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….

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…

U.S. Customs Rulings Clarify Country of Origin for Section 301 Tariff Purposes

Faced with Section 301 duties (tariffs) on certain imports from China along with Section 232 duties on many steel and aluminum products, U.S. importers are considering possible options to compliantly reduce the payment of these duties – especially with ‘List 3’ Section 301 duties scheduled to increase to 25% on January 1st, 2019. In the…

Exclusion Process for U.S. Section 301 – List 2 Published

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) recently published guidelines for importers and other parties seeking an exclusion from U.S. Section 301 duties that began August 23, 2018 (List 2) covering specific products of Chinese origin. The deadline for submitting an exclusion request for products on List 2 is December 18, 2018. Any responses…

U.S. Confirms 25% Duty on $16 Billion of Additional Chinese Products

Based on its Section 301 investigation into Chinese trade practices, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has confirmed it will implement a 25% duty on a second list (‘List 2’) of Chinese products valued at $16 billion. The updated list of Chinese products covered by this second phase is available here.  This second…