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 […]

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 […]

Drawback Trade Community Wins Key Court Case

Duty Drawback Court Case

Case History The Trade Facilitation and Simplification Act of 2016 (known by its acronym TFTEA) significantly liberalized, and sought to simplify the export incentive program referred to as duty drawback. The statute mandated a two-year implementation period to allow Customs sufficient time for rulemaking and the programming changes (drawback filing was stilled mired in Customs’ […]

Understanding The New Drawback Law: The “Other” Problem

New Drawback Law - Other

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 […]

Customs Establishes Wine Drawback Parameters

Wine Duty Drawback

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 […]

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

TFTEA Drawback Update

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 […]