Section 301 Product Exclusions

Section 301 Product Exclusions

Product Exclusions Who qualifies for Product Exclusions? How is your product different? What distinguishes your product from the 8-digit HTS subheading? In making its determination on each request, USTR may consider: whether a product is available from a source outside of China, whether the additional […]

Section 301 List 4 is being Considered

Section 301 List 4 is being Considered 25% Additional Duty on almost all Remaining Imports from China Submit your Comments to USTR Today There is a new announcement that President Trump is considering 25% additional tariffs on almost all remaining imports from China into the […]

GRI Announcement

GRI Announcement June 15, 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 June 15, 2019.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC […]

China Retaliates

China Retaliates with Increase on Current Tariffs on U.S. goods

China Retaliates with Increase on Current Tariffs on U.S. goods President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping met last week in Washington to discuss trade talks between United States and China, but unfortunately did not come to an agreement.  This all comes after President Trump […]

U.S. and China Trade Talks End without Agreement

U.S. and China Trade Talks End without Agreement Continued Talks may resume in June President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping met last week in Washington to discuss trade talks between United States and China, but unfortunately did not come to an agreement.  President Xi […]

tomato imports

Tomato Import Tariffs increase to 17.5%

Tomato Import Tariffs increase to 17.5% U.S. prices on Tomatoes could also Increase On May 7, 2019, “the Department of Commerce announced the termination of the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico, and that negotiations will continue regarding a possible revised agreement acceptable […]

german rates

Update on Trade Lane – Europe to North America

Update on Trade Lane – Europe to North America Significant influences have caused delays and ocean freight increases which have impacted the transatlantic trade lane between Europe and North America. Jan Hansen, North American Trade Lane Manager of Alfons Koester, Scarbrough’s exclusive German partner, was […]

Section 301

Section 301 List 3 increases to 25%

Section 301 List 3 increases to 25% It was announced on May 5, 2019 that an additional 25% tax for the third tranche of Section 301 tariffs, also known as List 3, would go into effect on May 10, 2019, and that effective date is now official….. However, […]

USA Mexico Border

CBP POE Update on Southern Border

CBP POE Update on Southern Border About 5 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 […]