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  • Tariff Increase Delay on Section 301 Lists 1, 2, & 3 September 13, 2019 On August 23, 2019, The United States Trade Representative (USTR) released an announcement regarding the China Section 301 investigation. President Trump had instructed the USTR to increase by 5% the tariffs on approximately $550 billion worth of Chinese imports. President Trump has announced a two-week delay for the tariff increase that was to go into effect on roughly $250 billion in goods on October 1. The ...
  • Merchandise Processing Fee Increase on October 1, 2019 September 9, 2019 On October 1, 2019, various changes to user fees with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) will go into effect. The Federal Register notice covering the adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees can be accessed here. The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will NOT change. The MPF minimum and maximum for formal entries will change. The minimum will ...
  • Updated Information on Section 301 List 4 September 3, 2019 Updated Information on Section 301 List 4 The United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice to the Federal Register on August 30, 2019, with updated information regarding the Section 301 action. The notice explained the effective dates for the tariff increase on List 4A and List 4B. List 4A: “Effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. ...




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