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Posted: Apr 28, 2020

April 28, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement’s (USMCA’s) enter into force date will be July 1, 2020. The USTR notified Congress that Canada and Mexico have taken measures necessary to comply with their... Read more >

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Posted: May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted their fourteenth round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties for Chinese origin products found on List 3. Seventeen ten-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) were excluded: 0713.33.1040 0713.50.1000 1207.70.0020 1207.70.0040... Read more >

Posted: May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) extended the non-essential travel ban at U.S. land borders with both Canada and Mexico, from May 22, 2020 to June 22, 2020 due to COVID-19. Essential travel includes, but is... Read more >

Posted: May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) extended thirteen of forty Section 301 exclusions applicable to Chinese origin products appearing on List 1, Tranche 4 which were due to expire on May 14, 2020. Originally approved on May... Read more >

Posted: May 20, 2020

The Secretary of Commerce initiated a Section 232 investigation on imports of electrical transformers, transformer regulators, and articles to be incorporated into transformers (including laminations for stacked cores, stacked cores, and wound cores). They will investigate whether products are being... Read more >

Posted: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has implemented the United States-Mexico-Canada Center to help coordinate the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) which enters into force on July 1, 2020. The USMCA Center will serve as... Read more >

Posted: May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted a fourth round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties for Chinese origin products found on List 4A. Three ten-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) were excluded: 3306.20.0000 6506.10.6030 8512.10.4000 Five... Read more >

Posted: May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted their thirteenth round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties for Chinese origin products found on List 3. Two ten-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) were excluded: 4819.50.4060 6902.20.5020 144 product... Read more >

Posted: May 8, 2020

The trade agreement, dubbed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in the U.S., officially known as the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) in Canada, and called Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá (T-MEC) in Mexico will replace the North American Free... Read more >

Posted: May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Commerce proposed the creation of an Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) program.  It would be comparable to the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) program. In addition to tracking surges in... Read more >

Posted: Apr 28, 2020

April 28, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement’s (USMCA’s) enter into force date will be July 1, 2020. The USTR notified Congress that Canada and Mexico have taken measures necessary to comply with their... Read more >