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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Further Vessel Restrictions and Potential Delays at the Panama Canal

On May 3rd, the Panama Canal Authority released its 6th draft restriction of 2019, a result of the country’s ongoing and severe drought conditions. Effective May 28th, vessels traveling through the famous canal will be restricted to a maximum draft

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USTR Releases Section 301 List 3 Notice and Plans for Exclusions

Per our Shap Flash on May 6, President Trump announced an increase in Section 301 List 3 tariffs from 10% to 25% that would commence this week. According to a new bulletin posted by the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR),

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Section 301 List 3 Tariffs Set to Increase from 10% to 25%

On Sunday, May 5th, just days before Chinese officials are set to arrive in the US to continue trade negotiations, President Trump elicited a tweet proclaiming a planned increase in Section 301 List 3 tariffs from 10% to 25%. The additional 15%

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Update on Future of GSP for India, Turkey

Per our Shap Flash on March 5th, President Trump announced that India and Turkey’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) status would be revoked. Trump’s announcement followed a 2018 USTR investigation into the trade and fairness practices of several GSP eligible

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Uptick in CBP Penalties for “Late” ISF Filings

Importers are reporting an uptick in penalties from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as a result of late ISF filings. Though CBP penalties for late ISFs filings are not new, the measure for lateness used to encompass several weeks

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

A third round of product exclusions on Section 301 List 1 Chinese goods was released by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on April 15, 2019. The announcement highlights an additional 21 specially prepared product descriptions, covering 348

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