Additional Section 301 List#3 Exclusions Granted – January 31, 2020

The USTR granted additional List#3 exclusions on January 31, 2020. The list of items granted exclusions is quite broad (certain faucets, some furniture, a number of various types of lighting, and more). Please review these exclusions to see if any will apply to your products. Note that the Section 301 List#3 tariffs became effective on…

More China Section 301 List#3 Exclusions Published (February 20, 2020)

The USTR published in the¬†Federal Register additional exclusions pertaining to China Section 301 List#3 tariffs of February 20, 2020. Importers should review the list of new items carefully to see if they have any products that meet the scope of any of the exclusions. Among the products with exclusions are a number of different fabrics…

US – China Phase 1 Trade Agreement Signed

The United States and China signed the Phase 1 Trade Agreement today. Specific details of the trade agreement can be read on the USTR website. For U.S. importers, the primary concern remains the tariffs. As mentioned back in December, the Phase 1 trade agreement will have the following effect on the various Section 301 China…

Trump Section 301 List 1, 2 and 3 Tariff Increase Delayed

President Trump announced today that the U.S. and China have an outline for what is being called phase 1 of a multi phase trade deal. The announcement included a decision not to increase the Section 301 List 1, 2, and 3 tariffs from 25% to 30% as scheduled on next Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Products…