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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 […]

PROCEDURES TO MAXIMIZE RECOVERY OF SECTION 232 AND 301 DUTIES

Tariffs under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 have been imposed on imports since as early as March 23, 2018.  Exemptions from the tariffs are available, and importers should consider implementing strategies to maximize potential recovery of the duties they have paid. Section […]

GTEC CONFERENCE, JULY 30, 2019, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, Frank J. Desiderio will serve as a panelist at the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders GTEC Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The panel will discuss Informed Compliance and Reasonable Care, 25 years after the Customs Modernization Act.      

PREPARE FOR THE OCTOBER 2019 CUSTOMS BROKER LICENSE EXAM LIVE IN LOS ANGELES

The Foreign Trade Association is offering a course in preparation for the October 2019 Customs Broker License Exam.  The 11 week exam preparation course is taught by Erik Smithweiss of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP (GDLSK), a resident partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. The course starts on Monday, August 5, 2019.  This course […]

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: 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.

FUNDAMENTALS OF EXPORT COMPLIANCE COURSE

Erik D. Smithweiss will be teaching a 2-day course on the Fundamentals of Export Compliance on Thursday, June 20 – Friday, June 21, 2019.  The program is intended for export compliance professionals and management with export compliance responsibility.  The course will provide an in-depth review of regulatory requirements under the Census Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, […]

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, […]