GEMSTONES MINED IN BURMA PROHIBITED BY PRESIDENT

On July 29, 2008, the President signed into law a bill to prohibit the importation of certain gemstones mined or extracted from Burma (Myanmar). Within 60 days, the U.S. will prohibit the importation of any jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma as well as articles containing such gemstones until such time


AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE PROPOSES TO INCREASE COTTON FEE

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a proposed rule to increase the tax on imported cotton and the cotton of imported products (unless excluded) under the Cotton Research and Promotion Program. The AMS proposes to increase the assessment from $.008267/kg to $.009874/kg. Importers with line items with a value on entry documentation


UPDATE: CHANGES TO ONTARIO UPHOLSTERED AND STUFFED ARTICLES LABELLING REGULATIONS INCLUDING PADDED ARTICLES

Recent changes to the Upholstered and Stuffed articles Regulations, which came into effect July 16, 2008 in Ontario, may require new labels to be affixed to garments containing shoulder pads. The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) are also trying to expand the product range to include


NEW BILL INTRODUCED ENTITLED RECREATIONAL PERFORMANCE OUTERWEAR APPAREL ACT OF 2008

A new bill, H.R. 6483, entitled the Recreational Performance Outerwear Apparel Act of 2008, introduced into the House on July 14, 2008, would provide duty free entry for certain eligible recreational performance outerwear garments. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that

  • Imports of certain

U.S IMPORT DIVISION ‘CIVIC HOLIDAY’ SCHEDULE (EXCLUDING QUEBEC)

Please be advised of the following holiday schedule:

Friday, 1 August 2008

Full Service

Monday, 4 August 2008

No pick up service (excluding Quebec)

(All ground freight picked up on the 1st will be processed on the 5th)

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Full Service

We thank you for your cooperation.

Metro Customs


TRADE GROUPS WARN THAT 10+2 PROGRAM WILL INCREASE COST OF DOING BUSINESS

Forty organizations have signed and sent a letter to Congress urging CBP consideration of a pilot program for the proposed importer security filing (10+2). The trade groups claim complying with the rule would impose financial burdens as well as additional security risks due to delays at foreign ports


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CHINA TEXTILE/APPAREL QUOTAS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2008

According to The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) sources, the quotas imposed on certain China-origin textile and apparel good, pursuant to the U.S.-China Textile Agreement, will end on December 31, 2008. Any over-shipments that are exported in 2008 will be subject to staged entry in 2009.

The following


REMINDER: ALL PRODUCTS MUST BE PROPERLY MARKED WITH ITS COUNTRY OF ORIGIN WHEN ENTERING THE UNITED STATES

This is a reminder that all goods entering the USA must be properly marked according to US regulations. We strongly suggest that importers validate that their suppliers are complying with all applicable labeling regulations, and perform routine inspections of product prior to shipping