CBP offers classification and valuation assistance program to U.S. exporters

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will provide technical assistance to help U.S. exporters resolve issues involving tariff classification and customs valuation treatment by other customs administrations. Read more

FAQ: What is the process for ratification and entry into force after the TPP signing on Feb 4, 2016?

Question: My question is about the TPP going forward: now that all basic agreements are done in October, and the TPP agreement signed, the TPP has to be passed by each congress/parliament/national assembly in order to go into effect. What is the process? Read more

FAQ: $300 million to support agricultural trade between the U.S. and Southeast Asia in 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces the availability of the $300 million credit guarantees for sales of U.S. agricultural commodities for export to Southeast Asia in 2016.

FAQ: What is the process for ratification and entry into force of TPP?

Question: My question is about the TPP going forward: now that all basic agreements are done, the TPP has to be passed by each congress/parliament/national assembly in order to go into effect. What is the process? Read more

FAQ: How can textiles and apparel companies prepare for TPP?

Government officials negotiate the framework of preferential trade agreements. It is up to the business associations and the companies to prepare for and negotiate the actual business deals that create trade. As the TPP nears conclusion, companies need to prepare for the opportunities in the new business environment. One thing to keep in mind is that “Free Trade Agreements” are preferential trade agreements for the member countries, and products must meet “rules or origin” in order to qualify for the benefits of lower import duties.

Below is a brief framework for textiles and apparel companies to start planning for the TPP environment. Read more

FAQ: What is the potential impact of TPP on Vietnam’s economy?

The most authoritative study was done by Professor Peter Petri of Brandeis University and the Peterson Institute. The study will be updated as soon as the TPP has been finalised and made public, so that the exact terms will be known. Click the below links for details. Read more

FAQ: How to determine U.S. import duty rates

CBP makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is, not the importer. The Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) provides duty rates for virtually every item that exists. The HTS is a reference manual that is the size of an unabridged dictionary.

Experts spend years learning how to properly classify an item in order to determine its correct duty rate. For instance, you might want to know the rate of duty of a wool suit. A classification specialist will Read more

FAQ: MBA Visits to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Question: As part of the Executive MBA program, we have a study abroad trip each year. We are exploring the option of taking the students to Vietnam. Would you be able to set up a program of corporate visit(s) and a visit AmCham to hear about the work that you do? Read more

FAQ: Can I get information about AmCham companies?

Question: Our client authorized us to perform business reputation due diligence with respect  to a prospective local partner in Vietnam as well as the Chairman of the company.  This will help our client to assess company’s reputation for business compliance. Please take a few moments to complete the assessment. Read more

FAQ: How can I find a list of U.S “Process Verified” suppliers of meats and poultry?

Question: Do you know who is importing frozen chicken drum sticks? Or should I contact the US Deptartment of Agriculture? My client  is interested in purchasing direct from a U.S. supplier.  Or, if there is an importer/distributor that has established relationships with U.S. suppliers, maybe that would be more efficient. Do you have a list of importers/distributors of USA poultry? Read more