U.S. and China Confirm an Initial Trade Agreement Has Been Reached

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that U.S. and China have reached an initial or ‘Phase One’ agreement on trade. Many agreement details, including an implementation timeline, are yet to be confirmed. The Phase One agreement will also require formal signing by both parties. Subject to confirmation, U.S. government and…

USTR Announces 32 Exclusions for China Section 301 List 3 Products

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced an additional (5th) set of 32 product exclusions from U.S. Section 301 List 3. The 32 exclusions are product specific based on the applicable description provided. The exclusions are effective September 24, 2018 through August 6, 2020. Post entry refunds may be submitted to recover…

SIXTH SET OF CHINA SECTION 301 TARIFF EXEMPTIONS ANNOUNCED FOR LIST 1 PRODUCTS

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced a sixth (6th) set of product exclusions from the Section 301 25% tariffs or duties on Chinese products. These exclusions relate to items that were included in the first list (‘List 1’) of products enacted on July 6, 2018. Products in List 1 include many technology imports with…

CFIA Processing Delays at the Canadian Border

Please note that there are release delays at the Canadian border due to processing times. The delays affect shipments or items that are subject to clear through the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), with delays in some cases of up to 24 hours. This delay could impact importers monetarily, as carriers could possibly charge waiting…