China Trade Talks Resume This Week

Trade talks between the United States and China resume this week.  The biggest question is whether President Trump will make the decision to forego the threat to increase current tariffs from 10% to 25% on March 2, 2019 or to continue down the path of […]

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Exclusion Process for Section 301 List 3 Tariffs

Section 301 List 3 Exclusions Commence As any importer affected by the current Section 301 situation should know, List 3 of the Section 301 tariffs are already in place at 10% additional duty.  An increase to 25% duty is set to take place on March […]

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Section 301 List 1 Product Exclusions

Some Exclusions Announced for Section 301 List 1 It was announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has allowed exclusions to some Section 301 “List 1” tariffs. Any organization that imports using these tariff numbers, regardless if the organization was the actual exclusion petitioner or not, […]

China Airlines Pilot Strike Enters Fifth Day

China Airlines Strike Taiwanese flag carrier China Airlines remains locked in a bitter dispute with its pilots’ union after a second round of negotiations failed on Monday evening over a list of grievances varying from pilots’ working hours and year-end bonuses to transparency over promotions. Longstanding disagreements over […]

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China Trade Talks Resume in Hopes to Avert March 2 Tariff Increase

China Trade Talks will Resume Next Week Next week, U.S. officials will make a trip to Beijing to resume trade talks with China.  Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin mentioned they are aiming to “clinch a deal to avert a March 2 increase in U.S. tariffs on […]

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USTR Will Not Give Exemptions to List 3 of Section 301 Imports

Section 301 Imports from China The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) reported on January 15, 2019 that the United States Trade Representative will not give exemptions on the third round of Section 301 tariffs at their current rate of ten percent. […]

U.S. – China Talks End after Three Days

Two Days Turned into Three Days Keith Bradsher of The New York Times states, “Three days of trade negotiations between midlevel American and Chinese officials ended in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon with progress in identifying and narrowing the two sides’ differences but little sense of […]

U.S. – China Trade Truce

U.S. – China Trade Deal in Discussions United States’ President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires this past weekend to discuss their differences in trade.  The outcome?  A truce to the trade war and […]

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Will China and U.S. Resolve the Trade War?

China sends Response to U.S. China and the U.S. may end up with some formal negotiations to resolve the current China-U.S. Trade War that is going on now.  According to Reuters, “Trump is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a […]