List 4A, 9903.88.55 The U.S. Trade Representative has approved extensions on product exclusions from List 4A, Section 301 tariffs. These exclusions will be retroactive to September 1, 2019 through September 1, 2020 and claimed under subheading 9903.88. Please review this list to see if your products are affected.  Importers are responsible for determining whether their product(s) meet the specific description next to the HTS – Harmo [...]

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C J International considers it critical that all parties involved in importing have defined security procedures in place that checks for the unauthorized introduction of material and/or persons to the shipping containers and trailers. These procedures must verify the physical integrity of the cargo container structure prior to loading and include the reliability of the locking mechanisms of the doors. We wish to convey that the 7-point inspectio [...]

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List 2, 9903.88.54
 
The U.S. Trade Representative has approved extensions on products from List 2, Section 301 tariffs that were due to expire on July 31, 2020.  That extension applies to 14 products covered by 5 separate HTS chapters. Effective with respect to entries on or after July 31, 2020 through December 31, 2020 this list of products will continue to be excluded from the China Section 301 tariffs.
 
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Exclusions to List 4A  Section 301, List 4A, 9903.88.53 Retroactive to September 1, 2019, a new list of China 301 tariff exclusions have been announced by the U.S. Trade Representative to be claimed under subheading 9903.88.53.  The list of exclusions are reflected in 61 specially prepared product descriptions responding to 86 exclusions requests and are to remain in place until September 1, 2020.   Please review this lis [...]

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Exclusions to List 4A Section 301, List 4A, 9903.88.51 Retroactive to September 1, 2019, a new list of China 301 tariff exclusions has been announced by the U.S. Trade Representative to be claimed under subheading 9903.88.51. The list of exclusions are reflected in 61 specially prepared product descriptions responding to 86 exclusions requests and are to remain in place until September 1, 2020.

Exclusions Expiring July 9, 2020 Ta [...]

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As we mentioned in our June 17, 2020 post, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect on July 1, 2020. The United States’ Small Business Administration (SBA) has taken a particular interest in helping new and existing small businesses develop trade with Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA went into effect on July 1,2020, and the SBA has now appointed a new position, Associate Administrator for SBA [...]

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On June 16, 2020 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced via CSMS #43062320 advising they have published updated Interim Implementation Instructions for the USMCA, along with the new USMCA Uniform Regulations with clear advice that these are interim instructions and for guidance only. The Final instructions are expected to be released prior to July 1, the date the USMCA enters into force. Additional details on USMCA entry, compliance [...]

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The U.S. Trade Representative has announced additional exclusions from the China 301 tariffs. The list of exclusions are reflected in two ten-digit HTSUS subheadings and 32 specially prepared product descriptions. These exclusions are in response to 55 separate exclusion requests, are retroactive to September 1, 2019 and will remain in place until September 1, 2020. Please review this list to see if your products are affected. Importers are r [...]

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The U.S. Trade Representative has announced another batch of exclusions from the China 301 tariffs.  The list of exclusions are covered by seventeen 10-digit HTSUS subheadings, which cover 33 exclusion requests, and 61 specially prepared product descriptions covered in response to 70 exclusion requests. These exclusions are retroactive to September 24, 2018 and will remain in place to August 7, 2020. Please review this list to see if your pr [...]

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On March 2, 2020 the U.S. Trade Representative announced he would consider extending, for up to 12 months, the fourth set of exclusions that were granted in May 2019 and set to expire on May 14, 2020.
 
Today, the USTR announced the extension of certain exclusions, but not all, for six months only until December 31, 2020. The short list of exclusions is listed below. Note that all other products that were originally excluded on the [...]

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