Monthly Archives: July 2015

Instructions for GSP Eligible Refunds

Customs has finally published their instructions for processing refunds of duties on entries that are eligible under the re-authorization of GSP. Contrary to some earlier statements from Customs, the refunds WILL be automatically processed by Customs assuming that your customs … Continue reading

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Port of Oakland Seeing Increased Delays

We saw signs of trouble last week and it should be of no surprise that the port of Oakland is seeing increased congestion coming back from the July 4th holiday weekend. For the third year in a row, the July … Continue reading

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Pier Pass – Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) Increase as of August 1, 2015 for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

The West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement (WCMTOA) announced last week that they will be increasing the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF), also known to many as a Pier Pass fee, beginning August 1, 2015. The updated TMF will be as … Continue reading

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Expect Port Delays as We Start the July 4th Weekend

I mentioned earlier in the week that the terminals at the port of Oakland will be open on Friday, July 3rd. Unfortunately, they will for the most part (limited steamship lines will open for availability at Ports America) not be … Continue reading

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GSP Finally Renewed!

Good news for importers from GSP eligible countries, President Obama signed into law the reinstatement of GSP earlier this week. The formal renewal date of GSP will be July 29, 2015. It will be retroactive to July 31, 2013. Those … Continue reading

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