Carriers Announce Trans-Pacific Blank Sailings for June

Several carriers have already announced upcoming Trans-Pacific blank sailings for June. The OCEAN Alliance, including CMA (including APL), COSCO (including OOCL) and Evergreen, will remove approximately 25,000 TEU from its Trans-Pacific trade lane in June (this represents over 6% of

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USTR Section 301 List 3 Exclusion Process Details Released

Per our Shap Flash posted on May 8, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a statement indicating that the exclusion process for List 3 tariffs would be outlined shortly. Though no official announcement has been released yet,

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Bond Sufficiency Amid Threats of USTR List 4 and Removal of Section 232 Duties

As importers subjected to Section 301 Lists 1, 2 and 3 can attest, additional tariffs have a major impact on your bond. With List 4 on the horizon (which covers nearly all products imported from China), it is more important

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President Trump Lifts Section 232 Tariffs on Canada, Mexico

On May 17th, the US made dual announcements lifting Section 232 tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum products, as well as Mexican metal products. Here’s what we know: US – Canada Section 232 Tariffs US and Canada announced a rollback of

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Turkey’s GSP Status Removed, Tariffs Lowered on Turkish Steel Exports

Effective May 17th, the White House officially announced the end of Turkey’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) status, since it “no longer meets the criteria to be considered a developing country.” Although, in March, the USTR had announced that both

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The Time is Nigh for ACAS

The grace period is nearly up for Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS). Air cargo carriers should already have their method in place prior to June 12th 2019 to technologically meet the advanced security filing requirements for air cargo imports to

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USTR List 4 (Covering Nearly All Chinese Imports) and Public Comment Period

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a new list (‘List 4’) containing “essentially all products not currently covered” by any of the three existing Section 301 tariff lists to be evaluated for future tariffs. Officials have asked

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New Round of Section 301 List 1 Product Exclusions Released by USTR

On May 9, the USTR released a fourth round of exclusions. This list includes an additional 40 HTS subheadings that are either partially or completely excluded from Section 301 List 1 tariffs. The official notice contains five (5) HTS subheadings completely excluded from

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Good News! CBP Corrects Programming to Address Tariff Increases

We have just learned that the programming issues that we reported on yesterday have now been corrected. The programming revolved around the implementation of a new Chapter 99 Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number to capture a 10% duty rate for

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Date of Export, NOT Import, Governs Increase in Section 301 List 3 Tariffs

The Federal Notice has officially been posted. Click here to view the full version. Section 301 List 3 tariffs on Chinese goods are still expected to increase from 10% to 25% effective 12:01 AM on Friday, May 10th. We say

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