Category: Duty Rates

More List 3 Exclusions

On November 26th the USTR announced 32 specially prepared product descriptions, which cover 39 separate exclusion requests.” These exclusions are specific to List 3 and will be retroactive. Please review the list carefully since the exclusions are very specific and do not apply just because the HTS code matches.

5% MORE!?!?!?! – revised

The news has reported that President Trump is increasing tariffs ANOTHER 5%. This is in retaliation for China announcing additional tariffs on US goods. The confusing part for most is where does this 5% apply. The answer is………..ALL LISTS. For current Lists 1,2, & 3 the 5% will begin October 1st. For List 4a &… Read more »

List 4 based on ENTRY DATE

Federal Register Notice has been issued related to when duties will begin for list 4. According to the USTR the duty will be based on THE ENTRY DATE. This means all goods on the water will NOT be exempt from additional tariffs if they arrive on or after September 1st or December 15th depending on… Read more »

SOME Additional Tariffs Delayed

UPDATED (11:34am)—-The USTR just announced they will delay the increase in tariffs on some categories. Some of the items include certain toys, footwear, cell phones and video game consoles. The start date of September 1st has been delayed until at least December 15th. Click here for List4A (effective September 01, 2019) and List 4B (effective… Read more »

List 3 Exemptions

The first round of exemptions for Section 301, List 3 HTS codes has been published. The exclusions are retroactive to September 24, 2018 and will extend for one year after the publication of the notice. Click her to see the 10 specific product descriptions affected. If you are a customer of JWH then I have… Read more »

List 2 Exemptions

On July 31st the USTR published the first round of exemptions for Section 301, List 2 HTS codes. The exclusions are retroactive to August 23, 2018 and will extend for one year after the publication of this notice. FR 84 No. 187 outlines the exemption and the HTS affected. If you are a customer of… Read more »

YES – It is true, MORE TARIFFS

President Trump announced he will impose an additional 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion dollar of goods from China. These goods are on List 4, and include footwear, clothing, and other goods that have been kept off previous lists. This announcement comes after 2 days of negotiations. Another meeting of negotiators has been scheduled… Read more »

Plastic Hangers Dutiable

In a recent ruling US Customs has reversed it ruling on allowing plastic hangers to be imported duty free as Instruments of International Traffic (IIT). In the past customs determined that the apparel items were made overseas and placed on the hangers for transportation to the United States. Once the apparel items were purchased the… Read more »

Chinese Tariff Increase

Over the weekend President Trump has threatened that the additional duty on $200 billion worth of goods being imported from China could increase from the current 10% to 25%. The key word right now is THREATENED – that means there is still a chance that this weeks meeting with the Chinese delegation could produce another… Read more »

Women’s Sandals

In an unusual role reversal, CBP is proposing reclassification of some women’s sandals that would lower the duty. That is right, LOWER the duty. Click here to see the formal Customs Bulletin.