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  • 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 ...
  • Trump to Suspend Steel & Aluminum Tariffs from Canada and Mexico May 17, 2019 A year ago, President Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum products from most countries. Trump received sharp criticism from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. The President offered temporary exemptions for the European Union, Mexico and Canada. Two sources familiar with the USMCA deal, said that President Trump is poised to lift the tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico. The announcement has ...




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