Ho Chi Minh Lockdown Update

Ho Chi Minh Lockdown Update

Throughout Ho Chi Minh and the surrounding areas in Vietnam, COVID-19 cases have now risen to thousands of cases per day. To combat the outbreak, the government has declared a “total lockdown.” New regulations allow factories to operate only if they can arrange their workers to stay inside their factories or dedicated quarantine place—with a…

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Certain Section 301 Imports to Combat COVID-19 Exclusions Extended

Certain Section 301 Imports to Combat COVID-19 Exclusions Extended

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced it will extend Section 301 tariff exclusions on certain imports from China, which include personal protection equipment (PPE) needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, through September 30, 2021. USTR has said that the latest tariff exclusion extension covers these goods when entered for consumption, or…

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LA/Long Beach Port Officials Appeal For Vaccine Distribution In Face Of Severe Labor Shortages

LA/Long Beach Port Officials Appeal For Vaccine Distribution In Face Of Severe Labor Shortages

As COVID-19 rapidly surges throughout the state of California, dockworkers have been heavily infected with reports of approximately 700 workers contracted with the virus and hundreds more taking related leave at the LA/Long Beach Ports. Port executives and union leaders have grave concerns over the potential for the ports to shut down as they face…

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USTR Extends Exclusions on COVID-19 Treatment Products, Adds Additional Goods

USTR Extends Exclusions on COVID-19 Treatment Products, Adds Additional Goods

The Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) plans to extend exclusions on goods that are used to treat COVID-19 from the Section 301 tariffs on goods from China. The product exclusion extensions announced in the notice will extend exclusions through March 31, 2021. In consideration of the ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19, and the rising…

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