Fabrics, Consumer Items Among New China Tariff Exclusions; Retroactive Refunds Available

Thursday, February 20, 2020 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Additional exclusions from the Section 301 additional 25 percent tariff on List 3 goods from China have been announced by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Affected products include titanium dioxide, rubber sunroof stoppers, stuff sacks, leather mobile device covers, wood flooring, desk accessories, various fabrics, portable outdoor cookers, aluminum shovels, car polishing devices, fuel filters, digital scales, steel…

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Furniture, Flooring, Fabric Among New China Tariff Exclusions; Retroactive Refunds Available

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Additional exclusions from the Section 301 additional 25 percent tariff on List 3 goods from China have been announced by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Affected products include frozen seafood, fertilizer, laundry detergent powder, vinyl flooring, bicycles and bicycle tires, rubber gloves, zippered containers, paper straws, fabric, rugs, automobile mirrors, liquid hand pumps, bath and shower faucets, plugs…

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CHINA – U.S. PHASE 1 DEAL: IS IT ENOUGH?

            Photo credit: iStock.com/Darwel By Susan Kohn Ross China and the U.S. signed the so-called Phase 1 deal on January 15, 2020. Much has been said in the general press and elsewhere about this deal. What does it really accomplish for international traders? First, there is nothing said about the tariffs imposed by either the U.S. or China. White House briefers did say the tariff on…

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New Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Finished Products: What Can You Do?

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Effective Feb. 8, the U.S. is extending its Section 232 additional tariffs on steel (25 percent) and aluminum products (10 percent) to specific finished products made with steel and aluminum. These include iron or steel nails, tacks, drawing pins, and staples; aluminum stranded wire, cables, and plaited bands; and steel or aluminum bumper stampings for motor vehicles and body stampings for agricultural tractors. Click here for more details.…

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Tariff on China List 4A Goods to be Lowered Feb. 14

Friday, January 17, 2020 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The Section 301 additional tariff on List 4A goods imported from China will be reduced from 15 percent to 7.5 percent as of 12:01 a.m. EST on Feb. 14, according to a notice from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. That is the effective date of the phase one trade agreement the U.S. and China signed Jan. 15 in Washington. A…

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Tariffs Not Helping U.S. Manufacturing Sector, Report Says

Monday, January 06, 2020 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The Trump administration’s import tariff increases have been a drag on U.S. manufacturing employment and have failed to increase the sector’s output, according to a recent Federal Reserve Board report. Part of the purpose of the tariffs is to boost the U.S. manufacturing sector by protecting it against what have been deemed the unfair trade practices of trading partners, principally…

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Ken Hamanaka, founder of Ken Hamanaka Co Inc, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2019 in Glendale, CA. He was 88 years old. Ken was a native Angeleno who at 10 years old was sent with his family (mom and dad + 3 older brothers) to an internment camp in Heart Mountain, Wyoming, with other Japanese Americans, many of them American born. Ken’s family owned and lost a hotel, grocery…

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Fabrics, Furniture, Auto Parts Among New China Tariff Exclusions; Retroactive Refunds Available

Monday, December 16, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report Additional exclusions from the Section 301 additional 25 percent tariff on List 3 goods from China have been announced by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Affected products include fruit, seasonings, fabrics, rug pads, ropes, ladders, gates, digital scales, calculators, headlights, brake parts, chairs, tables, and lamps. These exclusions (see attached for complete list), which must be claimed using…

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U.S. to Suspend, Roll Back Tariffs on Imports from China

Monday, December 16, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report President Trump announced Dec. 13 a phase one trade agreement with China under which the U.S. will not impose the additional 15 percent tariff on List 4B goods imported from China that was set to take effect Dec. 15. An official notice implementing this action is scheduled to be published in the Dec. 18 Federal Register. The president said the U.S.…

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U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Revised, Signed

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report The U.S., Mexico, and Canada signed Dec. 10 a new version of a trade agreement updating the 25-year-old NAFTA that reflects a number of revisions agreed to in negotiations between the Trump administration and House Democrats. The House of Representatives could vote on the USMCA during the week of Dec. 16 but the timing of a Senate vote is less…

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