China Announces Retaliatory 25% Tariffs on U.S. Products

In response to the United States decision to implement a 25% tariff (duty) against some Chinese products, the Chinese State Council’s commission on tariffs and customs has announced a list of US – origin products that will be subject to an additional 25% duty effective July 6, 2018. The list (List 1) provided by the…

U.S. Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Products Announced

Further to previous communication on May 29, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) office has announced a first set of Chinese products that will be subject to additional 25% tariffs (duties) for imports into the U.S. effective July 6th, 2018. A complete list (List 1) of affected products is available here and covers 818 HTS…

U.S. EPA Announces Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in its role as a Partner Government Agency (PGA) with U.S. Customs, recently provided updated requirements for the import of composite wood products and corresponding formaldehyde emission standards. Composite wood products include hardwood plywood, medium–density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard as well as finished goods made from these materials. U.S….

U.S. Announces List of Chinese Products Targeted Under Section 301 Action

On April 3rd, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional details related to its recent Section 301 investigation of Chinese trade practices. The USTR provided an official Notice of Determination specifically identifying those Chinese products to be targeted with an additional duty of 25%. Products targeted for the additional duty may be found in…