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  • 5% Tariff on Imports from Mexico Starting June 10th June 5, 2019 On Thursday, May 30, 2019, President Trump tweeted, “On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied…” A White House statement that followed the tweet explained that to address ...
  • Section 301 List 3 Product Exclusion Forms May 22, 2019 The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has published a notice regarding China Section 301 List 3 Product Exclusions. The notice published in the Federal Register states that, “the 301 exclusion process must be in place and available to the public on or around June 30, 2019. Requests for exclusions must identify a particular product and provide supporting data for the requested exclusion. After ...
  • DUTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES May 20, 2019 With duty rates on most commodities well below ten percent for years the costs of many duty reduction plans were not cost effective. Times have changed. With the US embracing sudden and substantial duty increases as a trade strategy the value of duty reduction planning has increased. Duty applicability is tied, with a few exceptions, to three elements; (1) the classification of the item under the ...




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