USTR Extends Certain Tariff Exclusions for List 1 and 2 Products, Leaves Others to Expire on September 20

On September 17, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued two sets of exclusion extensions for List 1 and 2 products that are currently set to expire on September 20. The first notice granted extensions to 62

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Prepare for Increased CBP Fees Effective October 1, 2020

Per our August Shap Talk article, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) previously announced fee increases adjusted to reflect inflation effective October 1, 2020. These fees will directly affect your Customs entry. For example, the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) limitation

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Increase in US Imports from China Causing Chassis Issues in LA/LB and NY/NJ Terminals

US imports from Asia in August increased 34 percent from June, driven by a high demand for e-commerce fulfillment and personal protective equipment (PPE). Last month alone, imports from China were up 32 percent. The combination of import fluctuations and

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USTR Revokes 10% Tariffs on Certain Aluminum Imports from Canada

On September 15, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced it will revoke the 10% tariff on imports of non-alloyed, unwrought aluminum products from Canada that originally went into effect on August 16. The decision to rescind Section

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New Lawsuit Challenges Legality of List 3 and 4 Tariffs; Importers Must File Independent Cases to Protect Potential Refunds

A new lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) targeting the legality of List 3 and List 4 tariffs on Chinese goods pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. Specifically, the lawsuit

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Public Comments Due September 14: Commerce Proposes Broad Changes to AD/CVD Regulations

Scope rulings and anti-circumvention inquiries are two areas targeted for significant changes in the proposed Department of Commerce (DOC) regulations. In one critical change, an affirmative scope or anti-circumvention inquiry decision would apply retroactively to all unliquidated entries. The implementation

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Surge in Imports Causing Equipment to be in Short Supply

With a 19% surge in imports from China to US and a 19% fall in exports to China in June-July, we are experiencing a situation that is growing with no sign of immediate relief. As a result of the early

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Most Product Exclusions from Section 301 List 4A Tariffs Set to Expire on September 1

As a reminder, most of the exclusions for List 4A goods are set to expire on September 1, 2020. On August 28, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that only eighty-seven (87) products from all eight

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CBP Extends Transition Period for Marking Goods Produced in Hong Kong

Earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a Federal Register notice advising importers that products made in Hong Kong will need to be marked as made in China beginning September 25, 2020. However, CBP has just released

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USTR Issues Revised List of EU Products Subject to Section 301 Tariffs

As you are already aware, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) imposed Section 301 tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European goods in response to the European Union’s (EU) subsidization of Airbus in October 2019. Although the USTR

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