2016
The World Trade Organization has made available three new publications on international trade related to market access information and global statistics. “WTO improves visibility of government procurement information” (https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news16_e/gpro_22jul16_e.htm) “WTO launches new annual statistical publication” (https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news16_e/stat_21jul16_e.htm), and “”WTO launches new World Trade Outlook Indicator” (https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news16_e/rese_08jul16_e.htm)
U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is increasing its enforcement efforts and targeting Importers it suspects may have compliance deficiencies. Contact CBP by email, telephone call or in writing. Letters may include the subject line of “Distribution of Informed Compliance Publications and Other Informative Documents”. If such letter or contact is made, it may be… Read more : Informed Compliance Letters to Importers Suspected of Compliance Deficiencies