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Mexico Update – New Tariffs on All Imports from Mexico Suspended

On Friday, June 7, 2019, the President of the United States announced that the proposed 5 percent Mexico tariffs would be “indefinitely suspended” as Mexico has “agreed to take strong measures” to curb the flow of Central America migrants into the United States.

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China Tariffs: USTR Releases Fifth Set of Exclusions

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, the United States Trade Representative office released a fifth Notice of Product Exclusions to Section 301 List 1 products currently subject to a 25 percent tariff.

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India Removed from GSP

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the President of the United States signed a Proclamation to Modify the List of Beneficiary Developing Countries which removes India from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) effective June 5, 2019. This action is a follow-up to the initial announcement on March 4, 2019. By statute, a 60-day notice to the U.S. Congress and India was required before the removal from GSP could become effective.

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List 3 China Tariffs – Effective Date Delayed Until June 15

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the United States Trade Representative announced that they intend to publish a notice in the Federal Register that “extends the amount of time certain goods exported from China have to enter the United States before they will be subject to an additional tariff increase from 10 percent to 25 percent.”

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New Tariffs on All Imports from Mexico

On May 30, 2019, in an effort to further address illegal immigration from Mexico, the White House announced  that a 5 percent tariff will be imposed on goods from Mexico effective June 10, 2019. This action is being taken under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977. Per the announcement, the tariffs will be increased pursuant to the following schedule if Mexico does not take sufficient steps to stop illegal immigration:

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Turkey Updates: Removed from GSP and Tariffs Reduced on Steel

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, the President of the United States signed two proclamations that impact trade with Turkey.

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Section 232 Automobiles and Auto Parts Tariff Decision Delayed 180 Days

On May 17, 2019, the President of the United States issued a proclamation directing the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to pursue negotiations with the European Union, Japan and any other country the Trade Representative deems appropriate in order to address the threat to U.S. national security identified by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Secretary. A decision to impose new tariffs on imports of automobiles and auto parts will be delayed for 180 days while the USTR pursues these negotiations.

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United States, Canada and Mexico Eliminate Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

On Friday, May 17, 2019, the United States announced the elimination of all steel and aluminum tariffs against Canada and Mexico, effective May 20,  2019. In joint statements with the United States, Canada and Mexico also agreed to eliminate all retaliatory tariffs against the U.S.

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China Tariffs: USTR Releases Fourth Set of Exclusions

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a fourth Notice of Product Exclusions to Section 301 List 1 products currently subject to a 25 percent tariff.

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China Tariffs: USTR Proposes Additional Import Tariffs on Products from China

On Monday, May 13, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a new proposed list of products that could be subject to an additional 25 percent tariff.

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