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Overview of Section 301 Tariffs on European Airplanes, Wines, Foods and Other Goods

As reported on October 9th, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative published a Notice of Determination and Action in the Federal Register regarding Section 301 Trade Remedy:  Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute. The U.S. Representative's intent is to impose additional duties on EU (European Union) member [...]

2019-11-04T20:19:56+00:00November 4th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Releases Section 301 Exclusions for List 3 Products from China

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a new set of exclusions for the additional 10 % duties on List 3 ($200 billion) of Section 301 products from China. DATES: These product exclusions will apply as of the September 24, 2018, effective date of the $200 billion action, [...]

2019-10-25T15:35:42+00:00October 25th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Releases Section 301 Exclusion Process for List 4A, 3 Easy Steps for Filing

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that beginning October 31, 2019, they will begin accepting exclusion requests for Chinese imports subject to the additional 15% tariff, published as List A, that went into effect September 1, 2019. USTR STATEMENT ON SECTION 301 TARIFF EXCLUSIONS ON CHINESE [...]

2019-10-24T18:33:34+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

U.S. Slaps Turkish Steel with 50% Tariff Amid Syria Conflict

On Monday, October 14, 2019, United States President, Donald Trump, signed an executive order imposing immediate sanctions against Turkey after recent “destabilizing actions in northeast Syria,” read the White House released statement. The sanctions include the immediate stop of negotiations on a $100 billion trade deal with Turkey, a full [...]

2019-10-16T14:09:55+00:00October 16th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

U.S. Cancels Oct. 15 Tariff Hike as China Deal Takes Shape

On October 11th, the U.S. announced a major step forward in the escalating trade dispute with China – that a “substantial” Phase 1 deal has been agreed to covering intellectual property, financial services, and the sale of American agriculture products. While there is doubt as to the full scope of [...]

2019-10-23T19:42:34+00:00October 15th, 2019|Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|

U.S. to Impose Up to 25 Percent Tariff on European Imports, Starting Oct. 18

On October 1st, after months of Section 301 Investigation and international arbitration, the World Trade Organization (WTO) awarded the United States “victory” over their case against Airbus and the European Union (EU). Airbus SE is a European multinational aerospace corporation that stood as the world's second biggest aerospace and defense [...]

2019-10-04T18:09:56+00:00October 4th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

U.S. and Japan Reach Trade Deal, Starting Jan. 1

On September 25, 2019 the United States and Japan reached an agreement which allowed for tariff reductions on agricultural, industrial and digital goods into both nations. The agreement will go into effect on January 1, 2020 with an additional round of reductions to be announced by April 1, 2020. Under [...]

2019-10-03T19:22:57+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Customs, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Announces Two New Additional Sets of Section 301 Exclusions, OCT 2

Scheduled for publication on October 2, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued two new sets of product exclusions for the first and second tranches of Section 301 tariffs on goods from China.  The notices detail clarifications for annex descriptions and advise filing procedure for brokers. The [...]

2019-10-01T18:29:19+00:00October 1st, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

USTR Announces Additional Section 301 Exclusions, Importers Urged to Apply for Retroactive Refunds

The Office of the United States Trade Representative published a notice of additional product exclusions and technical amendments for Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports. The notice covers 437 specific product exclusions (1,170 filed requests), clarifies the application of double tariffs for sets, and creates a unified beginning and expiration for [...]

2019-10-01T14:26:56+00:00September 19th, 2019|Customs, Import, Industry Spotlight|

FMC Seeks Industry Comment for a Proposed Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention

After years of consideration, on September 13, 2019, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a Federal Register Notice “seeking public comment on its interpretation of the Shipping Act prohibition against failing to establish, observe, and enforce just and reasonable regulations and practices relating to or connected with receiving, handling, storing, [...]

2019-09-15T23:23:08+00:00September 15th, 2019|Domestic, Export, Import, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|
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