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that Section 301 Duties for List 4a products will be reduced from 15 percent to 7.5 percent for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse as of February 14, 2020.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: Aug 28, 2019

On August 23rd, China announced it would be issuing retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. exports. Due to the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, the United States also announced an increase in tariffs.  If China and the U.S.... Read more >

Posted: Aug 19, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to alert importers who currently use FDA’s Prior Notice System Interface (PNSI), that any draft Prior Notices opened over 120 day or longer will be set to CANCELLED status as of August... Read more >

Posted: Aug 19, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made recommendations for importers to file a request to extend liquidation for entries containing Chinese origin product with Section 301 duties paid, where an exclusion request was filed with the U. S. Trade Representative... Read more >

Posted: Aug 16, 2019

U.S. Customs & Border protection is initiating a voluntary pilot project effective Sept. 28, 2019 that will allow shippers to submit to CBP advanced electronic data related to cargo that falls within the de minimis threshold of $800 under Section... Read more >

Posted: Aug 14, 2019

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced updates regarding Section 301 duties of 10 percent for List 4 Chinese origin products, originally proclaimed as a presidential tweet. This USTR announcement on Tranche 4 tariffs on U.S. Imports from China involved three... Read more >

Posted: Aug 8, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) posted instructions on applying for annual import licenses for the 2020 dairy tariff rate quota (TRQ), which opens on January 1, 2020.  Individuals must apply between September 3, 2019 and October... Read more >

Posted: Aug 8, 2019

The Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) announced they have amended the Iranian Financial Sanction Regulations to rename as the Iranian Sector and Human Rights Abuses Sanctions Regulations in order to implement Executive Order 13871 (E.O. 13871) of May 8,... Read more >

Posted: Aug 7, 2019

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), posted notice of the below-noted increase(s) in user fees, which are effective October 1, 2019.  CBP will increase Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) ‘User Fees’ by 7.167 per­cent to adjust for inflation in... Read more >

Posted: Aug 7, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau posted their monthly June 2019 Trade in Goods and Services reports. Data on exports, imports and trade balances is available based by trade partner country, product category sectors (i.e. automotive, food and beverage,... Read more >

Posted: Aug 7, 2019

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), approved their first list of Chinese origin products excluded from Section 301 duties for List 3, granting 15 separate exclusion requests. Imported product must meet the requirements of one of the below 10 specified product... Read more >