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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released notice of its fifth batch of China Section 301 product exclusion approvals that will relieve impacted U.S. importers from the 25 percent tariff implemented on certain imports from China July 6, 2018. These approved exclusions cover 464 exclusion requests and are established in two different formats: as a full exclusion for one existing 10-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading, 8537.10.8000 (touch-sensitive…
On May 30, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a Statement Regarding Emergency Measures to Address the Border Crisis in which he announced that his administration would be imposing a 5 percent tariff on all goods entering the United States from Mexico beginning on June 10, 2019. Stating that “the United States has suffered the severe and dangerous consequences of illegal immigration” for decades while “Mexico has allowed [illegal immigration] to go on for many years,…
On November 24, 1975, the United States designated India as a beneficiary developing country (BDC) for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which enabled India over the years to export roughly 2,000 products to the United States duty-free. On March 4, 2019, President Donald Trump announced his intention to terminate India’s BDC designation and its resulting GSP benefits, removing India’s duty-free access to the U.S. market. In a May 31, 2019, presidential proclamation, the…
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it is extending the amount of time certain goods exported from China will have to enter the United States before an additional Section 301 tariff increase from 10 percent to 25 percent is imposed. As we reported on May 9, President Donald Trump moved to increase Section 301 import tariffs to 25 percent on the third tranche of Chinese products valued at approximately…