Additional Section 301 Tariff Effective September 24

Additional Duty on $200 Billion from China On September 17, 2018, President Trump announced the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will be proceeding with placing additional tariffs on roughly $200 billion of imports from China.  The tariff will go into effect on September 24, 2018 and add 10% duty to the items on this list.  […]

New NAFTA & China Tariffs

Stalled, Standby and Steaming Ahead? Written by Daniel D. Ujczo, Practice Group Chair – Intl & Regional Practices, Dickinson Wright Posted September 17, 2018 Section 301 China Tariffs   USTR issued two announcements on Monday, September 17 relating to the Section 301 tariffs.  Steaming Ahead USTR announced 10% tariffs on approximately $200 billion of China-sourced goods.  The […]

Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 Passes

Big News for U.S. Manufacturers  The President signed into law: H.R. 4318, the “Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018,” which provides for duty suspensions and reductions for specified chemicals and other items through December 31, 2020. The MTB Act passed the House in January 2018, passed the Senate without debate and was signed by President […]

NAFTA Talks Make Progress

Moving Forward NAFTA talks are making progress after a long night of talks between The United States and Canada, which is a bit of a turnaround from past weeks where President Trump has threatened to move forward with a bilateral deal with Mexico only, in turn killing the idea of a trilateral deal. The agreement […]

Typhoon Jebi in Japan

Strongest Typhoon in 20 years Update September 7, 2018 Here are the updated situations in Osaka, Kobe and Hokkaido (Sapporo and Tomakomai) after Japan has been hit by two natural disasters this week. On 9/4, the strongest typhoon in 25 years hit the Osaka and Kobe area with high water and strong winds. On 9/6, […]

ILA Vote on New Master Contract

The Best Contract Ever Update on September 7, 2018 American Shipper releases that “The International Longshoremen’s Association said that members at ports from Maine to Texas on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a six-year extension of its contract with the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX).” ** International Longshoremen’s Association will vote on September 6, 2018 on whether […]

U.S. and Korea Update Free Trade Agreement

A new KORUS Earlier this year the U.S. and Korea agreed to amend and modify The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement originally entered into force on March 15, 2012.  In 2016, Korea was our 6th largest goods trading partner with $112.2 billion in total (two way).  Korea was the United States’ 7th largest goods export market […]

NAFTA Renovation

The Clock is Ticking Written by Daniel D. Ujczo, Practice Group Chair – Intl & Regional Practices, Dickinson Wright Posted August 31, 2018 As Dickinson Wright predicted in a series of prior NAFTA briefing notes (see below), the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer issued a notice to Congress on Friday, August 30, 2018 of […]

Driver Appreciation Week 2018

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, truckers in the United States will have driven 80,000 miles. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 9-15, 2018, is when America takes the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and […]

GRI Announcement October 15, 2018

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 October 15, 2018.  Based on this information, please be aware that forwarders are required by the FMC to announce possible rate increases 30 days in advance.  Please also […]