HTS/Schedule B Units of Quantity Required on ALL Tariff Numbers as of January 1, 2020

As mentioned in ShapTalk December 2018 issue, all remaining tariff numbers will have a specific unit of quantity (UOQ) assigned to them. Under the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA), also referred to as the New Drawback Law,

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USMCA Agreement Reached

Today, the Trump Administration and the U.S. House of Representatives revealed plans to move forward with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will replace the recently defunct North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). USMCA makes a few key changes to

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USTR Advances Section 301 Tariffs on French Goods

On Monday, December 2nd, the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) proposed the enactment of Section 301 tariffs on French imports, covering 63 different HTS subheadings. The proposition of tariffs is in direct retaliation to France’s newly minted

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Trump Plans to Reinstate 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum from Brazil and Argentina

In a series of Tweets elicited this morning, President Trump stated that he plans to restore Section 232 tariffs on all steel and aluminum being imported to the U.S. from Brazil and Argentina. The President cited the continued devaluation of

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Tax Breaks Afforded Under CBMA Set to Expire by Year’s End

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMA), which went into effect in 2017 and reduced tax rates on qualified imports of distilled spirits, beer and wine, is set to expire prior to year’s end. Since its inception, CBMA

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USTR Announces Another Round of Section 301 Exclusions for Certain List 3 Products

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released an additional set of product exclusions from Section 301 List 3 Chinese tariffs. The List 3 notice contains 32 specially prepared HTS subheadings partially excluded from 25% tariffs, which cover 39

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USTR Releases Additional Section 301 Exclusions for Certain List 3 Products

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released an additional set of product exclusions from Section 301 List 3 Chinese tariffs. The List 3 notice contains 2 HTS subheadings completely excluded from 25% tariffs, and 34 partially excluded subheadings,

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USTR Launches Public Comment Period on First Round of Section 301 Exclusions Extension

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will publish an official notice in the Federal Register later this week asking the public to submit comments on whether the first set of Section 301 List 1 exclusions, currently set to

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Certain Thai Products to Lose GSP Status Effective April 2020

On Thursday October 25th, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that one-third of Thai exports, including all seafood, would lose their Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) status effective April 25, 2020. According to the USTR, President Trump

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USTR Releases Additional Product Exclusions from Section 301 List Three Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released another set of HTS subheadings that are partially excluded from Section 301 List 3 tariffs. The notice contains 83 HTS subheadings partially excluded from 25% tariffs, which cover 95 separate requests. The

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