USMCA Effective in July

USMCA Effective in July

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will enter into force on July 1, 2020. Ambassador Robert Lighthizer stated, “the crisis and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrates that now, more than ever, the United States should strive to increase manufacturing capacity and investment in North…

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China’s New Requirements for Medical Product Exports

China’s New Requirements for Medical Product Exports

China has issued new requirements on the export of specific medical supplies being used to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, effective April 1. Exports of these products now require certification from the authorized testing laboratories, copies of the manufacturer’s business license, and the manufacturer’s certificate from China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA). The medical products include:…

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COVID-19’s Impact on Trade

COVID-19’s Impact on Trade

In an effort to provide you as much visibility to the current situation as possible, below is an update on the impact of COVID-19 on trade, since last week. Many state governors across the country have ordered work from home mandates and closures for non-essential businesses. Mohawk is considered an essential business and will remain…

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UPDATED: Customs Announces Duty & Insufficient Bond Extensions and Ruling Requests

UPDATED: Customs Announces Duty & Insufficient Bond Extensions and Ruling Requests

UPDATE: 3/26/20—CBP is no longer taking duty-payment extension requests. CBP will keep the "right to allow additional days for narrow circumstances, including a physical inability to file entry or payments, due to technology outages or port closures." 3/23/20—Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the Trade industry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is accepting requests for…

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