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July 9, Section 301 Exclusions on Imports from China New Expirations and Extensions

After reviewing comments from industry, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has decided not to extend almost 100 product exclusions that, starting Thursday, July 9, 2020, will once again face Section 301 tariffs on List 1 goods from China.  Additionally, the following 12 product exclusions were selected to [...]

2020-07-09T19:46:35+00:00July 9th, 2020|Customs, Import|

USMCA Replaces NAFTA on July 1, FAQs for Business

Starting July 1, 2020, the United States, Canada, and Mexico will no longer be partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Instead, the three neighboring countries will begin implementation of a new program incepted back in 2018, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) [...]

2020-06-19T18:21:58+00:00June 19th, 2020|Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Increases Flexibility for Truckers

In early May 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) revised driver Hours of Service (HOS) 49 CFR Parts 385 and 395 regulations to provide greater flexibility for truckers, subject to those rules without adversely affecting safety. The Electronic Logging Mandate was originally implemented back in December 18, 2017 [...]

2020-06-15T14:06:39+00:00June 15th, 2020|Domestic|

USTR Releases New List 4 Section 301 Tariff Exclusions, June 8

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released a new group of product exclusions covering List 4 products from China that went into effect September 1, 2019.  Importers may now request applicable refunds through September 1, 2020. The exclusions are reflected in two 10-digit HTSUS subheadings and 61 [...]

2020-06-10T15:23:29+00:00June 10th, 2020|Customs, Import|

U.S. Removes Hong Kong’s Special Status, Trade Implications for Imports and Exports

On May 29, 2020, the United States President, Donald Trump, announced a significant change to international trade policy in response to China’s controversial new security law.  The U.S. believes China’s recent actions to be a “plain violation of Beijing’s treaty obligations with the United Kingdom in the Declaration of 1984 [...]

May 25, New List 3 Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released a new group of exclusions covering List 3 products from China that went into effect September 24, 2018.  Importers may now request applicable refunds through August 7, 2020. The exclusions are reflected in seventeen 10-digit HTSUS subheadings, which respond to [...]

2020-05-26T18:32:16+00:00May 26th, 2020|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

PRESS RELEASE: GREEN WORLDWIDE SHIPPING WELCOMES NEW ATLANTA BRANCH MANAGER

Green Worldwide Shipping®, a leading provider of international freight forwarding and supply chain logistics, is proud to welcome Jennifer Miller Doerr, LCHB, as the new Branch Manager at the Company’s Headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Doerr joins Green as an experienced operational leader with a track record of managing large teams, implementing [...]

2020-05-22T17:29:05+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Green News|

APHIS Releases New Import Regulations for Genetically Engineered Organisms

On May 18, 2020, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced  a change to import regulations for genetically engineered (GE) organisms.  Shippers will now have the choice to complete a regulatory status review (RSR) before being imported to determine [...]

2020-05-19T19:32:31+00:00May 19th, 2020|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

List 1 Section 301 Exclusion Extensions and Expirations, May 14

This week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has granted extensions through December 31, 2020 for 13 List 1 Section 301 exclusions that were set to expire on May 14, 2020. The following List 1 extensions will now remain in effect through December 31, 2020 for entries on [...]

2020-05-15T16:36:23+00:00May 15th, 2020|Customs, Import|
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