Why Won't Customs Release my Shipment.... or Take my Money?

Why Won't Customs Release my Shipment.... or Take my Money?

There are many possible reasons why US Customs may delay releasing an importer’s shipment – some easy to figure out with a quick review of the situation, some much less obvious…

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Orphaned freight shipments, and how Anti-Dumping Duty and Countervailing Duty are responsible

Orphaned freight shipments, and how Anti-Dumping Duty and Countervailing Duty are responsible

Recently, shipments of truck and bus tires manufactured in China have arrived at US ports, only to be “orphaned” – abandoned by the original importers and consignees.  Some have been offered, by the shippers, to other potential buyers – who also are reluctant to buy these tires at apparent bargain prices.  Why?

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