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USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 1 EXCLUSIONS

On July 8, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 1 tariffs (the $34 billion trade action). To date, ten sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 1. The sixth set of exclusions is scheduled to expire on […]

USTR SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF EXPIRING CHINA 301 LIST 4 EXCLUSIONS

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued a notice requesting comments on whether certain expiring China 301 List 4 tariff exclusions should be extended.  The exclusions at issue are those covered by the five notices of product exclusion issued as of June 12, 2020.  Unless extended, all of the List 4 exclusions […]

USTR SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL EXPIRING CHINA 301 LIST 2 EXCLUSIONS

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued two notices requesting comments on whether certain expiring China 301 List 2 tariff exclusions should be extended.  The exclusions at issue are those covered by the second set of List 2 exclusions (scheduled to expire on September 20, 2020), a description of which can be […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSION GRANTED / MODIFICATIONS ON SEC. 301 LIST 3 PRODUCTS

On June 23, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional item will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. In addition the scope of five existing exclusions is being modified.  The newly announced exclusion / modifications all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (which is […]

IMPORTANT REMINDER

U.S.-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT TAKES EFFECT ON JULY 1, 2020 Importers and exporters of goods produced in North America are reminded that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) takes effect on July 1, 2020.  On that date, the eligibility rules and procedures under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) will cease to apply and will be replaced by […]

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2020 CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKER LICENSE EXAM -ONLINE!

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., JFK Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, are offering courses in preparation for the October 2020 Custom House Broker License Exam.  This course also provides an excellent overview […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIONS GRANTED ON SEC. 301 LIST 4 PRODUCTS

On June 9, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that an additional 34 items will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products.   The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 4A (which is part of the $300 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are currently […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES THE MODIFICATION OF A 301 LIST 1 PRODUCT

On June 5, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced the modification of a China 301 List 1 exclusion as described below: Original Language Amended Language Machines for crushing/grinding pills, each valued over $20 but not over $35 (described in statistical reporting number 8479.82.0080) Machines for crushing/grinding pills, each valued not over $35 (described in […]

USTR SEEKING COMMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN ADDITIONAL EXPIRING CHINA 301 LIST 3 EXCLUSIONS

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) has issued a notice requesting comments on whether certain additional China 301 tariff exclusions, scheduled to expire on August 7, 2020, should be extended. It has previously solicited comments with respect to the exclusions described in the 11 List 3 product exclusion notices issued as of March […]

USTR ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING CHINA SECTION 301 LIST 1 EXCLUSIONS

On June 1, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced extensions for certain expiring exclusions from the China 301 List 1 tariffs (the $34 billion trade action). To date, ten sets of exclusions have been issued in connection with List 1. The fifth set of exclusions is scheduled to expire on […]