Trade News / U.S. regulatory updates

Posted: Jan 20, 2020

January 20, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Section 301 Duties for List 4a products will be reduced from 15 percent to 7.5 percent for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse as of February 14, 2020. Additional... Read more >

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Posted: Nov 25, 2019

 November 25, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS), issued a Federal Order on November 15, 2019, imposing restrictions on imports of tomato and peppers (including seed lots, transplants,... Read more >

Posted: Nov 19, 2019

November 19, 2019 – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced they will be holding a public hearing, and accepting comments, in their country practice review of General System of Preferences (GSP) eligibility for nine countries: Azerbaijan:  focusing... Read more >

Posted: Nov 8, 2019

November 8, 2019 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted a fourth round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties on Chinese origin products, found on List 3. Two exclusions are for the complete Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number: 8409.91.3000... Read more >

Posted: Nov 5, 2019

November 5, 2019 – The first round of Section 301 List 1 exclusions for Chinese origin products are set to expire on December 28, 2019.  The U.S. Trade Representative announced they are considering extending particular exclusions for another year. They... Read more >

Posted: Nov 4, 2019

November 4, 2019 – The President issued a Proclamation restoring duty free treatment to certain products from the Ukraine under the General System of Preferences (GSP), after progress was made in providing protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), effective October... Read more >

Posted: Oct 31, 2019

October 31, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a direct final rule, increasing the fee paid by importers of cotton and cotton-containing products under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order.  The effective date is... Read more >

Posted: Oct 25, 2019

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted a third round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties on Chinese origin products, found on List 3. All 83 exclusions granted are product specific, covering 95 separate exclusion request, and are effective September... Read more >

Posted: Oct 22, 2019

October 22, 2019 – The U.S. Trade Representative announced that they will be accepting requests for exclusions for Section 301, List 4a Chinese origin products beginning October 31, 2019 (at noon, EDT), through January 31, 2020. Exclusion requests may be... Read more >

Posted: Oct 17, 2019

October 17, 2019 – The White House announced that President Trump agreed not to increase Section 301 duties for List 1, 2, and 3 Chinese origin products to 30% on October 15, 2019.  Additional duties will remain at 25% for... Read more >

Posted: Oct 11, 2019

October 11, 2019 – The International Trade Commission (ITC) announced they are accepting Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) petitions for the period beginning January 1, 2021. Petitions may be filed on the ITC’s Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Petition System (MTBPS) portal, beginning... Read more >