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Three reasons importers should use ACH and Period Monthly Statement

Customs and Border Protection has evolved in the way they accept payments from importers for duties. From requiring checks to be presented attached to entries within ten working days of the date of release, CBP migrated to allowing electronic payments on an entry by entry basis. Today, CBP not only takes those payments electronically, but

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US imposes third round of tariffs on Chinese imports

The US and China are engaged in a trade war adding costs to consumers in both countries.

On Monday, September 17, 2018 President Trump announced that he directed the USTR to proceed with placing additional tariffs on roughly $200 billion of imports from China. Set to take effect on Monday, September 24, 2018 at ten percent and rising to twenty-five percent on January 1, 2019, these tariffs will be applied to 5,745

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Hurricane Florence bears down on the Southeast US

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas, roads and ports are closing down to commercial traffic and allowing only emergency services and supplies to move but soon even that traffic will be halted for safety concerns. This week, our blog is taking a look at how these conditions impact the cargo already waiting and

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Coppersmith celebrates Dion Cheong!

“After 41 years with Coppersmith Global Logistics, Mr. Dion Cheong, our Chief Information Officer, is retiring.  Dion is best known throughout the industry as the staunch supporter of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders, asking the hard questions and offering solutions to keep Coppersmith, and the rest of the brokerage industry, a resource to CBP and

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Second China 301 list official and CBP to begin collection on August 23rd.

The US and China are engaged in a trade war adding costs to consumers in both countries.

The determination by the United States Trade Representative of a Section 301 finding against China has so far yielded three distinct lists of products that the Administration has imposed an additional 25% in duties upon at importation. Regardless of whether these items were dutiable or duty-free, they are subject to an additional 25% duties payable

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Section 301 FAQ’s

CBP has issued a link to the FAQ’s on the Section 301 duties on China. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS –  Frequently asked questions about the Section 301 trade remedies can be found by going to: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/programs-administration/entry-summary/section-301-trade-remedies-be-assessed-certain-products-china-effective-july-6-2018/faqs FOR FURTHER INFORMATION For further information, please refer to the USTR’s Notice of Action and Request for Public Comment Concerning

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Coppersmith celebrates seventy years

At the end of April, Coppersmith Global Logistics celebrated seventy years in business. If you’ve not taken a moment to check out the timeline on our website showing many of the major milestones in our company’s history, please do. Looking back from the founding of the company by my grandmother makes me realize just how

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JFK News: New branch manager, new suite, same building

As we begin the holidays, Coppersmith’s New York office is on the move with several exciting changes taking place this week with both our office location and branch management. JFK Branch Relocation First, we are proud to announce that we have renewed and relocated within the One Cross Island Plaza property. We’ve moved suites –

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Coppersmith attends WCA Americas Regional Meeting in Miami.

(Pictured above L to R: Bobby Shaida, Don Simon and Dion Cheong.) As a proud member of two World Cargo Alliance networks, Coppersmith representatives are in Miami learning about the latest news affecting our global agent partners and are busy meeting with them over the course of two meetings. Held semi-annually in Miami, the WCA

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