The latest on the China Tariffs

As many of you know, there have been a lot of moves lately in regard to the China Tariffs. A $300 Billion Trade Action went into effect with two lists. The first list, called Annex A, went into effect on Monday September 1st with products having a duty rate of an additional 15% over the regular duty. The second list, Annex C, will go into effect on December 15th at the same rate. We strongly suggest you check out both lists to see if any of your products are impacted. Also, on Tuesday, September... Read More

New China Tariff’s on $300M worth of goods

THE FOLLOWING IS A POSTING / PUBLICATION FROM THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVES OFFICE TODAY (MAY 16 2019) WHILE THERE IS NO CLEAR PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE – PLEASE BE PREPARED.  THIS WILL NO DOUBT CHANGE THE WAY WE APPROACH HANDLING IMPORTS FOR OUR CLIENTS TRADING IN GOODS MADE IN CHINA. At the bottom of this page is the complete document with the full list of impacted tariff numbers. please read the following from the U.S. Trade Representatives Office: OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE... Read More

CHINA TARIFF – Customs Message 19-000238 date May 10, 2019

Message Id 19-000238 Title UPDATE- Section 301 (Tranche 3) Duties as of May 10, 2019 Subject ABI Transmission Date 2019-05-10 Message Related: 19-000236, 19-000095, 18-000757 BACKGROUND: On August 18, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of China?s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. On June 20,... Read More

President Trump threatens more China Tariff’s on Friday

It was reported in the Washington Post today, from comments President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he intends on increasing tariff’s on goods made in China – come this Friday.  Comments indicated that the Chinese made goods that previously took on 10% Section 301 duties would be increased to 25%, and that if things don’t go well in the trade meetings taking place this week that the U.S. would levy a new 25% fee on “ALL” remaining Chinese Imports, “shortly”.   Chinese... Read More

Change – In Reporting Consignee EIN / IRS tax numbers March 16 2019

There is a very important change coming to the information that a U.S. Customs broker must report when adding a new “consignee” EIN (employer identification number) commonly referred to as an I.R.S. tax number. Effective March 16th will demand that U.S. Customs Brokers now report 3 additional data fields when adding a record into CBP ACE operating system.  The new fields required will include: Company Email Address Company Phone Number Business Address Type (options follow) Residence Corporate... Read More

Fabricated Structural Steel – ADD & CVD Canada, Mexico & China

Following is a posting published today by CBP via the U.S. Trade Representatives: On February 25, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated its less-than-fair-value and countervailing duty investigations on ?Certain Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, Mexico, and the People?s Republic of China (China)? (Initiation Notices). These investigations have been assigned the following case numbers: A-122-864 and C-122-865 (Canada); A-201-850 and C-201-851 (Mexico); and A-570-102... Read More

China Concern!!!

Regulating through the Twitterverse, President Trump announced that there had been significant progress made during trade negotiations with China and as such has delayed or pushed back the date for implementation of the 25% additional Section 301 tariff’s, as previously reported on this website.  As such the March 2nd 2019 date for 25% duty on certain items from China has been delayed.  We will attempt to update our posting as time goes bay.    Read More

Sept 24th Effective Date – Next China Tariff at 10% (Jan 1 2019 to be 25%)

USTR Finalizes Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Imports in Response to China’s Unfair Trade Practices Washington, DC – As part of the United States’ continuing response to China’s theft of American intellectual property and forced transfer of American technology, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs.  In accordance with the direction of President... Read More

Steel – Aluminum Update – April 30 218

Posted May 1 2018 9:07 a.m. UPDATE: Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 2018-05477 aluminum s. korea BACKGROUND: On March 8, 2018, the President issued Proclamations 9704 and 9705 on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862), providing for additional import duties for steel mill and aluminum articles, effective... Read More

Steel – Quote from President Trump

Now, Therefore, I, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, and section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, do hereby proclaim as follows: (1)  For the purposes of this proclamation, “steel articles” are defined at the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) 6‑digit... Read More