President Trump Issues Last Minute Proclamations Adjusting Regulations on Imports of Steel and Aluminum

Imports of all steel and aluminum articles from Canada, Mexico, and the member countries of the EU shall remain exempt from the additional duty established until 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 1, 2018. Steel: Imports of all steel

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GSP Renewed Until December 31, 2020

The renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which was signed by President Trump in late March, went into effect April 22, 2018. Importers should continue to flag GSP-eligible importations as SPI “A” and expected to pay normal duty

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Strike Notice Given by Two Canadian Pacific Railway Limited Unions

Two unions at the Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP), representing over 3,300 workers, have given 72-hour notice for a strike that would commence on April 21, 2018 at 12:01am EDT. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC)

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Dense Fog Causing Carrier Headache in North China

Heavy fog across the North China region is causing many ocean carriers in Shanghai and Ningbo to reschedule or delay sailings for several days or even weeks. Dense fog has been reported in the region for the past two to

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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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