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that Section 301 Duties for List 4a products will be reduced from 15 percent to 7.5 percent for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse as of February 14, 2020.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: Jun 27, 2019

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it will hold the 32nd Annual Conference on Export Controls in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, July 9-11, 2019. The theme of the conference is “Emerging Technologies, Strategic Trade,... Read more >

Posted: Jun 14, 2019

On June 7, 2019, a deal was reached between the U.S. and Mexico to avert the implementation of tariffs on imports from Mexico, that were due to go into effect on June 10, 2019. In response to an influx of... Read more >

Posted: Jun 14, 2019

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced they are investigating possible modifications under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), as part of their 2018 Review of GSP.  This includes eight Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) numbers, from select GSP countries. Two... Read more >

Posted: Jun 13, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the 2019 Trade Symposium will be held in Chicago, IL, on July 23-24, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis. Registration is now open. The registration fee is $184.00 US, and registration must be done... Read more >

Posted: Jun 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced the introduction of a web portal to be used for submitting Section 232 exclusion requests. Section 232 duties and quotas are assessed on imports of aluminum and steel, and are currently filed using... Read more >

Posted: Jun 7, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted notice of previous and future changes to units of measure (UOM), used to report quantity, under the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (USHTS). Under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA), all UOM... Read more >

Posted: Jun 7, 2019

On Thursday May 30, 2019, United States President Donald Trump announced through an official White House correspondence that the U.S. would be imposing tariffs on all imports of Mexico-origin goods into the commerce of the United States. The tariffs, which... Read more >

Posted: Jun 4, 2019

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), who periodically announces decisions of additional approved product exclusion requests, have approved a 5th Tranche of Exclusions from Section 301 duties for List 1 products, covering 464 separate exclusion requests. The new 5th Tranche of... Read more >

Posted: Jun 4, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) issued a preliminary antidumping duty (AD) determination on imports of mattresses from China under case A-570-092. AD occurs when a foreign company sells products in the U.S. at less than fair market value. Preliminary... Read more >

Posted: Jun 3, 2019

The President issued a proclamation that terminates India being designated as a beneficiary developing country under the General System of Preferences (GSP), effective June 5, 2019.  India is being terminated because of their failure to provide the U.S. with assurance... Read more >