China Tariff increase cancelled……. for now

On Friday 10/11/19 it was announced by the White House that the planned increased tariff, going from 25% to 30%, on $250 billion dollars worth of Chinese goods that was scheduled for tomorrow, 10/15/19, has been cancelled due to appreciable progress in trade talks in the days previous. However, an agreement has yet to be signed and it’s acknowledged that there is still a lot of work to be done. At this time, the scheduled increase on 12/15 is till happening. Please check back for further updates... Read More

New 301 Trade Action against the EU Effective 10/18/2019

The US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that, effective at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Friday 10/18/2019, there will be additional duties levied against products of certain member States of the EU. This comes after a determination by the US Trade Representative that, “…the European Union (EU) and certain member States have denied U.S. rights under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and have failed to implement WTO Dispute Settlement Body recommendations concerning certain subsidies... Read More

New product exclusions for the 301-China Tariffs to be published tomorrow, 10/2/2019

Hello everyone! Tomorrow (10/02/2019) there will be posted in the Federal Register three new sets of product exclusions for the 301-China Tariffs. The links are below. It will be to your benefit to look through these documents to see if any of your products of Chinese origin that you import are described in any of the lists. If you believe you found some, and would like help in determining this, then please contact us here at 360-332-1778 or by email to orders@sandersbrokerage.us for assistance.... Read More

New product exclusions for the 301-China Tariffs as of 9/20/2019

Hello everyone! Tomorrow (9/20/2019) there will be posted in the Federal Register three new sets of product exclusions for the 301-China Tariffs. The links are below. It will be to your benefit to look through these documents to see if any of your products of Chinese origin that you import are described in any of the lists. If you believe you found some, and would like help in determining this, then please contact us here at 360-332-1778 or by email to orders@sandersbrokerage.us for assistance. Otherwise,... Read More

China Tariff increase postponed

On Wednesday 9/11/2019 it was announced to the press that President Trump is postponing the increase in the China Tariffs from 25% to 30% by two weeks. The increase was slated to go into effect on Tuesday 10/1/2019, but is now scheduled for scheduled for Tuesday 10/15/2019. US and Chinese officials will meet to discuss trade early in October.  Read More

Lists of Exclusions to the China Tariffs

Hello. Since December 2018 there have been several lists of items that have been granted exclusion to the China Tariffs by the US Trade Representative’s Office (USTR). They are listed below and it will be to your benefit to take the time to examine them to see if any of your products appear. In some cases, just the HS code appears. In those cases, you can interpret this to mean all products that fall within that tariff number are excluded. In most cases you will find a description followed... Read More

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

Independence Day – July 4th 2019 U.S. Holiday Office Closure

As a reminder we are posting this notice that July 4th 2019 is a U.S. Holiday in the U.S.A. and our office will be closed.  Now, having said that there will be personnel in the office throughout the day preparing necessary and urgent import entries.  However, we will not be answering the office phone system. Thank you for your understanding, and just as a prompting, the sooner you can get us entry documents for July 4th the better.  Thanks to all our neighbor’s to the north, congratulations... 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