Mexico Opens the Public Consultation Period for Harmonized System Changes

On May 17, 2021, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy opened the public consultation period for the proposed changes to the Harmonized System. The consultation

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WCO Launches Trade Tools

On March 3, 2021, in a press release, the World Customs Organization (WCO) announced the launch of its new online platform, WCO Trade Tools. This tool

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Section 232 Tariffs to Remain on Aluminum Imports from UAE

In a Presidential Proclamation issued on February 1, 2021, the White House revoked Presidential Proclamation 10139, “Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into

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Mexico Implements the Sixth Amendment to the Harmonized System

As part of the implementation of the Sixth Amendment to the Harmonized System, the Ministry of Economy of Mexico published on July 1, 2020 in the Official

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Costa Rica Establishes Technical Note Number Requirement

On August 4, 2020, Costa Rican Customs published Ruling RES-DGA-368-2020. In this ruling, a compliance requirement of 3 technical note numbers, 0369,

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Mexico Amends Commercial Identification Number Structure

On July 1, 2020, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy announced that the criteria for obtaining automatic amendments to the tariff schedule would be published in

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China Extends First Round of Product Exclusions for U.S. Origin Goods

On September 14, 2020, the China Tariff Commission announced the extension of its first round of product exclusions on U.S. origin goods. These extensions

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U.S. and EU Announce Agreement on Tariff Reductions

On August 21, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner issued a joint statement announcing an agreement

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United Kingdom Publishes Tariff Schedule Effective 1 January 2021

The United Kingdom (UK) published the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) that will replace the European Union’s Common External Tariff as of 1 January 2021.

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European Commission Introduces New Policy Measures for Certain US Origin Goods

On April 6, 2020, the European Commission published the Regulation (EU) 2020/502 on new commercial policy measures concerning certain products originating

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China Announces the Reduction of Tariffs Imposed on U.S. Origin Goods

On February 6, 2020, the China Tariff Commission announced the reduction of tariffs imposed on U.S. origin goods as part of the implementation of the

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China Issues Tariff Exemptions on US Imports

On December 19, 2019, the government of China’s State Tariff Committee issued the second round of product exclusions on the retaliatory tariffs issued in

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China Announces the Suspension of Additional Tariffs to U.S. Origin Goods

On December 15, 2019, China announced the suspension of additional tariffs to U.S. origin goods that were scheduled to take effect that day in response to

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Mexico Modifies Import Duties on Certain Footwear and Textiles

On October 29, 2019, the Government of Mexico announced that import duties on 317 tariff classifications for footwear, textiles, and garments remain

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EU Publishes Revised Combined Common Customs Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature

On October 9, 2019, the European Union (EU) published the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1776 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87

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