WCO Begins Strategic Review of the Harmonized System.Hats off to the World Customs Organization (WCO) for inviting stakeholders from both the public and private sectors to share their experiences and contribute thoughts on how to revitalize the Harmonized System. The “WCO Conference on the future direction of the...
Canada Customs Announces Compliance Verification Targets for 2019 – Post-clearance Audits Reveal HS Classification Error Rate of 67%January is a great time for Canadian Importers. Not because the ice fishing season is in full-swing, but because that’s when the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announces its trade verification priorities for the year. Many commodities from 2018, such as...
Trump Trade Policies Have Revived the Art of Tariff Engineering
In recent months, interest has grown in the work of professionals who spend their days looking for ways to mitigate the negative effects of President Trump’s trade policies – particularly, his predilection for raising tariffs on nearly everything that crosses the U.S. border. U.S. importers can avail themselves of a variety of domestic programs to help reduce or eliminate the new duties.
Has Article 1 of the TFA Become a Casualty of Donald Trump’s Trade War?
In the U.S., President Trump was able to proclaim the imposition of punitive duties on imports of certain steel and aluminum products with the stroke of a pen. Implementing and disseminating the President’s proclamation has not been so simple.