On Friday, May 8, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released a new list of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 3 products currently subject to a 25% tariff in the Federal Register Notice 85 No. 90 27489.
News / 2020
On May 1, 2020, the United States Trade Representative announced that they are considering a possible extension for up to 12 months for exclusions granted under the initial 11 List 3 product exclusion notices posted through March 26, 2020. The extension would apply to almost all exclusions issued for the $200 Billion List 3 products currently subject to a 25% tariff.
During the month of April, 2020, Noatum Logistics (formerly MIQ Logistics) was involved in a number of events throughout the logistics industry. Read about industry updates, regulatory updates and announcements in the April 2020 logistics link.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in April, and the overall economy contracted after 131 consecutive months of expansion, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.
On Friday, April 24, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will enter into force on July 1, 2020.
On Friday, April 24, 2020, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released a new list of product exclusions to the Section 301 List 3 products currently subject to a 25% tariff in the Federal Register Notice 85 No. 80 23122.
On Monday, April 20, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released Cargo System Messaging Service (CSMS) 42429822 announcing the “Interim Implementation Instructions” for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
On Monday, April 20, 2020, the Secretary of the Treasury and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in Cargo Systems Messaging Service 42423171 that they would be postponing for 90 calendar days the payment of duties, taxes and fees for importers experiencing a significant financial hardship due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and that meet the specific guidelines below.
Estimates show that imports at major U.S. retail container ports dropped to their lowest level in five years in March, and imports are projected to remain significantly below normal levels through early summer as the coronavirus pandemic continues, according to the Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
On Friday, February 10, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) on Federal Register Notice 85 No 70 FR 20195 to address the prioritization and allocation of certain scarce or threatened health and medical resources for domestic use. The intent of the rule is that the scarce or threatened personal protective equipment (PPE) materials remain in the United States for use in responding to the spread of COVID-19. The materials identified in the TFR may not be exported from the United States without explicit approval by FEMA.