The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018 with retroactive funds available. Stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products and in December 2018, March 2019, April 2019, May 2019, June 2019, and July 2019 the U.S. Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. Below are the most recent exclusions from the Section 301 additional 25% on Lists 1, 2, and 3 from China. List 1 exclusion [...]

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As previously reported tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods were scheduled to rise to 25% from 30% on October 1. This deadline has now been pushed back. Through a couple of tweets on September 11, 2019, President Trump announced he will delay from October 1 to October 15 the planned increase from 25% to 30% on List 1, 2 and 3 imports from China. This announcement comes as the result of China’s announcement earlier that day [...]

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Due to recent increases in tariffs a number of foreign suppliers have been willing to renegotiate their selling price to at least partially compensate for the additional cost of the goods they manufacture. A reduction of the cost of goods translates into a reduction of duty you pay. Depending on your relationship with your supplier, and the type and volume of goods you purchase from that supplier, it may be beneficial for you to request a l [...]

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