The U.S. Trade Representative has published yet another set of exclusions from the Section 301 additional tariffs for products on List 3 imported from China. The exclusions will apply from September 24, 2018 to August 7, 2020 and cover 119 tariff items. Customs will be issuing instructions on entry guidance and implementation of these exclusions.

Please review the attached list to see if your imports are affected. Exclusions a [...]

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President Trump’s proclamation on adjusting imports of derivative Aluminum and Steel articles was published January 24, 2020. The proclamation states that with certain exceptions, all imports of derivative aluminum articles will be subject to an additional 10% rate of duty and all imports of derivative steel articles will be subject to an additional 25% rate of duty effective February 8, 2020. Countries exempt from this proclamatio [...]

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Effective February 14, 2020, the Section 301 additional tariff of 15% on imports of Chinese List 4A goods will be reduced to 7.5%. This was announced January 15, by the U.S. Trade Representative as the “China Phase One Trade Agreement.” As part of this deal, China has agreed to buy an additional $200 billion worth of American goods over the next two years. No mention has been made of other lists affected by the Section 301 additional tariffs [...]

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This news just announced by the Office of the United States Trade Representative – the December 15, 2019 additional 15% tariff on China goods will NOT go into effect. In addition, there may be a decrease on some imports as the article hints below. The full article can be found here on the US Trade Representative web page. C J International will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed. [...]

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As previously reported, the three-phase deal with China suspended the additional 5% tariff (from 25% to 30%) on Lists 1, 2, and 3 on Chinese goods. At that time, this deal did not include those products on List 4B where a 15% additional tariff is slated for December 15, 2019. Two days ago, while at the NATO summit, President Trump announced he may wait until after the 2020 election to make a deal with China on these as well [...]

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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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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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