U.S.- China Phase One Deal Set to Lower List 4A Tariffs

Today, Wednesday, January 15th, the U.S. and China officially ratified Phase One of their planned trade deal. The key component of Phase One involves China’s purchase of an additional $200 billion in American exports. At this time, it does not

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USMCA Vote Set to Occur This Week

According to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will be ratified at some point this week. Click HERE to view our previous Shap Flash that provides more detail and insight into the USMCA. Shapiro will continue to

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Blank Sailings Following Chinese New Year 2020

Chinese New Year (CNY) 2020 will commence on Saturday, January 25th.  As usual, it is expected to be accompanied by the typical pre-holiday surge and post-holiday deluge of blank sailings implemented by the carriers. Manufacturing in China will begin to

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REMINDER: List 4A Exclusion Filing Deadline is January 31st, 2020

If your products are impacted by the Section 301 List 4A tariffs, please remember that the exclusion filing deadline is Friday, January 31st, 2020. The official exclusion request portal can be accessed HERE. Please reach out to us at compliance@shapiro.com

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USTR Issues Another Round of Product Exclusions for Section 301 List 3 Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced an additional set of product exclusions from Section 301 List 3 Chinese tariffs. The List 3 notice contains 2 HTS subheadings completely excluded from 25% tariffs, and 66 partially excluded subheadings, which cover

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U.S. – Japan Trade Agreement Update

The U.S. – Japan Trade Agreement officially took effect on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020. Per our previous Shap Flash, the Agreement will actively reduce agricultural/industrial tariffs and digital trade barriers between the two countries. In order to receive preferential treatment

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USTR Seeks Comments on Extensions for Second Round of Section 301 List 1 Exclusions

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking comments regarding the extension of exclusions on the second round of Section 301 List 1 exclusions, which are currently set to expire on March 25, 2020. This extension would add

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First Round of Section 301 List 1 Exclusions Expiration Update

On Thursday, December 19th, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that just 6 (six) exclusions from the first round of Section 301 tariff exclusions on List 1 goods will be granted extensions. As the exclusions for the

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CBMA to Remain Effective Through 2020

Despite speculation that the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMA) would expire prior to next year, CBMA was included in a tax extenders package that was approved by Congress yesterday, December 17th. Within the new extended package, CBMA

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USTR to Publish Official Notice Suspending Section 301 List 4B Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has officially announced that the additional 15% tariffs on $160 billion of List 4B products that were set to take effect on December 15th are suspended indefinitely. Per our previous Flashes, President

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