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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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New Tariff Updates and Tools Resource

New Tariff Updates and Tools Resource August 23, 2018

Confused about the current status of tariffs and how they affect your business? You’re not alone. News about tariffs – real and speculated – continues to flow daily. To help our clients and colleagues stay abreast of the latest news, WB Skinner is providing a new central Tariff Update and Tools resource page where you can find authoritative news...

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NEW TARIFFS ANNOUNCED ON IMPORTS FROM CHINA

NEW TARIFFS ANNOUNCED ON IMPORTS FROM CHINA August 8, 2018

As expected, the Trump administration has announced a new round of 25 percent tariffs on an additional $16 billion in imports from China. The new tariffs will go into effect on Aug. 23, on the heels of the tariffs imposed on $34 billion of Chinese imported goods – Section 232 on steel and aluminum —...

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Record Volume Reported by U.S. Ports But Concern Over Tariffs Clouds Global Trade Outlook

Record Volume Reported by U.S. Ports But Concern Over Tariffs Clouds Global Trade Outlook July 25, 2018

Record volumes in port traffic have been recorded throughout the U.S. by ports across the country during the first half of 2018. The Port of New York and New Jersey, for example, reported year-to-date volume through May, of 2,825,103 TEUs, 6.8% higher than year ago. However, several port directors are worried that the boost in...

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8th Annual NYNJ Brokers Association Dinner Cruise

8th Annual NYNJ Brokers Association Dinner Cruise May 21, 2018

I hope you will join me, our entire WB Skinner staff, and many distinguished industry guests as we honor Mary Jo Muoio, NCBFAA Customs Committee Chair (and previously President and NCBFAA Chair) during our Annual Dinner Cruise, June 21st in NY Harbor. Mary Jo is an incredible asset to our industry and we are very fortunate to have her...

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NEW STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS EFFECTIVE MARCH 23:  KNOW HOW YOUR IMPORTS MAY BE AFFECTED

NEW STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS EFFECTIVE MARCH 23: KNOW HOW YOUR IMPORTS MAY BE AFFECTED March 12, 2018

President Trump has signed two proclamations assessing additional duties on the importation of aluminum and steel articles, effective March 23, 2018. For the time being, Mexico and Canada are exempt from the tariffs pending NAFTA negotiations. Top trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer will be responsible for working out deals with other countries seeking exemptions. The President stated that...

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New FSVP Compliance Deadline

New FSVP Compliance Deadline February 9, 2018

NEW FSVP COMPLIANCE DEADLINE IS MARCH 19: WHAT FOOD IMPORTERS SHOULD KNOW AS REGULATIONS INTENSIFY Food importers should be aware of a March 19 deadline requiring most small businesses to comply with the Food Safety Verification Program (FSVP) regulations. With the FSVP shifting the burden of ensuring the safety of imported foods from the FDA...

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