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CBP PROPOSES REGULATION REQUIRING CUSTOMS BROKERS TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF IMPORTERS

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (“CBP”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would amend the Customs Regulations to require customs brokers to collect and retain certain information from importers, in order to verify importers’ identities. See 84 Fed. Reg. 40302 (Aug. 14, 2019). The proposed rule applies to domestic and nonresident importers. Currently […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES THAT SEC. 301, LIST 4, TARIFFS ARE EFFECTIVE AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY

On August 15, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that Sec. 301 tariffs of an additional 10% ad valorem on Chinese-origin goods will be applied based on the date of entry. Thus, no grace period has been provided for goods on the water. Accordingly, the additional 10% tariff will apply to List 4A products […]

UPDATE: USTR ANNOUNCES SEC. 301 TARIFFS WILL GO INTO EFFECT SEPT. 1, 2019 FOR CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND OTHER ITEMS FROM CHINA, WITH DELAYED IMPLEMENTATION FOR CERTAIN PRODUCTS

On August 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that Sec. 301 tariffs of an additional 10% ad valorem will go into effect Sept. 1, 2019 for Chinese-origin products listed on Tranche 4, with certain exceptions. the tariff will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2019 for products listed here (“List 4A”): https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/List_4A_%28Effective_September_1%2C_2019%29.pdf the […]

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: EXCLUSION REQUEST PORTAL FOR SEC. 301, TRANCHE 3, TO OPEN ON JUNE 30, 2019

On June 20, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that it will accept Exclusion Requests through an online portal for Chinese-origin merchandise listed on Section 301, Tranche 3, beginning at noon EDT on June 30, 2019 and ending on September 30, 2019.

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, […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON COLLATED STEEL STAPLES FROM KOREA, THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND TAIWAN

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Korea, China, and Taiwan. Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): China. II. Product: The merchandise subject to this Petition are collated steel staples made from steel wire having a nominal diameter ranging from 0.0345 inch to 0.0830 inch, inclusive, have a nominal leg length from 0.25 inch to 3.0 inches, inclusive, […]

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 […]

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 […]