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USTR Publishes Preliminary List of EU Products To Be Covered By Additional Duties

Until recently the Section 301 Tariffs associate with China deceptive practices. The USTR is now expanding Section 301 Tariffs to the European Union (EU).  As a result of the World Trade Organization (WTO) repeatedly finding that EU subsidies to Airbus have caused adverse effects to the United States; the Office of the United States TradeRead More »USTR Publishes Preliminary List of EU Products To Be Covered By Additional Duties

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlement Of Civil Fraud Lawsuit Against Garment Wholesaler For Evading Customs Duties

Wholesaler Repeatedly Ignored Warning Signs That Its Importer Was Falsely Underreporting the Value of Garments Imported Into the United States Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Angel M. Melendez, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), and Troy Miller, Director,Read More »Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlement Of Civil Fraud Lawsuit Against Garment Wholesaler For Evading Customs Duties

Trump Delays a Tariff Deadline, Citing Progress in China Trade Talks

WASHINGTON — President Trump delayed his own deadline to increase tariffs on Chinese goods on Sunday as his administration continues a months long effort to persuade Beijing to make significant structural changes to its economy that have so far proved elusive. Mr. Trump, in a tweet on Sunday, said he would delay a Friday deadlineRead More »Trump Delays a Tariff Deadline, Citing Progress in China Trade Talks
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NAFTZ Releases Study Documenting Positive Impacts of U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones on Regional Economies

Washington, DC – An economic study by a leading research firm concludes that U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) have a positive impact on employment growth, wage growth, and value-added growth in American communities. Compared to similar communities without FTZs. The study, “The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program: Economic Benefits to American Communities,” was conducted by the TradeRead More »NAFTZ Releases Study Documenting Positive Impacts of U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones on Regional Economies

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of United States 2019

The United States International Trade Commission (USTIC) has released the 2019 Harmonized Tariff Schedule that went into effect January 1, 2019. Click here to view current version or Click here to search.   Click here for information on our Tariff Classification Class for importers and exporters.

“Malicious Synergy” and the Section 301 Tariffs

“Synergy”, the outcome when two or more items combine to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Generally considered a good thing. Several recent international trade developments show that synergy also can work in reverse. In this instance turning three separate obnoxious events into one seriously intractable problem. Everyone already knows about theRead More »“Malicious Synergy” and the Section 301 Tariffs