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New Customs HQ Directive on Filing Post-Importation Duty Preference Claims

New Customs HQ Directive on Filing Post-Importation  Duty Preference Claims

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Headquarters has issued a new directive setting forth which specific procedural mechanism must be used to make a post-importation claim for duty free or reduced duty treatment under various preferential tariff programs and free trade agreements.  Most significantly, where duty free treatment was not claimed at the time of entry, the directive states that a protest will not be an acceptable method for later claiming a duty refund.

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Customs Proposes to Revoke / Modify Sixty-Seven “Costume” Rulings

In a Notice published in the Customs Bulletin of July 2, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has proposed to revoke or modify sixty-seven rulings (issued from 2004 to 2009) in which a host of costumes had been held to be eligible for duty-free treatment by virtue of their classification within Heading 9505, HTS (covering “Festive, carnival or other entertainment articles, including magic tricks and practical joke articles”).

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Antidumping and countervailing duty petitions filed on Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People's Republic of China

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June 3, 2014

Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People's Republic of China

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Prepare for the October 2014 Customs Broker License Exam – Live class in Los Angeles

Los Angeles partner Erik Smithweiss teaches a class in Los Angeles to prepare for the Customs Broker Exam.  Class starts July 21, 2014. 

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