What’s Your Guess?

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Here is a question from a recent Customs Broker exam. Take a guess. Non brokers please.

Importations of switchblade knives is permissible by 15 U.S.C 1244 if:

A. The importation is pursuant to a contract with a branch of the State Militia.

B. The importation is destined for a specific member or employee in a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States specifically for personal pleasure off-duty use.

C. The importation of the switchblade knives have a blade not exceeding 6 inches in length.

D. The entry will contain, among other documents, a declaration in duplicate stating that the switchblade knife has a blade not exceeding 3 inches in length and is possessed by and is being transported on the person of an individual who has only one arm.

E. The entry will contain, among other documents, a declaration in duplicate stating that the switchblade knife has a blade not exceeding 6 inches in length.

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Chad Wegscheider on LinkedIn

Why are trucking companies failing? Why is it so hard finding a reliable carrier in today’s world?

Great question Chad and your points are valid. I don’t think loyalty is really a factor though. Trucking became a commodity starting with deregulation in the 1980s. Carriers compete on price and yet must provide better service as demanded by the market. Raising their rates risks losing market share. Labor costs are the biggest input so wages are kept down and there are very few unionized carriers remaining to negotiate. Advantage shippers. 

Seriously, what is ECCN?

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Exporters, do you know how to determine your ECCN (Export Control Classification Number)? While it is true that many exported commodities can be designated EAR 99 and NLR (No License Required), it is important to first check for an ECCN. The correct ECCN is necessary in order to determine if a license is required for your shipments.

There are three ways to determine ECCN: 1) self classify, 2) consult manufacturers of commodities, 3) request a classification by BIS.

Here is a link to the CCL (Commerce Control List) Index which is a good place to start:

https://lnkd.in/gi4iFCu

If you need help contact mitch@adhoclogistics.com

Canada Customs Tariff

Posted on LinkedIn today…

My previous post reported that the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTUS) was updated on 7/1/2019. Canada Border Services Agency has also updated their Customs Tariff 2019 effective 7/1.

Harmonized Tariff Updated

The United States International Trade Commission has updated the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. This revised edition of the 2019 Harmonized Tariff Schedule is effective July 1, 2019.

It is a good business practice to review your codes at least once or twice per year to make sure you are in compliance. For help with your codes contact mitch@adhoclogistics.com