Miscellaneous

MISCELLANEOUS

  • LOGGING HTS CHANGES

    QUESTION: The company that I work for is researching more effective ways to track and log classification changes. Typically, once we identify a misclassified SKU, we search for similar SKUs, make corrections accordingly, and follow up with any post-entry work if necessary. The spreadsheets related to classification changes are saved within folders on our shared […]

  • Tracking of IIT Instruments of International Traffic

    QUESTION: We frequently ship reusable plastic trays produced in the U.S. that contain our product protected in foam compartments. The empty plastic trays return separately. How do you track the imports/exports? What verbiage does your shipper use to instruct the freight forwarder/carrier? Are there any requirements to track each individual tray (by serial number, etc.)? […]

  • Shipping High Value

    QUESTION: This is more of a logistics issue than compliance but I am hoping someone can help me. We ship high value gold, silver and platinum shipments to and from Canada and the US. Our courier has stated they will no longer pickup any shipment valued at over 250K for the safety of their drivers. […]

  • Encryption Questionnaire

    QUESTION: Does anyone have an encryption questionnaire they are currently using and would like to share? I’d like to compare what we have. %%%%%%%%%% ANSWER: Hello, Attached is the ENC Questionnaire that we are using to classify encryption products. https://www.icpainc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2019-Encryption-Questionnaire-Template.pdf %%%%%%%%%% This is how we used to do it back “in the olden days”, but […]

  • MOVING COMPLIANCE FROM SUPPLY CHAIN

    QUESTION: I recall seeing a poll somewhere that in the last 10 years Trade Compliance has been making a move out of Supply Chain and into other departments. Looking for the membership to share how they’ve been able to get Trade Compliance OUT of Supply Chain and into Legal, Audit, Finance, etc. What arguments did […]

  • USPPI / FPPI AUTHORIZATIONS

    QUESTION: We have a routed transaction and there is a valid POA on file between the FPPI and their US forwarder. The FPPI provides authorization to their forwarder and to the USPPI that says the AES filing can be made under the USPPI’s EIN number instead of the FPPI’s. This “authorization” circumvents the need for […]

  • HR question for TC HR experts and recruiters

    QUESTION: We hired someone for a US compliance role, US Compliance Specialist. Advised verbally that the role would “support” other import sites globally. This global support and activity was never put into the job description. This US compliance role has evolved to spending more time on the other sites in other countries. The title was […]

  • ARRA Buy American and 52.225-11 BUY AMERICAN–CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS UNDER TRADE AGREEMENTS

    QUESTION: My questions are regarding the difference between the ‘ARRA Buy American’ and the ‘52.225-11 BUY AMERICAN–CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS UNDER TRADE AGREEMENTS (OCT 2016)’. 1. Are the ARRA Buy American provisions still active, or has this been dissolved? It looks like more funding was added to keep it going. 2. Are ARRA Buy American and 52225-11 […]

  • JORDAN TRADE ZONES

    QUESTION: What is the benefit of using one of these zones in Jordan for importing into the US to receive duty-free treatment, if the goods still need to have 35% local value content just as they would need in any event to qualify for duty-free treatment under the the Jordan-US FTA? ========== Answer: For clarification, […]

  • DROP SHIP SCENARIO

    QUESTION: Our US Customer would like to place an order with our US Company for goods that can only be produced in our GB facility (the customer is the design authority not my company). They would like us to order it from GB and have it turned over to their freight forwarder to handle the […]

  • DE MINIMIS AND ENTITY LIST

    QUESTION: We manufacturer an EAR99 scientific device that will be incorporated by a foreign company into a large research system to be sold to someone on the Entity List. The value of our component is <10% of the total value and is not listed on § 734.4 De minimis U.S. content exclusions. At first, I […]

  • CHAMBERIZED CERT OF ORIGIN

    QUESTION: Have had a couple inquiries from our German customer asking for a chamberized certificate of origin. We understand that such a form is not required to import our goods to Germany, rather the customer is asking for it since their middle east customer needs it. (so not a drop shipment from the US to […]