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U.S. and China Agreement Pauses Tariff Increase for 90 Days

U.S. and China Agreement Pauses Tariff Increase for 90 Days December 3, 2018

TRUCE IN U.S. – CHINA TARIFF WAR DELAYS THREATENED INCREASE TO 25% President Trump’s sideline meeting in Argentina with China President Xi Jinping has produced a tentative pause in the ongoing tariff war between the two countries. Although many details are not yet known, the U.S. announced it would hold off on higher tariff rates...

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CBP Issues Reminder to Be Aware of North Korea Trade Practices

CBP Issues Reminder to Be Aware of North Korea Trade Practices November 15, 2018

North Korea continues to evade U.S. sanctions through such tactics as sourcing the labor for its products to other countries.  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a reminder to importers to be aware of these tactics and avoid the risk of non-compliance under U.S. and United Nations sanctions authorities. In a memo issued this...

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New Rounds of Tariffs by U.S. and China Announced

New Rounds of Tariffs by U.S. and China Announced September 19, 2018

Within the last 24 hours, the U.S. and China slapped new tariffs on additional product categories, escalating the continuing trade war between the two nations. On Monday, Sept. 17, President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods from China, on top of the $50 billion already taxed earlier this year. The next wave...

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COMMERCE DEPARTMENT ISSUES AMENDMENTS IN RESPONSE TO CRITICISM OF EXCLUSION PROCESS UNDER SECTION 232

COMMERCE DEPARTMENT ISSUES AMENDMENTS IN RESPONSE TO CRITICISM OF EXCLUSION PROCESS UNDER SECTION 232 September 13, 2018

On September 11, the U.S. Department of Commerce published an amendment to the rules on steel and aluminum articles subject to duties and quotas under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion rule. The changes include a new rebuttal and surebuttal process, the controversial system that allows a company to object to exclusions requested by another...

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