Month: May 2019

News about Section 232 Tariffs

Earlier today, President Trump announced that the U.S. had reached an agreement with Mexico to lift its Section 232 tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum in return for Mexico lowering tariffs on key U.S. exports. Additionally, in a joint statement from Canada and the U.S., both countries said that the Section 232 tariffs would end…
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Section 301 China Tariffs List III Implementation

On Friday May 10th, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) implemented Section 301 Tranche 3 “List III” that increased certain commodities of the Chinese origin from 10% tariff duties to 25%. According to a notice published by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, “The increase in additional import duties for Chinese goods covered by…
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Additional Duty Proposed on $300 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods

On Monday May 13th, USTR announced a modification to the current Section 301 that looks to add additional 25% tariff duties to approximately $300 billion worth of Chinese products not already subject to Section 301 additional tariffs. It includes all apparel, footwear, and manufactured textile products, among others, but excludes pharmaceuticals, certain pharmaceutical inputs, select medical goods,…
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USA – China tensions on Tariffs affecting shipments with an arrival date May 10th or later

USA – China tensions on Tariffs While there is no “official” updates or news on the tariff front, we began experiencing entry summary rejections this afternoon for shipments with an arrival date of May 10 or later. We suspect this is because CBP preemptively expired the HTS numbers that are subject to Section 301 duties…
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