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COVID-19 Update For Importers: 4 Things You Should Do Right Now

COVID-19 Update For Importers: 4 Things You Should Do Right Now March 20, 2020

During this global COVID-19 pandemic, the international supply chain has been affected but overall ships are moving and capacity, especially from Asia, appears to be coming back on line. Unfortunately, Air Freight is not faring as well. So far, there are commitments from all government agencies and service providers to keep things moving. While there...

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Coronavirus Impact on Medical Device Imports

Coronavirus Impact on Medical Device Imports March 17, 2020

In a U.S. and world economy that has essentially come to an abrupt halt due to fears and precautions surrounding the Coronavirus, parts of the global medical device and pharmaceutical sectors are in high gear. For U.S. importers of these materials, complexity and rapid shifts in regulation is increasing. Are you aware of the latest...

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USTR Publishes Additional Exclusions To Section 301 List 3 Products

USTR Publishes Additional Exclusions To Section 301 List 3 Products December 20, 2019

New exclusions from the duties on Chinese imports have been announced by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), representing a sixth round of exclusions requests from the 25 percent duty assessed under the Section 301 List of goods from China. These product exclusions relate to the imposed additional duties announced in 83 FR 47974 on Chinese...

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Join Us at The Industry Event of the Year: 2020 NY/NJ Brokers Association Dinner

Join Us at The Industry Event of the Year: 2020 NY/NJ Brokers Association Dinner November 26, 2019

Please plan to join us at the Industry Event of the Year on February 6, 2020 in New York City. The 103rd Annual NY/NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association Annual Dinner in New York City is the single largest event in the U.S. transportation industry, with more than 700 attendees. I know you will...

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USTR To Begin Accepting Exclusion Requests On October 31 For Chinese Imports On Section 301 List 4A

USTR To Begin Accepting Exclusion Requests On October 31 For Chinese Imports On Section 301 List 4A October 28, 2019

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced it will accept requests for exclusion from additional tariff rates of 15% duties imposed on Chinese imports listed on Section 301, Tranche 4, beginning on October 31, 2019. The exclusion requests may be submitted via the Web Portal beginning at noon on October 31 through January 31, 2020....

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New Guidance Issued by CPB on Section 301 Tariff Refunds

New Guidance Issued by CPB on Section 301 Tariff Refunds October 21, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that on October 31, 2019 it will begin accepting tariff exclusion requests for Chinese imports subject to an additional 15 percent tariff (List 4 tariffs) that went into effect on September 1, 2019.  Exclusion requests will be received via USTR’s online exclusion request processing portal at exclusions.ustr.gov;...

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U.S. Holds Off On Planned Tariffs; China Plans Additional Purchases

U.S. Holds Off On Planned Tariffs; China Plans Additional Purchases October 15, 2019

The planned increase in tariffs on Chinese imports this week has been shelved in an initial agreement reached by the U.S. and China. The Administration said it would forego the tariff hike from 25% to 30% scheduled to go into effect today (October 15) on $250 billion worth of annual imports. In exchange, the Chinese...

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Tariffs On Chinese Imports Delayed: What Importers Should Know

Tariffs On Chinese Imports Delayed: What Importers Should Know September 12, 2019

An additional increase in tariffs on $250B of goods imported from China has been delayed by two weeks, from October 1 to October 15. President Trump announced the move as a goodwill gesture ahead of planned trade talks with Chinese officials in Washington next month. The tariffs scheduled to increase from 25% to 30% were...

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