Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Postponed

Canada, Mexico and Europe President Trump just announced the recent aluminum and steel tariff country exemptions have been postponed until June 1, 2018.  Originally, Canada and Mexico would be exempt from the Section 232 duties imposed, 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum until May […]

Steel and Aluminum Importers Looking for Exclusions

In early March 2018, The Department of Commerce made recommendations to President Trump to impose an additional tax on steel and aluminum imports, revealing after an investigation showed negative effects of steel imports on U.S. national security. Basically, The Commerce Department is making a case […]

Steel Import Tariff Goes into Effect

Steel Import Tarrifs to take effect March 23 According to American Shipper, “Global tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum will take effect March 23….  However, steel and aluminum imports from Mexico will be exempted from the trade remedies, pending a […]

Possible Diesel Gas Tax Hike

U.S. senators want to hike gasoline tax for first time since 1993 Excerpt from American Journal of Transportation  | Jun 18 2014 Two U.S. senators on Wednesday said they want to raise the federal gasoline and diesel tax by 12 cents a gallon to prevent a […]

New Tax Imposed for U.S. – Canada Freight?

New Tax Imposed for U.S. – Canada Freight? As some of you may have heard, there is a proposal being kicked around in Washington that would take the Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) that is currently paid on containerized ocean freight arriving into the U.S. and […]

Mexico Law Changes: Impact on U.S. Trade

According to the breaking News from STR Trade {Click here for link}, Mexico is looking at changing its laws. STR states that “Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has submitted for legislative approval a series of initiatives that would constitute a major overhaul of the Mexican […]