ICPA Summer Conference 2021

ICPA 2021 Summer Conference

Come join Alliance, a Global ICPA Partner, July 25-28 in Orlando, FL at the ICPA Summer Conference. The ICPA is an amazing organization and provides networking opportunities as well as educational and professional resources to the global trade compliance community. Speaking sessions, networking and “virtual booths” are available to attendees that cannot make it, but […]

Section 301 Duties Are Drawback Eligible

Section 301 Duties Drawback Eligible

Section 301 tariff duties have greatly impacted U.S. Companies since their inception by the Trump Administration in mid 2018, affecting an estimated $500 billion in imported goods from China into the United States. This exponential increase in duties has left many Companies scrambling for solutions to mitigate these China tariff duties. Reevaluating classifications and product […]

Drawback Import and Export Matching Methods

Duty Drawback Matching

Is recoverable duty being left on the table? Drawback matching methods can drastically change the recovery landscape of a company’s duty drawback program. It’s a common misconception that in order for a duty paid import to be drawback eligible, the very same imported product must be exported. While that is true to an extent, there […]

ICPA Spring Conference 2021

ICPA Spring Conference 2021

Mark your calendars! Alliance Drawback Services will be attending and presenting at the ICPA (International Compliance Professionals Association) Spring Conference in San Antonio, TX, March 28-31, 2021. This conference provides a wealth of educational information to the trade community – presented by industry leaders. If you are involved in Import/Export Compliance or Operations, Supply Chain […]

TFTEA Has Dramatically Changed The Playing Field

Duty Drawback TFTEA change

The Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2016 (known by its acronym TFTEA) dramatically changed the playing field for drawback claimants. The more significant changes include: A substantial liberalization of the rules for matching imports and exports for drawback purposes under the Substitution drawback provision. Specifically, the new rules eliminated the need to match at […]

New Duty Drawback Regime Greatly Benefits Titanium Industry

TFTEA Titanium HTS Substitution

The Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2016 (known by its acronym TFTEA) profoundly altered the tariff mitigation strategy commonly referred to as duty drawback refunds. The amendment of the Tariff Act represented the culmination of a nearly 12-year collaboration between the Trade Community and Customs and Border Protection in an effort to simplify the […]

TFTEA Transition Update: Joint Customs and Drawback Trade Community Working Group

TFTEA Transition Update

Members of the AAEI and NCBFAA (trade compliance organizations) Drawback Committees, Alliance included, met with CBP Drawback Officials in Virginia in late August to review outstanding issues with TFTEA drawback and ACE drawback filings. The CBP contingent consisted of national-level Customs officials from the Office of Trade Commercial Operations as well as attorneys from Regulations […]

Understanding Multiple Party Drawback

Multiple Party Drawback

The drawback regulations (found in 19 CFR 190) allow for the transfer of drawback rights when the importer and exporter of record are not the same entity. While either entity can submit the drawback claim to Customs (referred to as the drawback claimant), the drawback regulations grant the exporter the first right to submit the […]

Section 301 Tariff Eligibility

301 China Tariff

Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the US Trade Representative’s Office, under the direction of the Trump Administration, initiated an investigation to determine whether China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable, unjustifiable, or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce. The resulting Section 301 […]