23 Jun 2023

US lawmakers introduce bill to end tariff exemption for China e-commerce shipments

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday that would eliminate a tariff exemption that is widely used by e-commerce sellers to send orders from China to US shoppers. The exemption, known as the de minimis rule, currently exempts imports valued at $800 or less from tariffs if the items are shipped […]

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16 Mar 2023

USTR confirms tariff cutting not on the Biden trade agenda

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Thursday rebuffed appeals from senators to begin negotiating trade agreements that would cut tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports. “At this moment we do not have tariff liberalization negotiations going on with a partner,” Tai told the Senate Finance Committee. Tai left open the possibility for that to change, saying […]

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15 Mar 2023

ITC Study proves effectiveness of China Tariffs on boosting Domestic Production reducing dependence on Imports

  The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a statement regarding a report by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) analyzing the effects of Section 232 and Section 301 tariffs on more than $300 billion of U.S. imports. The USITC report found that the tariffs reduced imports from China, effectively stimulated more U.S. production of […]

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15 Jan 2023

Update on China 301 Tariffs – USTR Seeking Public Comment

  USTR formally announced Wednesday that the agency will open a portal on November 15 to receive public comment on “the effectiveness of the (Section 301 / China tariff) actions in achieving the objectives of the investigation, other actions that could be taken, and the effects of such actions on the United States economy, including consumers.” This is […]

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01 Dec 2022

FMC Increases Monitoring

  The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced increased monitoring requirements for alliance carrier operations. The three global ocean carrier alliances (2M Alliance, Ocean Alliance, and The Alliance) and each of their member companies will now be required to provide enhanced pricing and capacity information. This information will help the FMC assess ocean carrier behavior and marketplace competitiveness. […]

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24 Mar 2022

Section 301 Tariffs Update

      After 5 months of consideration the U.S. Trade Representative released a list of products that would once again be subject for an exclusion from Section 301 duties until December 31, 2022. On March 23, 2022, the USTR reinstated 352 previously extended exclusions. Qualifying products can claim the exclusion immediately, and the exclusions […]

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