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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|

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|

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|

Mattress Imports Under Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigation

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has officially initiated both antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine if mattresses imported from the following countries are being sold below fair market value or receiving unfair domestic subsidies: Cambodia Indonesia Malaysia Serbia Thailand Turkey Vietnam China Under the antidumping investigation, [...]

2020-05-13T14:49:02+00:00May 13th, 2020|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Releases New Exclusions for Section 301 List 3, May 4

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released the latest group of product exclusions for List 3 Section 301 goods from China. The exclusions cover 144 specially prepared product descriptions and two 10-digit HTS subheadings. New exclusions cover food products, pigments, flooring and coverings, backpacks, kitchen goods, sinks, [...]

2020-05-05T18:44:20+00:00May 5th, 2020|Customs, Import|

April 18, Section 301 Exclusion Expirations and Extensions

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it will grant one-year extensions for eight of 21 specific product exclusions due to expire on April 18, 2020. Section 301 penalties have been in effect for these List 1 products on entries starting July 6, 2018. 8 EXCLUSIONS [...]

2020-04-09T15:28:07+00:00April 9th, 2020|Customs, Import|
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