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Section 301 List 3 Batch 9 Product Exclusions

Section 301 List 3 Batch 9 Product Exclusions On February 20, 2020, The United States Trade Representative published another set of exclusions for Section 301 List 3 imports from China.  This is the ninth batch of exclusions for Section 301 List 3.   The product exclusions […]

Coronavirus international shipping

Coronavirus International Shipping Europe Update

Coronavirus International Shipping Our local German partner, Alfons Koester, updated us on the shipping status in Europe due the Coronavirus in China. China Shutdown The “coronavirus epidemic” has caused a full shutdown of activity in China, affecting supply chains around the world. Due to the […]

aircraft tariffs

Aircraft Tariffs from France, Germany, Spain, UK Increase

Aircraft Tariffs from France, Germany, Spain, UK Increase Aircraft Tariffs Increase from 10% to 15% The United States Trade Representative released a statement on February 14, 2020 stating, “Under President’s Trump leadership, the United States won the largest award in WTO history on October 2, […]

Section 301 Product Exclusions

9th Batch of Products Exclusions for Section 301 List 1

9th Batch of Product Exclusions for Section 301 List 1 02/14/2020 The United States Trade Representative announced another set of product exclusions for Section 301 List 1 imports from China.  This is the 9th batch of product exclusions announced for Section 301 List 1.  The […]

China Cuts Tariffs on U.S. Goods

China Cuts Tariffs on U.S. Goods

China Cuts Tariffs on U.S. Goods In December 2019, after the Phase One China Trade Deal was signed, President Trump announced Section 301 tariffs from China on List 4a would decrease from 15% to 7.5% on February 14, 2020. Simultaneously, China has now also decided […]

GRI Announcement

GRI Announcement March 15, 2020

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 March 15, 2020.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC […]

CN Rail blockade

CN Rail Blockade in Ontario and British Columbia

CN Rail Blockade in Ontario and British Columbia Canadian National Railway Co., otherwise known as CN, released an advisory notice on February 11, 2020. The notice states the following: “In Tyendinaga, ON and New Hazelton, BC, the court has issued Orders restraining any person from […]

coronavirus international shipping

Coronavirus International Shipping Update

coronavirus international shipping The unfortunate coronavirus has been called “one of the worst epidemics we have seen in our lives,” states one of Scarbrough’s local Chinese partners.  It has been a large threat to the lives and economies of not only China, but around the […]

Section 301 List 1

List 1, Batch 3 Tariff Exclusions may be Extended

List 1, Batch 3 Tariff Exclusions may be Extended Section 301 List 1 Batch 3 product exclusions were announced in March 2019 and published on April 18, 2019. They are set to expire on April 18, 2020. The exclusions are retroactive to July 6, 2018 […]

U.S. Kenya Free Trade Agreement

U.S. and Kenya Announce Free Trade Agreement Talks

U.S. and Kenya Announce Free Trade Agreement Talks On February 6, 2020, President Trump announced the United States of America plans to start negotiations of a free trade agreement with the Republic of Kenya. According to the United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer states, “Kenya […]