Logo Loading


Stay updated on the current events that pertain to you and your business, at Charter we don’t just file claims; we shape laws and mold the industry

Settling into TFTEA drawback

In a recent article for American Shipper, Michael Cerny, chief legal officer for Charter Brokerage, explains how filing for a duty refund with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has become more efficient as filers become more familiar with the types of duty drawback and the new requirements for filing claims electronically. “We are seeing […]

Read More

Michael V. Cerny Joins Charter Brokerage

Charter Brokerage LLC announced today that Michael V. Cerny has joined Charter as Chief Legal Officer. Bobby Waid, CEO of Charter Brokerage said, “Michael is an acknowledged expert in many areas of Customs, in particular duty drawback. I had the privilege of working with Michael and the Trade Support Network (TSN), legislators and staffers over […]

Read More

ACE Drawback and the Harbor Maintenance Tax

Despite unease over Trump’s section 301 tariff disputes between the United States and China, Charter Brokerage is still successfully finding drawback refunds for their clients. Though some companies are hesitant to invest in an overall environment of uncertainty, Charter is ever aware of changing trade policies and still taking advantage of drawback opportunities. The Quarterly […]

Read More

Proactive Steps to Guide You Through the Trade Wars

The Trade Wars have been on everyone’s mind ever since President Trump said that a 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of goods would go into effect on Sept 1. The constant discussion of tariffs, changing trade policy and an overall environment of uncertainty are leading many companies to take a “wait and see” approach to investment […]

Read More

Chinese Tariff Update

With the U.S. China Trade War escalating, increased tariffs on imports and exports are affecting much more than just petroleum and steel. After determining that China was not fulfilling their end of the initial Section 301 agreement and using unfair trade practices, President Trump has increased tariffs for List III Chinese products from 10% to […]

Read More

US Plans to End Preferential Trade Program for India and Turkey

In the latest push by the Trump administration to equalize what it considers to be unfair international trade relationships, the administration moved to end trade benefits to India and Turkey. On Monday, March 4, 2019, U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) Robert Lighthizer announced that India and Turkey would no longer qualify under the Generalized System of […]

Read More