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The Good, The Bad, and The Sticky: Syrups and Honey 2012 Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Seminar Commodity Team 776 Port of San Francisco Customs.

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1 The Good, The Bad, and The Sticky: Syrups and Honey 2012 Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Seminar Commodity Team 776 Port of San Francisco Customs And Border Protection

2 OVERVIEW  Various Types of Syrups and Blends containing Fructose, Glucose and Maltose  Scope/Latest Update on Honey and Syrup Blends from China  What information to ask from 1 st time honey/syrup importers  Q & A

3 Headings  1702-Other sugars, including chemically pure lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, in solid form; sugar syrups not containing added flavoring or coloring matter;  Lactose Syrup  Maple Syrup

4 Headings (cont.)  Glucose Syrup (No Fructose or contains <20% in dry state)  Glucose Syrup (Contains % Fructose in dry state)  Fructose Syrup (>50% Fructose)  Other  Most are subject to Quota to Quota

5 What about Brown Rice Syrups?  Brown Rice Syrup usually contains maltose, which will put it under as “other sugar and sugar syrup blends: other”  Important to ask the importer for ingredient list to determine correct HTS code for the syrups.

6 Honey/Syrup Blends  More than 50% natural honey--the blend should be classified as honey ( ).  Less than 50% natural honey--the blend should be classified as syrups.  HTS codes will be determined by % of fructose, glucose and maltose in the syrups.  Importer must provide percentage of honey vs syrup to properly classify it.

7 Honey/Rice Syrup Blends from China  One of the ways for importers to circumvent antidumping duties.  The merchandise is either honey or have some honey drums mixed in with syrup drums in the shipment (to be blended later domestically).  Previously subject to Antidumping Duties (A ) if honey is >50%.

8 SCOPE SUMMARY UPDATE  Effective June 21, 2012  FR V.77, No. 120  ALL honey/syrup blends from China, regardless of the percentage of honey they contain, are now within scope and subject to anti-dumping duty of $2.63/kg. of $2.63/kg.

9 Things to ask from First Time/Suspicious Importers  All documents/paperwork in English.  Process flowchart, Certificate of Analysis, and Specification Sheet.  Be extra careful with first time importers having large and/or multiple honey/syrup shipments within a short period of time.

10 CBP Requests and Actions  Suspicious shipments will be sampled and tested.  Single Entry Bond Requirements (usually at 3 times the value) before shipment is released.  Shipments be re-exported if no SEB.  Shipments will be re-exported if no SEB.  Purchase Orders and Proof of Payment.  Beekeeper Records and Transportation Records.

11 CBP Requests and Actions (cont.)  Invoices for the containers (Drums, Barrels).  Correspondences ( s, etc.) between Seller and Buyer.  Domestic Buyer Information.  If the syrup contains honey with Chinese origin, then importer must pay ADD in cash before release or have it re-exported to original country of export.

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