Entries by Herb Cochran

Court decision closes loophole for China goods exported to U.S. (Customs FAQ)

“The U.S. Department of Commerce imposed countervailing and anti-dumping duties (19 U.S.C. 1671) on the importation of solar cells and modules, laminates, and/or panels, containing solar cells imported or sold for importation from China. In defining the class or kind of merchandise within the scope of the orders, Commerce used a new test, rather than

SGS accredited as a 3rd Party Certifying Body for FDA and FSMA in Vietnam (Food Safety FAQ)

SGS has been accredited for two FDA programs under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) and Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). These two programs allow expedited entry through Customs into the USA for Vietnamese food facilities/exporters certified under these programs.

Server power cords and plugs suppliers to shift production out of China

TAIPEI — U.S. technology companies, concerned that server power cords and plugs could be used by China to access sensitive data, have asked Taiwanese suppliers to shift production of these components out of the mainland. Lite-On Technology, whose customers include Dell EMC, HP and IBM, is building a new factory in Taiwan to manufacture power

Vietnam Transportation Infrastructure Feasibility Study (HCMC, Aug 2009)

Executive Summary.  The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) provided grant support to Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) to conduct the “Vietnam Transportation Logistics Feasibility Study”. The objectives of the study are to profile the existing processes, information systems and infrastructure for handling import and export containerized cargo, and to make recommendations for future improvements to reduce the