Trump Plans to Reinstate 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum from Brazil and Argentina

In a series of Tweets elicited this morning, President Trump stated that he plans to restore Section 232 tariffs on all steel and aluminum being imported to the U.S. from Brazil and Argentina. The President cited the continued devaluation of

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Tax Breaks Afforded Under CBMA Set to Expire by Year’s End

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMA), which went into effect in 2017 and reduced tax rates on qualified imports of distilled spirits, beer and wine, is set to expire prior to year’s end. Since its inception, CBMA

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USTR Announces Another Round of Section 301 Exclusions for Certain List 3 Products

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released an additional set of product exclusions from Section 301 List 3 Chinese tariffs. The List 3 notice contains 32 specially prepared HTS subheadings partially excluded from 25% tariffs, which cover 39

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Labor Strikes Against Canadian National Railroad

Effective Tuesday, November 19th at 12:10 AM, approximately 3,200 unionized conductors and railyard workers from Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) organized an official labor strike against Canadian National (CN). Although reports indicate that representatives from both Teamsters and CN have

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USTR Releases Additional Section 301 Exclusions for Certain List 3 Products

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released 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 34 partially excluded subheadings,

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USTR Launches Public Comment Period on First Round of Section 301 Exclusions Extension

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will publish an official notice in the Federal Register later this week asking the public to submit comments on whether the first set of Section 301 List 1 exclusions, currently set to

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Certain Thai Products to Lose GSP Status Effective April 2020

On Thursday October 25th, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that one-third of Thai exports, including all seafood, would lose their Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) status effective April 25, 2020. According to the USTR, President Trump

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USTR Releases Additional Product Exclusions from Section 301 List Three Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released another set of HTS subheadings that are partially excluded from Section 301 List 3 tariffs. The notice contains 83 HTS subheadings partially excluded from 25% tariffs, which cover 95 separate requests. The

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USTR Will Begin Accepting List 4A Exclusion Requests Effective October 31st

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced plans to establish an exclusion process for products subject to additional Section 301 List 4A tariffs that went into effect on September 1st. Though no official announcement has been released yet,

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Turkish Steel Back to 50% Tariffs

In a Tweet posted on Monday, October 14th, President Trump announced that Section 232 tariffs on imports of Turkish steel would be bumped back up to 50% effective immediately. The additional tariffs on Turkish steel were initially put in place

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