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CBSA Postpones Duty Payments Until June 2020

The Canada Border Services Agency announces extensions of timeframes for duty payments as response to COVID-19. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently announced that in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the timeframe for the payment of duties and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been extended to June 30. Debts due on […]

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90-Day Reprieve on US Import Duty for Qualified Importers

Sunday, April 19: The Trump administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a 90-day extension on the payment of certain estimated duties, taxes and fees to help those importers that have suffered significant financial hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The 90-day exemption applies to formal entries of merchandise entered, or withdrawn […]

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COVID-19 and the Impact on U.S. Trade

The COVID-19 Cargo Resolution Team is Coordinating Imports of Medical Supplies and PPE, as FEMA Issues New Rules on Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources The COVID-19 pandemic is having a considerable impact on the trade of medical products needed for testing, treatment and prevention of the virus. As the pandemic spreads worldwide, with millions of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bill Methenitis joins the team

Charter Brokerage is pleased to announce that Bill Methenitis has joined the Charter team as International Trade Counsel. Bill has recently retired after 15 years as a principal at Ernst & Young, where for the past seven years he was the global leader of EY’s Global Trade practice. Bill will be working with Charter on […]

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