United States and China Agree to 90 Day Moratorium on New Trade Tariffs

The U.S. and China have agreed to a 90-day suspension regarding the implementation of new import tariffs while they work on a negotiated settlement. Existing tariffs already enacted by either country will remain in effect, but new tariffs will be delayed subject to ongoing negotiations between the two countries aimed at resolving their trade disputes….

Tariff Rate Quotas under the new CPTPP Agreement

Applications for an allocation under the new CPTPP TRQs may now be submitted to Global Affairs Canada by email. The deadline for submitting an application is December 12th, 2018. Allocations will be issued on December 21, 2018. Please note that any applications submitted for a TRQ administered on a calendar year for the 2019 TRQ…

Canada & USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update

Please be advised that the December 1, 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada & USA trade lanes, and announced by ocean freight carriers at levels of USD 1000 per 40′ container, has been postponed to December 15, 2018. General Rate Increase (GRI) effective December 15, 2018…

Canada – Transpacific Eastbound GRI Update

Please be advised that the November 15, 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada trade lane, and announced by ocean freight carriers at levels of USD 1000 per 40′ container, has been postponed to December 1, 2018, except for select services calling the East Coast which will…

Reminder: List 3 U.S. Section 301 Tariffs to Increase to 25% January 1st, 2019

U.S. importers should note Section 301 tariffs (duties) for List 3 products from China are scheduled to increase to 25%, from the current 10% rate, beginning January 1st, 2019. These duties are assessed in addition to any other applicable duties or taxes. To minimize the impact of these duties, importers should proactively assess the upcoming…

2019 NAFTA Blanket Certificate of Origin Renewal Reminder

With 2018 coming to a close, Delmar International would like to take this opportunity to remind its clients to complete and/or obtain new 2019 NAFTA Certificates of Origin (‘certificate’) covering applicable products being imported into the U.S.,Canada or Mexico. In order to maintain NAFTA benefits, including duty free status, U.S., Canadian and Mexican importers should…