New Section 301 Tariff Exclusion Process for COVID-19-Related Items
The Coronavirus pandemic has affected pretty much every aspect of life in the United States. We can now add trade policy to the list. As part of the Federal government’s efforts to address the spread and treatment of COVID-19, the Trade Representative’s office is considering exclusion of medical care products from the Section 301 tariffs on imports from [...]
Why Drawback? Why Now?
“Drawback is the refund, reduction or waiver in whole or in part of customs duties assessed or collected upon importation of an article or materials which are subsequently exported” – U.S. Customs and Border Protection In the Beginning… It was the 1780s and everything seemed possible: the Revolutionary War had been won, and there was a central government with a [...]
How do you classify your Thanksgiving
Early morning wake up call, Brooks running shoes laced up, and hundreds, if not thousands (depending on your location) of running fanatics, donning colorful tutus and silly turkey outfits, all lined up for yet another 5K Turkey Trot. Meanwhile the kitchen is humming with activity as the non-running crowd begins preparations for the day’s feast. [...]
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China’s Seven Deadly Sins
Peter Navarro, White House trade advisor had a 10 minute interview with Chris Wallace on August 4, 2019. Navarro listed what he called “seven deadly sins” that China must stop doing before the trade war with the United States can come to an end. He stated the sins are harmful to the U.S. economy. [...]
Frequently Asked Questions about the Exclusion Process from Section 301 Tariffs on China.
Update on China 301 Tariff Exclusion Requests Frequently Asked Questions about the Exclusion Process from Section 301 Tariffs on China. Q. How do I file for an exclusion? A. First we need to know which of the three lists of China 301 tariffs your product is on. Q. How can I find out which list [...]
Incoterms 2020 – What to Expect
Incoterms are rules issued by the International Chamber of Commerce that facilitate global trade and are updated every ten years or so in an effort to keep up with the changes that take place in international trade. The current version is Incoterms 2010, but a new version, Incoterms 2020, is expected to be released in [...]
Industry leaders are ‘freaking out’ about tariffs and clamoring for warehouses in this loophole-friendly Mexican border town
Even as the US President Donald Trump's trade war with China ramps up, some manufacturers and retailers are not moving their factories out of China. Instead, some are taking advantage of a little-known tax law called the "first sale rule" that allows companies to significantly undercut how much they pay in tariffs. Other e-commerce players are [...]
Summary: Tariffs kicked in overnight May 10, 2019
The US has increased tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%, with the change coming into effect at midnight. Tariffs increased when midnight deadline for agreement to be reached between China and the US passed without a deal, though talks between the delegations will continue on Friday. Beijing vowed to retaliate over the [...]
What Happens If The USMCA Doesn’t Happen?
If you can't move production to avoid tariffs like the companies in the story below, make sure to get the training you need. Make sure you are properly classifying products and applying the correct tariff rates. Don't take a risk, get training here. Executive Summary The U.S. Congress has not yet ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada [...]
8 Strategies GE is Using to Mitigate Tariff Cost
If you can't move production to avoid tariffs like the companies in the story below, make sure to get the training you need to make sure you are properly classifying products and applying the correct tariff rates. Don't take a risk, get training here. HOUSTON — GE was blindsided when President Donald Trump's tariffs on [...]