The Brexit Transition Period is Coming to an End


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The Brexit Transition period ends on December 31st 2020. As of January 1st 2021, the United Kingdom of Great Britain (UK) officially leaves the European Union (EU). Tradewin has identified some key areas that traders need to prepare for when the UK becomes a third country to the EU. These key areas need to be considered regardless if there is an agreement between the EU and the UK, as formalities at the borders will need to be completed.

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Topics: Europe, HS Classification

Customs Valuation - Award for Excellence


In a recent competition regarding Customs Valuation, hosted by the Customs Valuation and Classification Institute under Korea Customs Services, our Tradewin Korea team won an Excellence Award.

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Topics: Asia, HS Classification

Classifying Apparel into the U.S. - The Devil is in the Details


The other night I was watching The Devil Wears Prada, one of my favorite movies. The best character is, of course, Miranda Priestly (played by Meryl Streep, in a role which is rumored to be based on real-life Vogue editor-in-chief, Dame Anna Wintour). Miranda’s character in the movie dictates “style” – but isn’t style, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder?

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Topics: North America, HS Classification

Here We Go Again - New Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

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On August 16, 2020, the U.S. government imposed a 10% tariff on aluminum that originates in Canada.

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Topics: North America, HS Classification

Why is Classification in the Aerospace Industry so Difficult?

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What if I told you classifying an airplane was like classifying the parts of the human body. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an anatomist to be able to classify an airplane, but the intricacies do draw some parallels. The human body is made up of organs, tissue, muscles, bones, tendons, etc., whereas an airplane is made up of panels, motors, computers, seats, bolts and screws, and thousands of other parts.

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Topics: HS Classification