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On November 15, the USTR docket for submission of comments on the Section 301 tariffs for China origin goods will be open to importers or other interested parties. The request for public comments is in conjunction with the required four-year review of the tariffs. Specifically, this review covers products listed on round one, implemented on July 6, 2018, and round two, implemented on August 23, 2018.

As had been announced earlier the USTR is including in the docket a list of questions aimed at determining the effectiveness of the tariffs and their impact on the economy. Comments must be submitted through USTR Docket ID USTR-2022-0014 which will remain open through January 17, 2023. You will also be able to view comments through this docket, but business confidential information included with a comment submission will not be viewable.

Information on submitting comments through the docket and the list of provided questions can be found here. Please contact us if you have any questions.



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Sam McClure, LCB

Director of Compliance & Customs Services


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Meet one of CVI’s Customs Brokerage & Compliance experts, Sam McClure:

Sam serves as Director, Compliance and Customs Services for CVI. He serves as CVI’s corporate compliance officer and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our Customs related services, including growth.

Sam started his career in 1977 with Waters Shipping Company in Charlotte, NC. He began as a document runner, soon becoming a leader in operations and customer service for the branch. Sam, along with Linda Masten, founded Central Carolina Shipping Inc. in 1983 as an independent Customs Brokerage firm where he served as Vice President for 26 years. Sam and Linda grew Central Carolina into a successful and highly respected member of the Carolinas trade community. When Charlotte opened their local chapter of the IFFCBA Sam was part of the organizing group and he headed the Customs committee for several years. Sam obtained his Customs Brokers License in 1984 and remained with Central Carolina until the company was acquired by CVI in 2009.

At CVI, Sam has held several positions in both the operations and sales departments. As an expert in U.S. Customs regulations, Sam is often called upon on to provide guidance to importers on Customs compliance issues. He makes regular presentations on matters related to importation and broader regulatory compliance.

– Sam McClure, LCB, Director of Compliance & Customs Services, CVI
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