USTR Releases Another Round of Product Exclusions for Section 301 List 3 Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced an additional set of product exclusions from Section 301 List 3 Chinese tariffs. The List 3 notice contains 1 HTS subheading completely excluded from 25% tariffs, which covers 6 separate requests, and 46

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USTR Announces Tariff Increases on Certain Section 301 EU Products

On Friday, February 14th, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) revealed additional modifications to the Section 301 tariffs on approximately $7.5 billion worth of European Union (EU) products that originally went into effect on October 18th, 2019. The USTR will publish

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CN Announces Temporary Shutdown of Eastern Canadian Network Services

Effective Thursday, February 13th, Canadian National Railway (CN) announced that it would begin a progressive shutdown of its Eastern Network services in light of the illegal protests against the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline. Thus far, CN has already canceled over

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USTR Announces Additional Product Exclusions for Section 301 List 1 Tariffs

On Monday, February 10th, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced an additional set of product exclusions from Section 301 List 1 Chinese tariffs. The List 1 notice contains 4 specially prepared product descriptions that are completely excluded

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USTR Announces Additional Product Exclusions for Section 301 List 3 Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced 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 which cover 52 separate requests, and 117

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Official List of Steel and Aluminum Products Affected by Additional 232 Tariffs Released

Per our previous Shap Flash, President Trump authorized the U.S. to impose an additional 25% tariff on certain steel products — and an additional 10% tariff on certain aluminum products — in response to the lack of positive results from

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Update on China’s Coronavirus – January 28th

Related to yesterday’s ShapFlash: in wake of the rapidly spreading Coronavirus, the Chinese government has decided to extend its Lunar New Year an additional 3 days– from January 30th to February 2nd – in all cities except Shanghai and Ningbo.

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Coronavirus Continues to Wreak Havoc

The deadly Coronavirus, which has already negatively impacted trade, has now claimed up to 80 lives and infected over 2,700 people. Wuhan, which served as ground zero for the outbreak, is still actively in the process of cancelling events and

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Additional 232 Tariffs Placed on Finished Steel and Aluminum Products

In a statement made on Friday, January 24th, President Trump announced the imposition of an additional 25% tariff on certain steel products—and an additional 10% tariff on certain aluminum products—that  will go into effect on February 8th. The President cited

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China’s Coronavirus Begins to Impact Trade

China has commenced the process of reducing the number of ships calling the city of Wuhan in an effort to avoid the further spread of the Coronavirus, a deadly respiratory infection that first catalyzed in central China last week. A

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