U.S. Announces 5% Increase to Chinese Section 301 Tariffs

On August 23rd, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) confirmed the U.S. Administration’s intent to increase Section 301 tariffs (duties) on Chinese origin products by 5%. Administration statements indicated the increase would apply to both Chinese products presently under existing Section 301 tariffs and those announced for future implementation. Such an action would increase existing…

Contingent tarifaire sur les produits de l’orge

Le contingent tarifaire sur les produits de l’orge sera épuisé le 16 janvier 2019. Par conséquent, le 16 janvier 2019 (à 23 h 59 heure locale) sera la date limite pour comptabiliser des importations de tous les produits de l’orge classés dans un numéro tarifaire comportant la mention « dans les limites de l’engagement d’accès ». Toutes les importations de produits de l’orge…

Barley Products Tariff Rate Quota

The barley products tariff rate quota (TRQ) will be filled on January 16, 2019. Consequently, January 16, 2019 (at 11:59 pm local time) will be the cut-off date for accounting for imports of all barley products classified under a “within access commitment” tariff item number. All imports of barley products accounted for after the cut-off…

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…