Posts by Anthony Nogueras

Section 301 Tariff Eligibility

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RECENTLY UPDATED! Public Comment Period Officially Ends for List 3 of Section 301 Duties The time-frame for implementation of List 3 is uncertain, but most likely will occur in the coming weeks once the Office of the USTR has considered the public comments. If List 2 serves as any indication, the chances of removing a…

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Our Services

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How We Work Evaluate drawback potential for direct and “third party” drawback opportunities. Gather required drawback documentation and/or information from a client’s forwarders and brokers. If possible, we prefer to come to you and gather everything to make the process faster. Perform drawback calculations and key required data elements into our specialized drawback system. Generate…

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Customs Establishes Wine Drawback Parameters

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Customs Headquarters in a long-awaited ruling issued its interpretation related to a provision of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 that addressed the commercial interchangeability of wine for drawback purposes. Section 15421 of the law states—for drawback purposes imported and exported wine will be matched on a color for color basis (e.g. red…

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D. Luther: My Customs Broker Handles That

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It’s common for importers to rely heavily on the services of their customs brokers. Customs brokers are knowledgeable professionals licensed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”). They are “plugged in” to CBP’s computer systems, and get real-time updates on changes to regulations and practices. Brokers do a complicated job with precision and speed. But…

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Understanding The New Drawback Law: The ‘Other’ Problem

The primary liberalization of the duty drawback law passed as part of the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) involved redefining the substitution provision of the drawback law. While this “game-changer” will increase drawback recovery dramatically, the devil, as the saying goes, is in the details. Some background: The substitution method allows a…

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TFTEA Drawback Update: The Day of Reckoning is Upon Us!

This week we enter the transition period from historical drawback regime to the new era promulgated by the TFTEA (Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015 also referred to as the New Drawback Law) which officially becomes operational Saturday, 2/24/18. Alliance staff will begin submitting claims via the new drawback module in ACE on this…

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Customs Transition of Drawback to ACE Under New Regime Delayed

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A 12-year collaborative effort between Customs and Border Protection and the Trade Community resulted in a new drawback statute found in Section 903 of HR 644 enacted as “The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.” The legislation set in motion an extensive and fundamental transformation of the 200-plus-year-old duty minimization strategy known as…

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