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Section 301 Exclusions Being Reinstated?

By Point To Point on March, 28 2022

As the subject line suggests, there has been a recent (March 23, 2022) development out of the office of the US Trade Representative that offers some hope to companies that had previously been subject to exclusions to the Sec. 301 duties against China.

Topics: International Industry News Tariffs
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Duties Under List 3 & List 4A From China May Be Refunded

By Point To Point on September, 16 2020

As many of you may know, there have been a significant number of US importers that import products from China that have been severely impacted by Section 301 duties covering several specific items over the past two years.

Topics: International Tariffs
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'Made in Hong Kong' Must Now Say 'Made in China'

By Point To Point on August, 13 2020

In response to a new security law imposed by China on the citizens of Hong Kong, the Trump Administration on July 14 removed the special trading privileges that had been in place for Hong Kong, and changed them to reflect the current trading relationship with the People's Republic of China.
Topics: International Tariffs
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Tariff Update: Exemptions Expire On Nearly 100 Chinese Products

By Point To Point on July, 10 2020

Nearly 100 items have lost their previous exemption status from China 301 tariffs. The sudden loss of exemption status for these products went into effect on July 9.
Topics: International Tariffs
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Tariff Update: New Tariffs on Steel & Aluminum Products

By Point To Point on February, 3 2020

In a Presidential Proclamation published on January 29, President Trump announced that additional Section 232 tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum are being applied on derivative articles that circumvent existing duties.
Topics: International Tariffs
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Tariff Update: China Trade Deal (Phase 1) - What Happens Now?

By Point To Point on January, 17 2020

On January 15,  the US and China signed a long-awaited trade deal. For the first time in over 2 years, we have interrupted the forward march of increasing duties across a wider and broader scope of products that are imported from China. 
Topics: International Tariffs
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Tariff Update: Phase One Deal Reached With China

By Point To Point on December, 16 2019

President Trump announced on Friday, Dec. 13 the details of a   Phase One  trade deal reached with China that will result in the additional 15% duty on what is known as List 4B will NOT go into effect as planned. In addition, the increase of List 4A duties from 15% to 25% that was scheduled to take effect on Dec. 15 will also not go into effect.
Topics: International Tariffs
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Tariff Delay = Tariff Relief

By Point To Point on October, 14 2019

Over the weekend, President Trump announced via Twitter that he would be delaying "indefinitely" the increase of 5% duties that was scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 15 for all goods covered by Lists 1-3 and 4A. He is also postponing indefinitely the application of List 4B which was scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 15.
Topics: International Tariffs
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All Sec. 301 China Duties to Increase an Additional 5%

By Point To Point on August, 26 2019

The trade dispute between China and the US heated up again on Friday as China announced their intent to raise the amount of duties they collect on US goods by 5-10% on roughly $75 billion of trade.  President Trump tweeted he would have a reply by the end of the day, and true to his word, he announced that he was adding 5% to all of the previously enacted or announced duties, including the List  4-A  and  4-B  products.  The official statement from the US Trade Representative can be found   HERE.  There has not been an announcement in the Federal Register as yet, but that will be coming probably later this week.
Topics: International Tariffs