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World Trade Organization (WTO) “Trump’s China Tariffs Violate Trade Rules”

World Trade Organization (WTO) “Trump’s China Tariffs Violate Trade Rules” September 16, 2020

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Tuesday struck at the core of President Trump’s trade war on China, ruling that the tariffs he imposed in 2018 on $234 billion worth of Chinese goods ran afoul of U.S. commitments under global trading rules. The U.S. tariffs against China were authorized under Section 301 of the Trade Act...

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Section 301 Update: Legal Challenge Filed Against US Court of International Trade

Section 301 Update: Legal Challenge Filed Against US Court of International Trade September 16, 2020

A new challenge has been filed in the US Court of International Trade (CIT) contesting the assessment of the List 3 and List 4 tariffs that have been imposed on goods from China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.  The lawsuit alleges that the tariffs were imposed in an untimely manner and...

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Section 301 Update: Missed USTR Refunds? We Can Help!

Section 301 Update: Missed USTR Refunds? We Can Help! September 15, 2020

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a number of exclusions to the Section 301 China assessment program. These exclusion orders resulted in millions of dollars of duty refunds for our clients.  In order for importers to have taken advantage of these opportunities they had to file protective claims or timely claims...

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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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