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PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES CHINA 301 LIST 4 TO GO INTO EFFECT SEPTEMBER 1.

President Trump announced today that the fourth list of products from China subject to additional duties will go into effect September 1, 2019. On May 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued a proposed List 4 which threatens to impose additional tariffs of on “essentially all” Chinese products imported into the U.S. that were […]

UPDATE: USTR ADDS TO LIST OF EU PRODUCTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR SEC. 301 TARIFFS

On July 2, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that additional products of the European Union (“EU”) are being considered for inclusion in the list of products that may be subject to additional, Sec. 301, tariffs of up to 100%. The list of 89 additional tariff subheadings are valued at approximately $4 billion in […]

UPDATE: ADDITIONAL TARIFFS ON GOODS FROM MEXICO “INDEFINITELY SUSPENDED”

On June 7, 2019, President Trump announced that proposed additional tariffs on goods imported from Mexico are “indefinitely suspended”. The tariffs were scheduled to take effect on June 10, 2019, at an initial rate of 5% ad valorem, and rise thereafter by 5% increments on the first of each month, ending on October 1, 2019, […]

UPDATE: WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES TARIFFS OF 5% – 25% ON IMPORTS FROM MEXICO

On May 30, 2019, President Trump announced that effective June 10, 2019, all goods imported into the U.S. from Mexico will be subject to an additional duty of 5% ad valorem. This is in addition to the regular duties which are normally applicable to the goods. The President invoked his authority under the International Emergency […]

UPDATE: EXTENSION ANNOUNCED FOR SEC. 301, TRANCHE 3, GOODS ON THE WATER

On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative announced its intention to publish a Federal Register Notice which will delay the tariff increase applicable to Chinese-origin goods listed on Section 301, Tranche 3. Whereas the tariff for these goods was scheduled to increase from 10% to 25% on June 1, 2019, the USTR has announced […]

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2019 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM ONLINE OR LIVE AT JFK!

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., PO Box 8217, Red Bank, NJ 07701, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, is offering a courses in preparation for the October 2019 Custom House Broker License Exam. This course also provides an […]

UPCOMING E-COMMERCE SEMINAR – FREE EVENT MAY 22, 2019

On May 22, 2019, GDLSK attorneys Mika McLafferty and Christina Leonard will be offering a free seminar, outlining Customs issues and cost-saving strategies for importing E-Commerce merchandise into the U.S.  The presentation is being co-hosted with accountants at PKF O’Connor Davies, who will be discussing state tax considerations and the First Sale for Export program.  […]

UPDATE: USTR ISSUES PROPOSED LIST 4 EXTENDING SEC. 301 TARIFFS TO “ESSENTIALLY ALL” REMAINING CHINESE IMPORTS

On May 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) issued a proposed List 4 which threatens to impose additional tariffs of up to 25% on “essentially all” Chinese products imported into the U.S. that were not covered by previous section 301 pronouncements. Pharmaceuticals, certain chemicals made into prescription pharmaceuticals, rare earth minerals and critical minerals […]

UPDATE: IN-TRANSIT CHINESE-ORIGIN GOODS MUST BE ENTERED BEFORE JUNE 1 TO AVOID 25% SEC. 301 TARIFF

On May 10, 2019, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (“CBP”) provided updated guidance to the importing community with respect to the recent increase in duty rates for Chinese-origin goods listed on Sec. 301, Tranche 3. CBP specified in CSMS #19-000238 that goods exported before May 10, 2019 must be entered in the U.S. or withdrawn […]

INCREASED DUTY RATE FOR CHINESE-ORIGIN PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO SEC. 301

On May 7, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative is expected to announce an increase in the additional duty rate applicable to Chinese-origin products listed on Section 301, Tranche 3. Currently those products are subject to an additional duty rate of 10% ad valorem. However, on May 6, 2019, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that […]