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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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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It’s fireworks season (all year long)!

Fireworks is an exciting industry that Coppersmith is proud to be affiliated with.  Our Dallas branch alone has over 18 years brokerage experience in helping  fireworks importers clear their 1.4g Consumer and 1.3g Display fireworks shipments through U.S. Customs into the United States. Coppersmith has earned recognition and gratefully acknowledge the referrals received by our

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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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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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Trade actions and agreements – Where are we today?

It is the beginning of April, 2018, and the United States has a number of active trade initiatives that are underway. Some are commodity based, like steel and aluminum, others are bilateral, such as the escalating tariff-for-tat with China, while others are more outcome focused on issues like the Korea – U.S. Free Trade Agreement

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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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