News & Events

China: Textile and Apparel Monitoring Program, Update

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

The International Trade Commission has initiated an investigation, entitled \\\”Textile and Apparel Imports from China: Statistical Reports,\\\” pursuant to a request by the House Ways and Means Committee to collect and report data on Chinese textile and apparel imports. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rangel asked for this \\\”textile monitoring program\\\” due to concerns […]

Ways and Means Chair Asks ITC for a “Textile Monitoring Program” for Chinese Textiles and Apparel

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rangel has sent a letter to the International Trade Commission asking it to collect data on Chinese textile and apparel imports, and report this data back to the Committee on a regular basis. Concern over Possible Import Surge After China’s Quotas End on Dec 31st Rangel has asked for […]

NEW MANDATORY CPSC CERTIFICATES OF CONFORMITY-UPDATE

Friday, October 10th, 2008

New, more detailed information is available. For a copy, please contact c.spoto@albawheelsup.com.

Plant/Plant Product Import Declaration: Update

Friday, October 10th, 2008

If you would like updated, more detailed information on the Plant/Plant Product Import Declaration, please contact me at c.spoto@albawheelsup.com.

NEW MANDATORY CPSC CERTIFICATES OF CONFORMITY

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

New import requirements for consumer goods will take effect Nov. 12 as a result of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which became law Aug. 14. Beginning on that date manufacturers and importers must certify in writing that products being imported for warehousing and/or consumption conform with the rules, bans, regulations or standards […]

Update: Plant/Plant Products Import Declaration

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Customs and Agriculture recently have indicated, but not formally, that: 1. It is likely they will back a phase in of the law, which may take the following scheduling: A. Voluntary compliance from the start date (December 15) through April 1, 2009 B. Beginning April 2009: Declaration required for items that are \\\”obviously\\\” (not yet […]

Textile and Apparel Groups Ask U.S. for China Monitoring Program

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Textile and Apparel Groups Ask U.S. for China Monitoring Program September 19, 2008 Textile and apparel groups from 17 countries recently asked the U.S. to implement an import monitoring program for China beginning Jan. 1, 2009, the date on which existing U.S. safeguard quotas on shipments from China expire. The Bush administration currently maintains such […]

Antidumping Duty on Steel Wire Garment Hangers

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Antidumping Duty on Steel Wire Garment Hangers September 15, 2008 The price of wire hangers from China is going to remain high. By a vote of 6-0, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made a final affirmative injury determination in the antidumping case on steel wire garment hangers from China. As a result of the […]

IMPORT DECLARATION-PLANT & PLANT PRODUCTS

Monday, September 15th, 2008

U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION IMPORT DECLARATION FOR PLANT AND PLANT PRODUCTS, INCLUDING TIMBER, TIMBER PRODUCTS, AND TEXTILES, BECOMES EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 15, 2008 The Lacey Act, (16 U.S.C. § 3371 et seq.), (the \\\\\\\”Act\\\\\\\”) was originally passed in 1900 as an anti-trafficking statute intended to protect wildlife and plants. Passed in May of 2008, and […]

First Sale-Update

Friday, September 12th, 2008

UPDATE! CUSTOMS HAS NOW POSTED THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR “FIRST SALE” DECLARATION FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME AUGUST 20, 2008 TO PRESENT. ANY IMPORTER WHO HAD US FILE THEIR ENTRIES AS “FIRST SALE” VALUE NEEDS TO CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY. THANK YOU