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…

U.S. Removes Turkey from Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program

Following a previously announced review and citing its developed economy, the U.S. has announced the removal of Turkey from its Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program effective May 17, 2019. This action eliminates preferential access to the U.S. market for Turkey under the program. Applicable imports from Turkey will now be subject to any existing…