New APHIS-core ACE filing

The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) announced that USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) is going live with electronic filing in ACE. Now, APHIS can be filed electronically through the Customs ACE system, and soon it will be mandatory.

Learn more at the APHIS website,

The APHIS ACE Team is ready and available to work with you. Email the ACE Team at

Frequently asked questions can be found here.

New duty on importing Chinese flooring

Attention flooring importers!

Chinese flooring manufacturers found “dumping” flooring to the U.S. with their very low prices for flooring destined to the U.S. American flooring companies had sued for higher duties (anti-dumping duties) to be placed against certain Chinese imports due to these unfair, low prices, and were successful. The U.S. put into effect an antidumping law that imposes an extra duty to some Chinese imports.

For more information, read Bloomberg Law’s article here.

Importers: ensure your entries are filed as antidumping if this applies to your product. Using CustomsNow, our clients have the ability to query both country/HTS combinations to confirm dumping duties. Learn more here.