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China 301 Tariff Statutory Review Begins

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) begins the four-year review process for two actions under Section 301 China tariffs.The first step in the review process is to notify representatives of domestic industries which benefit from the trade action of the possible termination of the action and provide an opportunity to request a continuation of the tariffs. USTR

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New Aluminum Import Monitoring Requirements

Beginning June 29, 2022, aluminum imports requiring an Aluminum Import license will require the declaration of "country of largest smelt" and "country of second largest smelt."The U.S. Commerce Department defines the field for the country of smelt for the largest (and second largest) volume of primary aluminum as the country where the largest volume of

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Food Imports Will Require DUNS Number Declared

Beginning July 24, 2022, FDA will require Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) food importers to provide their valid, 9-digit DUNS number on declarations to FDA. U.S. Customs will reject an entry line of food subject to the FSVP regulations when the importer's DUNS number is not provided.Previously, FDA allowed FSVP importers to declare 'unknown' in the

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Energy Products from Russia Banned

On April 8, 2022, President Biden signed into law H.R. 6968,  a bill prohibiting the importation of energy products from Russia. The energy products are classified under chapter 27 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.The bill makes an exception for prior contracts or agreements.Chapter 27 covers mineral fuels, mineral oils, and products of their distillation, bituminous

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U.S. Suspends Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus

On April 8th, President Biden signed into law H.R. 7108 the “Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act.”All products from Russia or Belarus entered or withdrawn for consumption on or after April 9th, 2022 are subject to Column 2 duty rates of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).The President could

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Section 301 Extended Exclusions Update - 9903.88.67

U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced the programming for the Section 301 China Extended Exclusions associated with HTS code 9903.88.67 will be in place on April 12th. Importers can begin to utilize the HTS code for new imports and seek refunds for imports dating back to October 12th, 2021.Product exclusions are available for any product that

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Japanese Steel Quota Opens April 1

Section 232 tariffs on certain steel products ‘melted and poured’ in Japan transition to a tariff-rate quota on April 1. Products imported within quota will be free of Section 232 tariffs.

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Expired Section 301 China Exclusions Extended!

On March 23rd, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the extension of 352 expired product exclusions from Section 301 China tariffs. The extensions are the result of a request for comment by the USTR in November 2021 asking for input on the extension of 549 Section 301 exclusions that had expired.We suggest reviewing the exclusions available

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US-UK Agreement on Steel & Aluminum Tariffs

On March 22, 2022, the U.S. & U.K. have reached an agreement over steel and aluminum tariffs. Section 232 additional tariffs on certain steel and aluminum products made in the U.K. will transition to a tariff-rate quota (TRQ) on June 1, 2022. Products imported within-quota will be free of Section 232 duties, and products imported


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