USTR Seeks Comments on Proposed October 1st Increase in Section 301 Tariffs

On September 3rd, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released an official notice seeking public comments on Section 301 List 1, 2 and 3 tariff rate increases (from 25% to 30%) scheduled to take effect October 1st. The

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USTR to Publish Official Notice Raising Section 301 List 4A and 4B Tariffs from 10% to 15%

Per our Shap Flash on August 24th, President Trump announced via Twitter that List 4A and 4B tariffs will be increased from 10% to 15% in response to the imposition of retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. products

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Trump Vows to Increase Tariffs on Chinese Goods

In the latest escalation in the China-U.S. trade war, President Trump elicited a series of tweets on Friday, August 23rd stating that Section 301 tariffs imposed on Chinese products would increase across the board.

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China to Impose $75 Billion in Retaliatory Tariffs Against U.S.

In response to the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) recently announced Section 301 List 4A and List 4B tariffs against Chinese products, China now plans to levy additional tariffs totaling $75 billion on U.S. soybeans, automobiles and oil.

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Prepare for Increased CBP Fees Effective October 1, 2019

In the Federal Register Notice dated August 2, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced fee increases adjusted to reflect inflation effective October 1, 2019. These fees will directly affect your Customs entry. For instance, the Merchandise Processing

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Arrival Date to Govern Section 301 List 4A and 4B Tariffs

On August 15th, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that additional 10% tariffs (later raised to 15%) on Section 301 List 4A and 4B Chinese goods would be applied based on the entry date—which is the date the cargo arrives

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USTR Postpones 10% Tariffs on Certain List 4 Chinese Goods Until December 15th – Others Still Subject to Planned September 1st Tariffs

Though supply chain disruptions continue to cripple Hong Kong, it appears that it’s not all bad news for China trade today, following the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) announcement that certain products will not be subject to additional 10% tariffs until

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Hong Kong Airport Closed as Protests Continue – Monday, August 12th

Effective August 12th, Hong Kong Airport officials have cancelled all flights to and from Hong Kong until further notice, in light of worsening city-wide protests. At this time, it is unknown when authorities plan to resume regular airport operations. Per

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USTR Releases First Round of List Three Product Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released the first set of HTS subheadings that are partially excluded from Section 301 List 3 tariffs. The notice contains 10 HTS subheadings partially excluded from 25% tariffs, which cover 15 separate requests.

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Labor Strikes in Hong Kong – Monday, August 5th

Recent political turmoil and massive protests in Hong Kong have led to an unofficial labor strike today, Monday August 5, 2019. At this time, over 170 flights to Hong Kong have already been rerouted and/or cancelled, train stations are closed,

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