More Section 301 Exclusions Extended

More Section 301 Exclusions Extended

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will extended the third set of products exclusions for list 1 of Section 301 to April 18, 2021—according to the Federal Register notice, which is set to be published April 10, 2020. These exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex, regardless…

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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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29 Additional Products to Be Added to Lacey Act Requirements

29 Additional Products to Be Added to Lacey Act Requirements

Beginning October 1, 2020, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will start enforcing Lacey Act import declaration requirements on 29 new tariff lines. This marks the sixth phase of Lacey Act declaration enforcement. Some of the new products include essential oils; trunks, cases and suitcases; oriented strand board and wooden containers and pallets;…

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New Section 301 List 4 Exclusions Granted

New Section 301 List 4 Exclusions Granted

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a third set of exclusions from the fourth list of Section 301 tariffs. The exclusions will apply retroactively to September 1, 2019 until September 1, 2020. These new exclusions are reflected in five 10-digit HTSUS subheadings and seven specially prepared product descriptions, which together cover 36 separate exclusion…

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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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