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U.S. Holds Off On Planned Tariffs; China Plans Additional Purchases

U.S. Holds Off On Planned Tariffs; China Plans Additional Purchases October 15, 2019

The planned increase in tariffs on Chinese imports this week has been shelved in an initial agreement reached by the U.S. and China. The Administration said it would forego the tariff hike from 25% to 30% scheduled to go into effect today (October 15) on $250 billion worth of annual imports. In exchange, the Chinese...

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Tariffs On Chinese Imports Delayed: What Importers Should Know

Tariffs On Chinese Imports Delayed: What Importers Should Know September 12, 2019

An additional increase in tariffs on $250B of goods imported from China has been delayed by two weeks, from October 1 to October 15. President Trump announced the move as a goodwill gesture ahead of planned trade talks with Chinese officials in Washington next month. The tariffs scheduled to increase from 25% to 30% were...

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Tariffs On Chinese Goods Amended; Some Increases Delayed and Others Removed From USTR List

Tariffs On Chinese Goods Amended; Some Increases Delayed and Others Removed From USTR List August 13, 2019

The Trump Administration announced today that some Chinese imported goods slated to face a new round of tariffs on September 1 will now be exempted until at least mid-December. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Tuesday that it will instead delay the new tariffs on many major categories of items, including smartphones, laptop...

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New Round of Tarriffs on Chinese Goods Will Hit Popular Consumer Products; What Importers Should Know

New Round of Tarriffs on Chinese Goods Will Hit Popular Consumer Products; What Importers Should Know August 5, 2019

The new round of tariffs announced by President Trump last week is expected to affect nearly all of the $540 billion in goods currently imported from China. Consumer products that had been spared in previous rounds — including smartphones, apparel, toys and video games — will now be subject to tariffs, beginning September 1. What...

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Bill Skinner to Address ILA Convention on July 23

Bill Skinner to Address ILA Convention on July 23 July 12, 2019

Bill Skinner, President of the New York New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association (NYNJFFFBA) has been invited to address the International Longshoremen’s Association Convention on July 23. The Convention, to be held in Hollywood, FL, will mark the 55th Quadrennial gathering of the ILA, part of the AFL-CIO. Mr. Skinner, who is also...

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New Webinars from CBP to Focus on Classification of Commodities

New Webinars from CBP to Focus on Classification of Commodities June 3, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade Relations, will provide a series of educational webinars to help members of the trade community with classification of their commodities. The webinars will be held from June through August, with each event focused on a specific commodity and presented by the respective CBP National Import Specialist. We...

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New Tariffs On Imports From China: What Are The Options?

New Tariffs On Imports From China: What Are The Options? May 22, 2019

Facing another threatened round of tariffs on goods from China, importers may feel they have few options left to avoid the higher fares. Amid continued uncertainty surrounding the next moves in the U.S. and China trade dispute, we are advising our customers to be aware of their potential eligibility to claim product exclusions and/or recovery...

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U.S. Raises Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Goods to 25%: What Importers Should Know

U.S. Raises Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Goods to 25%: What Importers Should Know May 10, 2019

The U.S. increased Section 301 tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products from 10% to 25% today, as talks continued to try to salvage a potential deal. The tariff hike went into effect hours after meetings between U.S. and Chinese negotiators failed to produce a settlement. The White House said that there were no plans...

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