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  • POST-BREXIT HTS CODES

    QUESTION: My understanding is that in the event of a hard Brexit that the UK will use the same HS classifications as the current EU classifications for imports into the UK, and for duty rates use the WTO MFN duty rates. Does anyone have any different understanding? ========== Answers: ========== This is correct for the […]

  • VENEZUELA BLOCKING

    QUESTION: I’m going cross eyed reading Executive Orders. Is the current status of the Government of Venezuela that it is only subject to the financing restrictions of EO 13808, but is not BLOCKED entirely? ========== Answer: Read 31 CFR 500 for any Treasury questions https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=4544ae6adea84a6f1cda56716c045a46&mc=true&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title31/31cfrv3_02.tpl#0

  • HTS & VALUE FOR DONATIONS

    QUESTION: Does there exist an HTS code or valuation method for defective goods solely for donation? Any suggestions? We have a situation in which a container-full of jackets have quality issues and can’t be sold to the public. The overseas factory we shipping the product directly to the USA-based charity, and we will be importer […]

  • FDA IFE-Import For Export

    QUESTION: I am stumped. If I were to use the FDA’s Import For Export (IFE) program I would use the Intended Use Code of 970.001. One of the mandatory Affirmation of Compliance is LST (Device Listing Number), but the product is not listed with the FDA, so if I do not have an LST, the […]

  • USML FOR CAPACITORS

    QUESTION: 1. Are capacitors that are clearly designed for commercial applications can meet the criteria of ITAR USML Category XI(c)(5), or only capacitors that are specially designed for military applications are controlled under ITAR USML Category XI(c)(5)? This is asked even that ITAR USML Category XI(c)(5) have only technical parameters and not the “specially designed”. […]

  • FILING EEI FOR US TO GUAM SHIPMENTS

    QUESTION: Have a question regarding exporting to Guam. The commodity we are exporting does not require a license but it is over $2500 in value. Are we still required to file EEI. Since Guam is a territory of US. Per 15 CFR 30.2. Are there any special regulation to exporting to Guam. *************** Answers: No. […]

  • New CTPAT MSC

    QUESTION: I was wondering how the membership is preparing for the newly published CTPAT MSC’s. Specifically, I would like to know: • Does anyone already have a template they can share with a statement promoting a culture of security and affirming commitment to supply chain (Section 1.1) • For the cross-functional committee team, what management […]

  • Comments due for List 4

    QUESTION: It is my understanding final comments are due for List 4 by June 17th 2019. Has anyone in the membership submitted comments for previous lists and been successful with the outcome? Is there a special format? Where are the comments sent, etc. Basically, where can I find information or get an example of comments […]

  • AES FILING AND AMENDMENTS

    QUESTION: My company files its own AES export filing. When we file AES, in the Date of Exportation, we put the date that left our warehouse dock. 1) Are we supposed to go back to AES and update the actual date of exportation (exporting out of US) along with the Port of Unlading, Port of […]

  • BROKER EXAM PREP STRATEGIES

    QUESTION: I am looking to take the Oct. 2019 customs broker exam and am not sure how to go about preparing for it. 1. Is a prep course necessary? 2. What does a prep course do for this particular exam as opposed to just studying previous exam questions? 3. What strategies are critical to passing […]

  • BLOCKING ROGUE BROKERS IN ACE

    QUESTION: My company recently had a broker file 2 entries under our importer number without our Power of Attorney. The only way I found out about it was through an ACE report. We also had this happen a few years ago. Is there a way to prevent brokers from erroneously filing entries with our IOR […]