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    Posted: Apr 28, 2020

    April 28, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement’s (USMCA’s) enter into force date will be July 1, 2020. The USTR notified Congress that Canada and Mexico have taken measures necessary to comply with their... Read more >

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    Posted: Jun 22, 2020

    June 22, 2020 – Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Free Trade Agreement Reconciliation program will be available for use under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which enters into force on July 1, 2020. However, the rules are changing. Whereas under... Read more >

    Posted: Jun 18, 2020

    June 18, 2020 – International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 is calling for a one-day work stoppage in response to racism and police brutality. The protest is also in answer to plans of privatizing the port of Oakland which... Read more >

    Posted: Jun 10, 2020

    June 10, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted a fifth round of exclusions from Section 301 additional duties for Chinese origin products found on List 4A that currently enter using Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) 9903.88.15. Two ten-digit HTS... Read more >

    Posted: Jun 8, 2020

    June 8, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will collect assessments on imported softwood lumber covered under the Softwood Lumber Checkoff (7 CFR Part 1217).? Companies have been reporting and paying assessments directly to the Softwood Lumber Board... Read more >

    Posted: Jun 8, 2020

    June 8, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), amended the November 15, 2019 Federal Order’s restrictions on imports of tomatoes and peppers (including seed lots, transplants, and fruit). Amendments on imports... Read more >

    Posted: Jun 5, 2020

    June 5, 2020 – The Secretary of Commerce initiated a Section 232 investigation on imports of Vanadium. Vanadium is a metal used in production of metal alloys and as a catalyst for chemicals across aerospace, defense, energy, and infrastructure sectors.... Read more >

    Posted: Jun 4, 2020

    June 4, 2020 – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives (USTR) posted final implementing regulations of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which will replace The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1st. The Uniform Regulations cover the interpretation,... Read more >

    Posted: Jun 1, 2020

    June 1, 2020 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) extended sixteen of eight-nine Section 301 exclusions applicable to Chinese origin products appearing on List 1, Tranche 5 which were due to expire on June 4, 2020. Originally approved on June... Read more >

    Posted: May 29, 2020

    May 29, 2020 – The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is proposing a ’Large Civil Aircraft Dispute Portal’ be used to submit comments in Section 301 investigations on imports of certain European Union (EU) origin products, connected with the World... Read more >

    Posted: May 29, 2020

    May 29, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on how to improve the exclusion process for tariffs and quotas imposed on steel and aluminum imports under Section 232. The... Read more >

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