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USTR (Again!) Extends Certain Section 301 Tariff Exclusions Until May 15, 2023

With consideration to the production capacity of the United States, and the country’s continuing efforts to combat COVID, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it would extend Section 301 tariff exclusions on 81 medical products used to treat COVID-19 until May 15, 2023.  These exclusions were formerly scheduled to expire on February 28, […]

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USTR Requests Comments on Continuation of COVID Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs

As you may already be aware, in November 2022, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it would extend Section 301 tariff exclusions on medical products used to treat COVID-19 for an additional 90 days. With the exclusions set to expire on February 28th, the USTR announced they are seeking public comments […]

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USTR Extends Certain Section 301 Tariff Exclusions Until September 2023

Today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it will extend Section 301 tariff exclusions on 352 products from China for an additional nine-months. The exclusions were previously set to expire on December 31, 2022. The exclusions from Section 301 tariffs include: The extensions announced in this notice will apply as of […]

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Biden Signs Legislation to Prevent Massive US Rail Strike

Today, President Joe Biden signed legislation—originally approved in Congress earlier this week—to prevent a massive rail strike from devastating the US economy. The bill passed in the House (290-137) on Wednesday (November 30); and was approved by the Senate (80-15) on Thursday. Biden had been urging lawmakers to pass the bill after railway workers announced […]

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USTR Extends Section 301 Tariff Exclusions for Certain Medical Products until February 28, 2023

Today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it will extend Section 301 tariff exclusions on medical products used to treat COVID-19 for an additional 90 days. The 81 exclusions were originally set to expire on November 30, 2022; however, the exclusions will now apply to products meeting the specified criteria until […]

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USTR Requests Public Comments on Continuation of Section 301 Tariffs

As you may already be aware, in May 2022, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) began an initial review to determine whether Section 301 tariffs should continue to be imposed on products from China—the four year anniversary of the enactment of the duties. Last month, after receiving more than 400 requests for continuation […]

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USTR Announces Continuation of Section 301 Tariffs for List 1 and 2 Products

On Friday, September 2, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Section 301 tariffs would continue for List 1 and 2 products from China. The decision follows a May announcement from the USTR that informed companies that have benefited from Section 301 tariffs of the possible termination of the duties; it also […]

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Ongoing Trucker Protests Disrupt Port Operations in Oakland

After four straight days of dray trucker protests in Oakland, the port estimates that 12-16 vessels are at anchor waiting for a berth. The long line of vessels will only grow over the weekend. The truckers, mostly independent owner-operators, are furious over the speed of implementation and lack of clarity within California’s AB5 labor legislation. Cleverly, […]

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CIT Releases Decision on USTR’s Authority to Impose List 3 and 4A Section 301 Tariffs

Today, the Court of International Trade (CIT) released a ruling indicating that the US Trade Representative (USTR) had the authority to impose the List 3 and 4A Section 301 tariffs covering over $200 billion in Chinese goods. Although the decision was not in favor of the plaintiffs—a group comprised of over 3600 separate lawsuits—who argued […]

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White House Approves Modifications to 2022 US Harmonized Tariff Schedule

* IMPORTANT: This alert was updated on 12/27/21 to include the effective date. * On December 23, 2021, the White House released a proclamation to modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the US (HTS) in order to implement the 5-year update to the World Custom Organization’s (WCO) global Harmonized System (HS). The recommended modifications are […]

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Customer Advisory: LA/LB “Container Dwell Fee” Again Delayed – Now Until January 17

The ports of Los Angeles (LA) and Long Beach (LB) announced that the “Container Dwell Fee” would once again be postponed until January 17, 2022. The fee was originally announced in late October and set to take effect earlier in November, but has been repeatedly delayed after the ports observed a noticeable clearing of backlogged […]

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USTR Extends Certain Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs for COVID Treatment Products until May 2022

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it will extend 81 of 99  Section 301 tariff exclusions on products used to treat COVID-19 for an additional 6 months; these exclusions were originally set to expire on November 14, 2021. The extended exclusions will apply to products meeting the specified criteria until May […]

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