USTR Extends Section 301 Exclusions Until December 31, 2023

The USTR announced today the extension of the 352 previously reinstated Section 301 exclusions and 77 COVID-related exclusions. The exclusions were set to expire on September 30, 2023. The new expiration date for the exclusions is December 31, 2023. Importers who have products subject to the exclusions should adjust their shipment planning accordingly. As a…

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West Coast Port Congestion Due To Labor Disputes

Port congestion slowly is continuing to build back up at West Coast ports as the labor dispute between the ILWU and PMA continues. Los Angeles/Long Beach While the terminals appear to be open, productivity has dropped dramatically. CNBC reported that as of yesterday, six vessels were delayed at Los Angeles while two were at anchor at…

USTR Extends Reinstated Exclusions

Earlier this year, USTR reinstated exclusions for a number of products subject to the Section 301 tariff. The full list of these exclusions can be found on the USTR website. The reinstated exclusions were set to expire on December 31, 2022. However, last Friday, the USTR announced that the exclusion for these items will be extended…

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Labor Dispute Shuts Down Various West Coast Ports

Last Friday, June 2nd, various terminals along the West Coast (Los Angeles, Long Bach, Oakland, Tacoma, Seattle) were shut down due to labor action from the ILWU (Internation Longshore and Warehouse Union). At the port of Oakland, longshoremen did not show up for work. As of noon today, Monday, June 5th, the port of Oakland…