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Importing 101: AD and CVD Duties Explained

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Nov 23, 2016 8:53:24 AM

When importing products into the United States, some commodities are subject to Non-Tariff Barriers, which include quotas, licenses, subsidies and additional duties. These barriers are designed to discourage demand of an imported product, protecting domestic producers from foreign competition.

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Topics: Customs Bonds, Customs Duties and Taxes, Antidumping, Countervailing

3 Items Importers Need to Know about the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Oct 19, 2016 9:52:49 AM

The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) is a bill that could provide importers with the opportunity to save on duties if cases are submitted to the USITC (U.S. International Trade Commission) and approved by Congress. The bill resulted in the USITC establishing a web portal for importers to petition to suspend or reduce duties on products that are either not produced in the United States or produced in insufficient quantities. Below are the top three items our team thinks importers should know. 

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Topics: Importing, Customs Duties and Taxes, Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

Import Customs Duties and Taxes 101

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Jun 18, 2015 10:55:24 AM

Customs duties are tariffs or taxes imposed on goods when transported across international borders. The purpose of customs duties and taxes is to control the flow of goods in order to protect each country's economy, residents, jobs and environments. Each product imported into the U.S. has an established duty rate, based on the country of origin and product components. 

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Topics: Importing, Customs Duties and Taxes

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