Reliance on Compliance

U.S. Government Issues Warning to Businesses to Abandon Supply Chains Connected to China’s Xinjiang Region   As concerns over crimes against humanity in the Xinjiang region of China continue to rise, the U.S. government is intensifying its efforts to persuade businesses to abandon supply chains connected to the region.  Harsher and broader warnings about conducting […]

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has penalized a U.S. importer for importing goods made with forced labor.  The $575,000 penalty against stevia sweetener importer, Pure Circle U.S.A., Inc. is the first penalty issued since the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 tightened restrictions on imports made with forced labor. CBP states that […]

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Some Chinese exporters are going to extreme lengths to dodge tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration. The Department of Homeland Security has fined several companies for routing goods through Cambodia in an effort to dodge tariffs on Chinese imports.  The goods were exported via a Chinese-owned special economic zone in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.  According to the […]

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In today’s ambiguous trade environment brought about by the Trump Administration’s trade war with China and the increased tariffs on steel and aluminum with Canada, Mexico, and the European Union, it is important for U.S. Importers and Exporters to ensure that the correct tariff classifications are assigned to their products in order to reduce costs. […]

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