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CBP HQ ISSUES RARE DEDUCTIVE VALUE RULING

In an unusual HQ ruling (HQ H260036), CBP recently ruled that an importer of natural and biodegradable additives (such as citric acid and xanthum gum, mainly used in the food industry) must use deductive value as the basis of appraisement for its imported merchandise – instead of transaction value. Despite the fact that the importer […]

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“BIG 9” PASS ON REVIEWING TREK LEATHER

The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear the appeal in United States v. Trek Leather Inc. and Harish Shadadpuri, which involved a corporate officer of a U.S. importer who was found personally liable for gross negligence under the applicable statute by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”). In its widely-discussed […]

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ACE: THE FUTURE IS HERE

The mainframe system used by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) since 1986 to process imports and exports is about to end. The Automated Commercial System (“ACS”) has almost fully transitioned to the new Automated Commercial Environment (“ACE”). CBP will require all importers to begin using ACE on November 1, 2015 for all cargo release […]

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