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    Trade News / U.S. regulatory updates

    Posted: Aug 16, 2019

    U.S. Customs & Border protection is initiating a voluntary pilot project effective Sept. 28, 2019 that will allow shippers to submit to CBP advanced electronic data related to cargo that falls within the de minimis threshold of $800 under Section... Read more >

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    Posted: Jan 14, 2020

    January 14, 2020 – The President announced his issuing of Executive Order 13902, which extends Iranian sanctions to individuals or entities operating in Iran’s construction, manufacturing, textiles or mining sectors, or anyone trading with, or engaging in sanctioned conduct.?U.S. Treasury... Read more >

    Posted: Jan 14, 2020

    January 14, 2020 -The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) issued its annual list of explosives determined to be within the coverage of pertinent United States Code (USC). The list is effective January 2, 2020. Explosive materials include,... Read more >

    Posted: Jan 14, 2020

    January 14, 2020 – The Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) provides for reduced-free treatment to certain agricultural and industrial goods, improving market access between the U.S. and Japan. Although the FTA took effect on January 1, 2020, Customs and Border... Read more >

    Posted: Jan 10, 2020

    January 10, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the 2020 Trade Symposium will be held in Anaheim, California, on March 10-11, 2019, at the Hilton Anaheim. This year’s general sessions include discussions on International Trade Organizations, Interagency... Read more >

    Posted: Jan 6, 2020

    January 6, 2020 – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Service posted the list of U.S. Federal Holidays for the Calendar Year 2020. Date ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Holiday Wednesday, January 1 ????????????????????? New Year’s Day Monday, January 20 ?????????????????????????? Birthday of... Read more >

    Posted: Jan 3, 2020

    January 3, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted a seventh round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties for Chinese origin products found on List 3. The below two ten-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) were excluded: 8712.00.1510 8712.00.1550... Read more >

    Posted: Dec 19, 2019

    December 19, 2019 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) made several updates to Section 301 Exclusions for Chinese origin products. List 1: –Extended 6 exclusions for one year, that were due to expire on December 28, 2019, but 25 exclusions... Read more >

    Posted: Dec 13, 2019

    December 13, 2019 – President Trump announced via twitter, the tariffs from List 4B set for December 15th will not be charged due to the Phase One Deal made with China. The Phase One agreement includes a commitment by China... Read more >

    Posted: Dec 11, 2019

    December 13, 2019 – Pending any postponements, additional Section 301 duties of 15 percent on Chinese origin products appearing on List 4B are set to go into effect on December 15, 2019. This had been previously announced by the ?U.S.... Read more >

    Posted: Dec 11, 2019

    December 11, 2019 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced they are proposing up to 100 percent additional Section 301 duties on French origin products to countermeasure France’s Digital Service Tax (DST), which restricts U.S. commerce by discriminating against U.S.... Read more >