President Trump Announces Tariffs on Mexico to Begin in June

On May 30, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a tariff of 5% on all goods of Mexico origin beginning on June 10, 2019, and gradually increasing

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CBP Updates Guidance for Section 232 Canada and Mexico FTZs

On May 30, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000271, updated entry filing guidance

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Argentina Updates Maximum Statistical Rates

On May 6, 2019, the government of Argentina published in the Official Gazette Decree 332/19, which provides at a rate of 2.5%, the Statistical Rate

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CBP Provides Instructions on Liquidation Extension Requests

On May 22, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000260, instructions for importers to

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CBP Pursues 21st Century Customs Framework Initiative

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is pursuing “The 21st Century Customs Framework” initiative, in order to modernize CBP operations.

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Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) Informed Compliance Period Ending

On May 14, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000242, the upcoming end of the Air

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U.S. President Removes Turkey from GSP List of Developing Countries and Reduces Section 232 Tariffs on Turkish Steel

On May 16, 2019, U.S. President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation announcing the removal of Turkey from the list of developing countries for the

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USTR Requests Public Comments and Announces Public Hearing on Proposed Section 301 Action on $300 Billion in Goods of Chinese Origin

On May 17, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) requested in a Federal Register Notice (FRN) public comments, and announced a public

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U.S. Lifts Section 232 Duties on Steel and Aluminum for Canada and Mexico

On May 17, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the termination of the Section 232 tariffs for steel and aluminum in regards

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White House Announces Delay in Decision on Section 232 Investigation for Automobiles

On May 17, 2019, President Trump announced in a Presidential Proclamation the decision to delay action on the Section 232 investigation into imported

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China Announces Exclusion Program for Additional Duty on Goods of U.S. Origin

On May 13, 2019, the Government of China announced its pilot program for excluding certain products from additional duties currently imposed on certain

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Mexican NOMs Agreement Modified

On June 3, 2019, the Mexican Ministry of Economy will no longer allow the “Usage Affidavit” to act as a waiver for 63 Mexican Official Norms (NOMs).

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USTR Announces Additional Exclusions for Section 301 List 1

On May 14, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional product exclusions for List 1 of the Section 301 tariffs.

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China Increases Tariff Rates on $60 Billion on Goods of U.S. Origin

On May 13, 2019, the Government of China announced they will increase the duty rate on the $60 billion on goods imported into China with a U.S. country

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Update: CBP Provides Clarification of Section 301 Duty Increase

On May 10, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided updated guidance in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000238 on the duty

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CBP Issues Guidance on Change in Effective Date of Duty Increase for Section 301 Tariffs

On May 9, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #19-000236, on the effective date of

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Duty Set to Raise to 25% on List 3 of Section 301 Tariffs

On May 10, 2019, the rate of duty will increase from 10% to 25% on the September 2018 list of $200 billion in goods of Chinese origin subject to the

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EU Reduces Some Retaliatory Tariffs on Goods of U.S. Origin

On April 30, 2019, the European Commission of the European Union (EU) reduced the rate of additional duty imposed on some goods of U.S. origin.

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CBP Finalizes an Update to its Minimum Security Requirements for CTPAT Program

On May 3, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) finalized its review and updated its Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)

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OFAC Issues ‘A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments’

On May 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a “framework” for compliance commitments associated

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Canada Enacts Final Safeguards on Imports of Steel Products

On April 26, 2019, the government of Canada announced its decision to impose final safeguards on imports of heavy plate and stainless steel wire

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USITC Releases Report on Potential Impact of USMCA

On April 18, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) released its report on the potential impact of the U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement

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