Update: List 4 (A + B) Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Products

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has published an advance Federal Register notice regarding upcoming Section 301 tariffs on List 4 products. The notice can be found here and confirms products on List A and List B. The notice also confirms that the effective dates for the application of List 4 tariffs (duties) on September 1,…

U.S. Customs Proposes New Power of Attorney Requirements for Customs Brokers

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has published potential new requirements for the processing and maintenance of a Power of Attorney (POA) by U.S. customs brokers. The requirements are not in effect yet. They are being proposed by CBP while additional comment from interested parties is gathered. The new requirements are designed to address a…

First Set of China Section 301 Tariff Exemptions Announced for List 3 Products

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced the first (1st) set of product exclusions from List 3 Section 301 25% tariffs or duties on Chinese products. These exclusions relate to items that were included in the third list of products enacted on September 24, 2018. Products in List 3 include over 5700 full or…

U.S. Customs Adjusting Certain User Fees Effective October 1, 2019

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (U.S. CBP) has announced adjustments to many user fees beginning October 1, 2019, covering its 2020 fiscal year. Such fees are reviewed annually as required by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The table below outlines some common…