USTR Announces Official Second List of Section 301 Tariffs

USTR Announces Official Second List of Section 301 Tariffs

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has finalized list two of Section 301 tariffs on Chinese products. The list contains 279 tariff lines—about $16 billion worth of imports from China—and will be subject to a 25 percent additional tariff. Customs will start collecting these additional duties on August 23, 2018. A Federal Register…

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CTPAT Members—Your Chance to Submit Feedback on MSC

CTPAT Members—Your Chance to Submit Feedback on MSC

The updated Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) Workbooks for members has been released and has entered into a commenting period, as of July 25. Over the next 90 days CTPAT members are advised to log into the CTPAT portal and review the updated MSC workbooks in the portal’s Document Section…

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Official Section 301 Tariff List Announced

Official Section 301 Tariff List Announced

In April, the Trump Administration proposed tariffs on 1,333 items under Section 301 and stated that the official list would be announced June 15, 2018. That official list of products has been announced and separated into two sets. The first set contains 818 items of the originally proposed 1,333 items. These products will be subject…

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Get Duty Drawback on Section 301 Duties

Get Duty Drawback on Section 301 Duties

In a message  from Customs, it has been officially announced that Section 301 duties are eligible for duty drawback. This is great news for importers. Section 301 Background In April, the Trump Administration proposed tariffs on 1,333 items under Section 301 and stated that the official list would be announced June 15, 2018. That official…

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Updates from the Recent Steel and Aluminum Proclamations

Updates from the Recent Steel and Aluminum Proclamations

President Trump has issued two proclamations, on April 30, that extend temporary exemptions from the Section 232 duty on steel and aluminum products, along with other adjustments. These are some of the main takeaways. President Trump has extended temporary exemptions for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the member countries of the EU. The proclamation…

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