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Air rates are stabilizing

Our customers are being impacted by the volatility of air cargo rates as congestion in China and a lack of passenger flights obliterate air capacity. We are seeing that the specialty types of merchandise that we handle that is not personal protective equipment (PPE) is not getting the air freight space and because the flights

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Coppersmith update for April

During these tumultuous times of business uncertainty, our offices continue to remain open with many employees diligently working to keep your cargo moving despite the daily issues that come with operating in logistics during a pandemic.  We have in place a dedicated team, strict protective measures and years of experience all working together to ensure

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IPATA 40th Anniversary conference success

Earlier this month in Chicago, Coppersmith had a four-person strong delegation in attendance at the 40th anniversary IPATA Conference which was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago. Coppersmith is proud to have been a gold sponsor of the event which drew attendees from all over the world to discuss the issues of safe

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American Airlines turns to Coppersmith for pet clearances

Coppersmith Global Logistics are proud to announce that American Airlines Cargo has contracted with us to provide customs clearance services for pets arriving from international origins. If a passenger does not already have a nominated customs broker, American Airlines will collect the necessary information and remit it to Coppersmith Global Logistics to prepare for the

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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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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 duties from China – Three lists and an escape hatch

Following the determination that China has been acting unfairly in their trade dealings with the United States, the US Trade Representative took action and published a list of more than 1300 HTS numbers that would be subject to an additional 25% duty. After public hearings and a comment period, that list came into force on

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US, China, trade retaliatory trade actions

Today, June 15th, the Office of the US Trade Representative announced that beginning July 6th, CBP would  collect 25% duty on a list of just over 1100 HTS numbers from China. The agency produced its first list at the end of April and after hearings and public comment, removed several hundred numbers from the list.

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Memorial Day 2018: ISF cut-offs and office closure.

Please note the following cut-off dates for the receipt of ISF information to submit to CBP: Vessel loading: 5/25 – ISF due 5/22 Vessel loading 5/26 – 5/29: ISF due 5/23 Vessel loading 5/30 – ISF due 5/24 Vessel loading 5/31 – ISF due 5/25 Vessel landing 6/1 – ISF due 5/29 In observance of

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