usmca

USMCA Legislation Waits as White House, Congress Continue Talks

USMCA Legislation Waits as White House, Congress Continue Talks Delays to be Expected An agreement was made last fall between the three countries (U.S, Mexico, and Canada) to enter into a trilateral trade that would better help the North American workers and economies.  The implementation […]

Product Exclusions List 1

List 1 Section 301 Product Exclusions • List 6 Released

List 1 Section 301 Product Exclusions • List 6 Released The sixth batch of product exclusions from List 1 Section 301 imports from China has been released. Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual […]

HMM to join THE Alliance

HMM to join THE Alliance Information derived from Hapag-Lloyd Newsletter. Carrier will be fourth member – besides Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Yang Ming The South Korean container liner shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) will join THE Alliance as a full member. Through […]

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Certain Solar Products Excluded from Section 201 Safeguard Measure

Certain Solar Products Excluded from Section 201 Safeguard Measure The United States Trade Representative has determined that particular crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) products should be excluded from the safeguard measure applied to certain solar products and is modifying subchapter III of chapter 99 of the […]

GRI Announcement

GRI Announcement August 1, 2019

U.S. Import General Rate Increase for Full Container and Less than Container Freight Carriers have announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) for cargo from Asia to The United States effective August 1, 2019.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC to […]

Section 301 List 4

Section 301 List 4 Imports from China Called Off… For Now

Section 301 List 4 Imports from China Called Off List 4 is on Hold While United States and China Continue Trade Talks President Trump of the United States and President Xi of China recently had another round of trade discussions on the sidelines of the […]

Doing Business with India

India officially removed from GSP

India officially removed from GSP In early March 2019, President Trump announced the United States’ intent to terminate India’s (along with Turkey’s) designation as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program.  According to Hindu Business Online, President Trump said, “I have determined that […]

USA Mexico Border

CBP POE Update on Southern Border

CBP POE Update on Southern Border About 15 weeks ago, President Trump threatened to close the border between the United States and Mexico, which would significantly impact international trade between the two countries.  In response and ever since the announcement, leadership from the U.S. Customs […]

Section 301 List 3

Section 301 List 3 Exclusion Process Announced

Section 301 List 3 Exclusion Process Announced Our friend, Beau Jackson with Husch Blackwell, has summarized the List 3 exclusion process well.  He mentions, “USTR has finally launched an exclusion process for products on the third Section 301 list.  As a reminder, this is the list […]