USTR Continues Tariff Investigation on European Union (EU) Imports

Per our previous Shap Flash, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) had announced that it commenced proceedings under Section 301 of the Trade Act into a long-standing dispute concerning subsidies granted to the large civil aviation industry within

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Hopeful G20 Talks Lead to Postponement of Additional Tariffs

The U.S. and China are restarting trade negotiations following an enthusiastic meeting between President Trump and President Xi at the G20 summit this past weekend. Negotiations between China and the U.S. had previously stalled amid China’s failure to adequately address

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Time to Get Cookin’ – Section 301 List 3 Exclusion Process Commences June 30th!

Per our previous Shap Flashes, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced plans to establish an exclusion process for products subject to Section 301 List 3 tariffs. The electronic portal allowing for exclusion submission requests will go live on Sunday, June

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MSC C-TPAT Certification Suspended for 90 Days by United States CBP

By now, you may have learned that 17 metric tons of cocaine have been seized from the MSC Gayane by federal authorities on Tuesday, June 18th, at Philadelphia’s Packer Marine Terminal.  MSC has since been notified by United States Customs

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USTR Plans to Open Portal for List 3 Exclusion Requests on June 30th

Per our Shap Flash posted on May 21st , the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced plans to establish an exclusion process for products subject to Section 301 List 3 tariffs. In an updated notice published today, June

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USTR Commences Public Hearings on Proposed Section 301 List 4 Tariffs

As a reminder, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is commencing the public hearing process today, Monday, June 17th, for the proposed Section 301 List 4 tariffs, which would impose an additional 25% in duties on over $300

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Congress Requests Extension of Section 301 Exclusions from USTR

As July 6th approaches – marking the one year anniversary since the U.S. first imposed an additional 25% duties on Chinese products –  members of Congress are seeking automatic extensions on List 1 products already granted exclusions from the Office

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Additional Tariffs Against Mexico ‘Indefinitely’ Suspended

On the evening of Friday, June 7th, President Trump announced via Twitter the indefinite suspension of additional tariffs against Mexico that were scheduled for tiered implementation on Monday, June 10th. The additional tariffs were voided as a result of (what

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USTR Issues Fifth Round of Section 301 List 1 Product Exclusions

On June 3, the USTR unofficially released yet another list of HTS subheading that are either partially or completely excluded from Section 301 List 1 tariffs – making it the fifth round of exclusions issued thus far. The official notice contains

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USTR Extends Effective Entry Date for Additional Section 301 List 3 Tariffs

Friday, May 31st was a busy day!  In addition to announcing the termination of GSP privileges for India effective 6/5, the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) shared that goods shipped prior to May 10th that fall under

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