New Tariffs Coming on Imports from China, EU, France, Brazil, Argentina

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The Trump administration has announced plans to impose tariff increases on imports of various goods from the European Union and France as well as steel and aluminum products from Brazil and Argentina. It also appears increasingly likely that the tariff increase on List 4B goods from China will take effect Dec. 15 as scheduled. For more information on these tariffs,…

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CSMS #40863008 – Information: Presidential Proclamation 9955 Modifying Duty-Free Treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for Ukraine and Thailand, Designating The Republic Of Mali as a Least Developed Beneficiary Country, and Recognizing the Name Change for Macedonia

Cargo Systems Messaging Service CSMS #40863008 – Information: Presidential Proclamation 9955 Modifying Duty-Free Treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for Ukraine and Thailand, Designating The Republic Of Mali as a Least Developed Beneficiary Country, and Recognizing the Name Change for Macedonia BACKGROUND On October 25, 2019, the President issued Presidential Proclamation (PP) 9955 modifying trade benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for Ukraine and Thailand, designating…

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Trade Restrictions Hit Second-Highest Level but Outpaced by Facilitation Measures

Friday, November 22, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The amount of trade covered by new import-restrictive measures imposed by major economies during the period May to October 2019 totaled $460.9 billion, a recent World Trade Organization report finds. This is the second-highest figure on record behind the $480.9 billion reported for same period in 2018 and a 37 percent increase from the $335.9 billion registered from October 2018…

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Trump Threatens Higher Tariffs if No China Deal

Thursday, November 14, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report President Trump said Nov. 12 that if the U.S. and China are unable to finalize the “phase one” trade agreement they are currently negotiating he will “substantially raise” existing import tariffs on Chinese goods. He also warned of similar measures against “other countries that mistreat us.” In mid-October Trump postponed a planned increase in the Section 301 additional tariff on…

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CSMS #40451413 – GUIDANCE: Presidential Proclamation Modifying Duty-Free Treatment under The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and for Other Purposes for Ukraine and for Thailand and Modifying Preferential Treatment under The African Growth And Opportunity Act (AGOA) for Republic Of Mali

BACKGROUND On October 25, 2019, the President issued a Presidential Proclamation (PP) regarding Ukraine and Thailand trade benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade preferences program and regarding the Republic of Mali lesser-developed beneficiary preferential trade benefits (the Federal Register has not yet recorded this PP; the PP number to be provided when available). UKRAINE The proclamation restores the duty-free treatment accorded under GSP to certain products from…

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CSMS #40281968- Additional Duty on Products of the Countries of the European Union Under Large Civil Aircraft Section 301 Trade Remedy Action

CSMS #40281968 – Additional Duty on Products of the Countries of the European Union Under Large Civil Aircraft Section 301 Trade Remedy Action BACKGROUND The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the EU and certain member states have denied U.S. rights under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and have failed to implement WTO Dispute Settlement Body recommendations concerning certain subsidies to the EU large civil aircraft industry. On October 9,…

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Technical Adjustments to Implement Tariff Hike on EU Goods in Aircraft Subsidy Case

Friday, October 18, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is making various technical changes in order to implement on Oct. 18 the previously announced additional tariffs of 25 percent on more than 150 goods imported from European Union countries, as well as an additional 10 percent tariff on new aircraft from France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Specifically, USTR is creating…

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China Tariff Increase On Hold as Limited Trade Agreement Announced

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Tariffs on $250 billion worth of imports from China will not be increased to 30 percent on Oct. 15 after the U.S. and China announced an agreement in principle on the first phase of a broad trade agreement. However, the agreement has no other effect on the additional tariffs the U.S. has in place on nearly $400 billion worth of…

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More China Tariff Exclusions Announced; Retroactive Refunds Available

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Additional exclusions from the Section 301 additional 25 percent tariff on List 1 and 2 goods from China have been announced by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. These exclusions cover a total of 203 specially prepared product descriptions that reflect 511 exclusion requests (see attached for complete lists of excluded items). USTR has also removed several exclusions erroneously…

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Tariff Increase on $250 Billion in Imports from China Expected Oct. 15

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report U.S. government sources have confirmed that a proposed increase in the additional tariff being imposed on $250 billion worth of imports from China from 25 percent to 30 percent will NOT take effect Oct. 1 but is still planned for Oct. 15. In August the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative sought public comments on this proposed increase, which would…

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