Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Update

President Trump signed a Proclamation on October 30, 2020 that affects eligibility under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) as follows: Benefits to certain products from Thailand have been removed effective December 30, 2020, 12:01 AM.  Benefits to parboiled rice (HTS 1006.30.10) for all GSP beneficiary developing countries (BDCs) have been removed effective November 1,… Read more »

China Section 301 Product Exclusions Expire on October 2, 2020

The United States Trade Representative has extended 37 product exclusions for goods that are imported from China under Section 301 Lists #1 and 2 and entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 2, 2020 and before 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on December… Read more »

China Section 301 Product Exclusions Expired on September 20, 2020

China Section 301 product exclusions previously granted to certain goods from Lists 1 and 2 expired on September 20, 2020 as scheduled except for 62 exclusions from List 1 and 86 exclusions form List 2. A total of 313 exclusions expired. Goods eligible for the product exclusions that were extended must be entered under U.S…. Read more »

Merchandise Processing Fee and Other User Fees Increase

The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) will increase from a minimum of $26.79 to $27.23 and the current maximum of $519.76 to $528.33 effective October 1, 2020. The MPF rate of 0.3464 percent will remain unchanged. You may view the complete list of user fees that are being increased here.

Refunds of China Section 301 Tariffs May Be Available But Fast Action Needed

The following article has ben published by Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg and it is being posted with their permission.  Refunds of China Section 301 Tariffs May be Available but Fast Action Needed A recently filed lawsuit could result in refunds of all Section 301 tariffs levied to date on List 3 and List 4A goods… Read more »