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Join Us at The Industry Event of the Year: 2020 NY/NJ Brokers Association Dinner

Join Us at The Industry Event of the Year: 2020 NY/NJ Brokers Association Dinner November 26, 2019

Please plan to join us at the Industry Event of the Year on February 6, 2020 in New York City. The 103rd Annual NY/NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association Annual Dinner in New York City is the single largest event in the U.S. transportation industry, with more than 700 attendees. I know you will...

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USTR To Begin Accepting Exclusion Requests On October 31 For Chinese Imports On Section 301 List 4A

USTR To Begin Accepting Exclusion Requests On October 31 For Chinese Imports On Section 301 List 4A October 28, 2019

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced it will accept requests for exclusion from additional tariff rates of 15% duties imposed on Chinese imports listed on Section 301, Tranche 4, beginning on October 31, 2019. The exclusion requests may be submitted via the Web Portal beginning at noon on October 31 through January 31, 2020....

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New Guidance Issued by CPB on Section 301 Tariff Refunds

New Guidance Issued by CPB on Section 301 Tariff Refunds October 21, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that on October 31, 2019 it will begin accepting tariff exclusion requests for Chinese imports subject to an additional 15 percent tariff (List 4 tariffs) that went into effect on September 1, 2019.  Exclusion requests will be received via USTR’s online exclusion request processing portal at exclusions.ustr.gov;...

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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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