U.S. Customs Advisory: USTR Reinstates Some Chinese Section 301 Tariff Exclusions

In October 2021, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) notified the public that it would consider reinstating Section 301 tariff exclusions covering 549 Chinese products imported into the U.S.   Today, the USTR announced it is reinstating Section 301 tariff exclusions covering 352 of the 549 products under review. These products will be allowed entry to the…

Update: Lockdowns in China due to COVID-19

China health authorities reported nearly 3400 COVID-19 cases on March 13, causing temporary lockdowns in certain areas, such as Shenzhen, Dongguan, Shanghai and Qingdao.  The current disruptions are expected to cause some delays in cargo movements within these regions.   The Delmar offices in these regions remain operational.  Delmar will continue to monitor this situation as…

CBSA Notice of Initiation of Investigations – Mattresses from China

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued a notice of initiation of investigations, which affects importers of mattresses from China.  The CBSA initiated investigations on February 24, 2022, under the Special Import Measures Act, respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of mattresses from China. The investigations follow a complaint filed by Restwell Mattress Co. Ltd. and the…

Ningbo Lockdown News

An outbreak of COVID-19 at a clothing factory in Ningbo’s Beilun district in China over the weekend sparked local lockdowns and mass testing, and has hampered trucker availability connecting Ningbo-Zhoushan port, the world’s largest port in overall cargo volumes and third largest when it comes to handling containers.  The number of confirmed COVID cases has increased from an initial one to…

SIMA Alert – Latest Notifications

SIMA Alert – Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods 4 from Austria  Notice of preliminary determination  Ottawa, October 25, 2021  On October 25, 2021, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to subsection 38(1) of Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made preliminary determinations of dumping with respect to Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods 4 from Austria.   Provisional duties will now be…

USTR Requests Comment on Reinstating Some Chinese Section 301 Tariff Exclusions 

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it is seeking public comment on the reinstatement of specific China Section 301 import tariff exclusions. Approximately 2200 tariff exclusions were granted by the USTR prior to the majority of exclusions expiring before 2021. Some products related to combating the COVID pandemic continue to have an extended exclusion…