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  • Additional Product Exclusions Granted for Section 301 Tariffs September 24, 2019 The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced additional exclusions requests granted to products on Lists 1, 2, and 3 of the Section 301 action on goods made in China. All exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the Annex of each notice. The USTR will be accepting Section 301 List 3 product exclusion requests through its online portal until September 30, ...
  • 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 ...




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