Section 301 – Phase 1

On Friday the United States announced they will suspend the 5% tariff hike that was expected today. This is being called “Phase One” of the negotiations in what people believe will pave the way for future deals. For most people this does not satisfy their call for an end to the tariffs but as we… Read more »

EU Tariff Increase

The Unites States has published the list of products that will be affected by the Section 301 Airbus investigation. Although the start date is believe to be October 18th that date has not been officially mentioned. The list is divided into 15 different sections and covers many countries so make sure you review carefully. If… Read more »

Tariffs Delayed

Last week President Trump announced he will delay the additional 5% increase planned for October 1st until October 15th. This is due to the continued negotiations between both countries. China is also doing their part – they have exempted more than a dozen U.S. goods, including port and soybeans.

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 »

MPF min/max increase

For a 2nd year in a row the Customs Merchandise Processing Fee minimum and maximum fee will go up. The increase will be at the start of Customs fiscal year – October 1, 2019. The minimum will increase to $26.79 and the maximum will be $519.76. The flat rate for informal entries will be increased… 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 »