Section 301: The Proposed Tariff List and the Administrative Process

As we shared with you yesterday, as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of U.S. technology and intellectual property, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a proposed list

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CBP Released Commencement Date for GSP Refunds

The renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which was signed by President Trump in late March, will go into effect April 22, 2018. CBP will begin issuing GSP refunds on qualified goods shortly after the effective date, but

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GSP Renewal – ACH Refunds

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) was renewed in late March and CBP is giving importers the opportunity to receive refunds from overpayment of duties, taxes, and fees electronically via Automated Clearinghouse (ACH). If already signed up for ACH Refund, refunds

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USTR Releases List of Proposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a proposed list of tariffs covering 1,300 Chinese products with a combined value of $50 billion. “Sectors subject to the proposed tariffs include industries such as aerospace, information and communication technology,

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China Imposes Additional Tariffs on 128 U.S. Products

In retaliation to President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from China, Beijing has now imposed additional tariffs on 128 food and beverage commodities imported from the U.S. The Chinese government will begin enforcing these extra tariffs on Monday,

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President Trump Signs the Omnibus Bill

President Trump has just signed the Omnibus bill, which passed through the House and Senate earlier today. As a result, the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) will be renewed and all applicable stakeholders will receive retroactive benefits within the next

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Omnibus Spending Bill Includes GSP Renewal

The proposed renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) through December 31, 2020 is outlined in the Omnibus Spending Bill, which was released on Wednesday, March 21st. The 2,000 page bill has passed in both the House and Senate

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Trump Announces $50 Billion in Tariffs on Goods Imported from China

Following the recent announcement of additional tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, President Trump is now taking additional steps that could ignite a full-blown trade war with China by pushing for a hefty $50 billion in tariffs on imported Chinese

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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced its procedures for excluding products from the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum product imports. As directed by President Trump, the Department published the procedures in the Federal Register and began accepting exclusion

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President Trump Issues Presidential Proclamations with Additional Import Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Effective March 23, 2018 – New Country Exceptions Announced

Under Presidential Proclamations issued on March 8, 2018: “Steel article” imports specified in the Annex shall be subject to an additional 25 percent ad valorem rate of duty with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on

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