The 30% China Tariffs that were to take place effective today October 15, 2019 will not go into effect according to the White House. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Friday the suspension of the additional duties from 25% to 30% on products on Lists 1, 2 and 3. This three-phase deal with China, however, does not affect the increased tariffs scheduled for December 15, 2019 for those products on List 4B nor does it affect any oth [...]

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A 25% tariff hike has been announced by the U.S. Trade Representative on over 150 items imported from the European Union countries as well as a 10% hike for new aircraft from France, Germany, Spain and the U.K. These additional tariffs are a result of a determination by the USTR that U.S. rights under a trade agreement are being denied and that subsidies provided by the EU and certain member States violate provisions of this agreement. [...]

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Customs has issued a Notice for Proposed Rule Making – Customs Broker Verification of Importer’s Identity. C J International believes this proposed legislation will be an added burden on the brokers and clients by creating more work and added cost in time and money to all importers. As broker, we will be required to go through a labor intensive process to re-validate existing Powers of Attorney. As the importer/client, are you prepared t [...]

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The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018 with retroactive funds available. On September 27, 2019 the U.S. Trade Representative granted yet another set of exclusion requests. Below are the most recent exclusions from the Section 301 additional 25% on Lists 1 and 2 from China published in the Federal Register today October 2, 2019. List 1 exclusions are retroactive to July 6, 2018 through October 2, 2020 [...]

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